cmacklin (227) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Dark black colour with a small creamy brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and a dry bitter coffee finish. Well balanced.
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
After a few, lets be honest, dreadful Finnish beers in Helsinki, I had this beer to reel me back in. A good roast coffee with some caramels, there’s a chocolate flavor here, but on the bitter side, not sweet, which really works wonders on the beer. This is a beer for dark winter nights in candle light. Sublime!
bergstaden (1184) - Røros, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a brown head - Good malt aroma with some dark fruits - Good malt body with coffe , dark fruits and a good bitterness - Lasting finish with coffee and bitterness - This was good
Pdubyah (349) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I revisited this after having some 18 months ago. It’s still slightly disappointing in that I thought that this lacked body and the mull mouth feel that I might have expected, or over expected. It is nicely porter fruity and decently bitter, the head dies quickly and leaves a decent lacing. Aroma is the fruits and mostly chocolate, for me.
78samh (124) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured a dark brown. Little head. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Bittersweet cocoa and coffee dominate the taste with hints of vanilla, bourbon and oak. Medium bitterness at the finish. Excellent porter!
DwarfeD (851) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle at home. Dark clearish brown with a small off-white head. Light to medium body with light to moderate carbonation. Coffee, chocolate, bread, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. A decent porter.
eRock_2013 (208) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well a nice porter style offering by Rogue; as the name implies, stronger on the coffee side than the dark malty side of this porter. Roasty coffee aroma, some caramel sweetness on the nose. Taste is mocha coffee with subtle chocolate malt, more cocoa bitterness than sweetness. Appearance was classic porter, nearly black ruby-accented color with khaki head, nice cascade effect similar to a Guinness when poured. On that note, finished more dry like a stout. Interesting and pleasant, but not my personal favorite porter. A little too light and thin mouthfeel. Flavor intensity could have been stronger too. Still, very good overall.
kordestanchi (33) - - APR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with brownish head. Very nice aroma for a porter. Unlike the smell, it doesn’t taste sweet
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite light body for a porter, no head. Sweet aeon and the taste does have mocha. Very pleasant, good session beer.
mstrcrwly (244) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler..dark brown with fluffy tan head..aroma of chocolate, cream, coffee, roasted nuts..smooth,dry, malty..just like a porter should be..very good.