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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 2236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. 12 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare™ & Risk™ Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel™ & Liberty™ Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
"Let us give praise to our maker and glory to his bounty by learning about beer." - Friar Tuck


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2003
Dark with very little head upon pouring.Roasted malt and chocolates dominate. Easy to drink-interesting without being too exciting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2005 It’s rich, it’s creamy, it’s quite tasty. The flavor is very similar to Shakespeare, but it’s a bit thinner with more drinkability. Not a bad thing. Roasty aroma and flavor, chocolatey aftertaste. This is an excellent beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Thick and long lasting head and an inviting aroma. Great tasting and a mild & pleasant aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
Perhaps not as "big" as i was expecting. Some light roasted malt and chocolate malt, with a fair hit of citrusy hops towards the finish, and perhaps some light smokyness, fairly pleasant, if a bit uncomplex, not really what i was expecting, but fairly tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
Color is black with a creamy tannish head, faded fast leaving tiny bits of lace. Smells dark and earthy of deep dark, blackened malt, notes of espresso & coffee. Taste echoes of the smell, earthy roasted malt thats very deep, dark, blackened, quite robust with a great dark bitterness of coffee, all very tolerable. Feel is pretty strong, heavy, and full with a nice deep coffee-like dryness. This porter is drinkable and packed with dark flavors, but some of the strength of the taste and body makes for intimidation in my book.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5456) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Pours very dark, opaque with a chocolatey aroma. Very little head. Chocolate and mocha come out very strong in the taste. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2003
I tried this one on cask. Very nice head and good hoppy tone balanced by the complex malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2003
NABA BeerFest 03: Bottle pour, a very traditional porter with lots of chocolate taste to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2003
Has a very dark brown color with little carbonation and a hop smell. Taste is roasted/smoked malts and finishes with a slight bitterness. Overall I was kind of disappointed with this beer as I could not taste the chocolate...Maybe I should have another...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3639) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Deep black brown with moderate beige head and fairly low condition. Quite fruity aromas laced with coffee, chocolate and a slight tart phenolic edge. Soft and sweet in the mouth with some coffee and some more fruity tartness, like a flat cola. Finish was not as full and long as I expected, with a brief coffee roast bitterness


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