omhper (18949) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First rating 2002-02-25:
Brown-black. Coffee and grape aroma. Bitter, but a bit on the thin side. At least that is what I have written in my notes, but after reading others note on this I guess I should get back and re-rate it.
(7/10 5/10 3/5 4/5 11/20)
Re-rate 2002-10-25: Funny, Iíd all forgotten this rating, but came to nearly exactly the same conclusion. Almost black with rich head. Light coffee nose. Some crystal malt profile. Rather sweet.
obfuscatex (9) - USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Good, but a little too bitter.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is only the second Rogue ale Iíve ever tried. I hate to say that Ií not too impressed. Looks brilliant out of the bottle. It set my heart affluter as I poured. I truly felt as though I might be stumbling on to something of infinite beauty. Unfortunately the bouquet made me want to run for cover. Smelled of burnt hair, burnt tires and asparagus urine. Not a good combo. Smell is huge for me. If it donít smell good I canít do it. Very fizzy. For such a dark brew I can only interpret this as the mark of a beer without enough body to support itself on my palate. With that said it tasted of all of the earlier things as well. It truly did taste like burnt tires, and a beer can only justify tasting like that if it is thick as elmerís glue and is about %12. Try an Anchor Porter.
SilkTork (5109) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 June, 2003: Bottle. Aggressively bitter. Does have a little of the wine quality that porters should have, but comes over more as a dry stout. A little more depth and complexity than the other Rogueís Iíve tried, but on the whole quite crude. [3.0]
Dec, 2004: Part of the <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=55&FanOfID=4383>St Stew Off. BBE Jan 04. Abv 5.3% Staleness really showing with cardboard aromas. Bitterness slightly muted, but still present. Dry, roasty, some sweet creamy notes, coffee and chocolate. Much heavier than the Guinness, but a good match up for the Titanic and the F.E.S. Pulls way above itís weight, and does come over as just a bit too thick and heavy as though the brewers have put just a bit too much into this. Sometimes less is more. [2.8]
ChristianSA (368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; Pitch black with rocky tan head. No aroma. Flavor of licorice and roast malt. Slightly metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thick, almost gravylike. Tasty, but a bit weird.
mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - MAY 9, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2005 bottled, rich though a bit too thin to call it full bodied. jet black, caramel aroma, slightly bitter in taste.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Good initial aroma of light fruity chocolate and deeply roasted coffee. After a while the roasted components tend towards charred with a touch of smokiness. Smooth and sweet at the start with caramel and roast components. Body thins out as you drink. A beer of two halves - starts out well but ends not not so well
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice head, good beer. Very predominate mocha flavor. Didnít go too well with my meal though.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 18, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
found it hard to get excited about this. pretty flat with a largish head. chocolate overpowers coffee and then a bit of messy brown sugar in the finish