Drinker101 (54) - East Ridge, Tennessee, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice thick look. Smell of hops. Flavor is of course very hoppy. My over all impression is high of this beer very thick and tasty beer.
Apellonious (53) - USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/ruby color with a tan head that quickly dissappates. Aroma a burnt roasted choco- coffee smell, and something else that I cant quite place. Decently carbonated, moderately flavorful, can be sweet at times, others times complex, sometimes simple. kind of like a women. Decent brew from Rogue.
teebradford (51) - Senatobia, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2007 Wow, this stuff is really, really good. Nice, thick, dirty brown head that sticks around. I can defintely taste coffee. Fantastic aroma. Beautiful dark color, and surprisingly smooth.
beoir (51) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 12, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
musty coffee aroma. creamy mouth feel. coffee with bitter and subtle chocolate flavors. I enjoyed this beer.
Coolmac (51) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful Brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee and toasty malt. Sharp on the tongue with strong roast and coffee. Not really my ideal porter, but tasty.
jamidwyer99 (49) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Watery and disappointing. Not the two great tastes that taste great together (coffee and Rogue beer) one would expect.
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pours reddish brown from bottle and then settles very dark in the glass with some reddish/amber hue near the edges. Thick and frothy head; Tan in color. Coffee; and smokey roasted malt. I didn’t really pick up on mocha or chocolate till later; it seemed much more subdued. Medium body; dry mouthfeel. Carbonation is noticeable. Beer lingers a little after taking it down. Feels thinner than I would prefer.
Aegrus (49) - USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pint. Another pitch black porter with very little head. Very vague sweet aroma which reminds me of roasted malt. Decent mouthfeel, which is medium in body. Roasty flavor that has a coffee finish. Dark chocolate flavors are present. All the nuances are pretty balanced. Good.
Allthatisevil (48) - alabaster, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When you poured it has a a nice black colour. The head was beige and lingered, a little too carbonated. Flavour of strong hops w\ a great coffee and mocha hints. The aftertaste lingures of toffee. Smells exactly like it taste. ****great brew*****
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark dark brown color with uneven settling thick brown head. Strong chocolate aroma, with bread and slight sourness. Milk chocolate in flavor with some sweetness mixed with a bit of roasty dryness. Thick mouthfeel. Yum.