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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Black IPA
Newport, Oregon USA
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A lively seasonal ale, assertively hopped, dark in color, and festive in taste. Debuting in November 2009, in honor of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. Brewed with 2-Row, Munich, C-120, C-150, Kilncoffee, and Carofa’s Special 2 malts. Hop bill comprises Newport, Horizon, Simcoe, Continental, Crystal 90, Amarillo, and Rogue Farm Willamette. Free range coastal waters and top-fermenting Pacman yeast complete the recipe. No chemicals, preservatives, or additives. 16.5P, 68IBU, 77.7AA, 36L.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Draft. So when you get this beer poured out for you in a bar you might ask, "is this a stout?" Upon closer inspection you will perhaps notice that it is not and is rather just a rather dark winter oriented ale. But the head looks nice and all sorts of creamy and all. Aroma is kind of weak at first and not very impressive, but within it there are things, par example: earthiness and the roasted malts. The the taste; it is good. You get roasted malts, a moderate hops backbone, along with some caramel and brown ale type flavors. Has to be an American Strong Ale because this is really a beer without a genre or style. It is its own thing. Strong brown ale... maybe, but not quite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, hops, slight pine, and hints of Earth and caramel. Poured very deep amber/orange in color with a large, creamy, dense, tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of hops, dark caramel, light citrus, slight resin, slight pine, slight wood, malt, slight fig, slight date, wood, and some bread. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, hop, malt, wood, finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2010
On tap at Brewforia, thanks Rick. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma is sweet citrus hops and rich caramel. A similar flavor; smooth rich pine, citrus hops loads of caramel. Clean and tasty. Another solid brew from Rogue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (1578) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2010
On tap at 4th Ave Pub. Dark reddish brown with a small island of head. Toasty malty spicy dark fruit and earthy hop with some citrus aroma. Toasty brown sugar and caramel dark fruit with roasty assertive bitterness. Medium body. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3042) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2010
Dark reddy amber body with almost lasting head. Sweet aroma, soft caramel and some hops in the nose. Taste is pretty much the same as the aroma promises, still a little sweet, toffee and lasting bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2010
On tap @ Brewforia in Boise
Appearance: Dark amber with a nice amount of tan head
Aroma: Toasted malts, pine & citrus hops
Taste: Well balanced with sweet malts, light smokiness and hops

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
Dark reddish brown with a fizzy white head. Mellow hop aroma. Tastes of butterscotch dominating followed by bitter hops and citrus tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Darker amber pour with decent tan head. Nose of roasted nuts with bits of hops. Flavor has a good roasted malt with mild sweetness that is pushce aside by the pine hops that take control at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2010
This beer brings me back full circle to the first craft beer I’ve tried. 1988 in Philadelphia, at the Khyber Pass Pub. The concert was some punk band like Mule or Philly’s Serial Killers. At the bar there were all sorts of beers I never heard of, and a girl next to me said to try the Rogue Mogul Madness. After that, I couldn’t drink another cheap macro to save my life. and looking back, this isn’t so bad for a first microbrew! the body is ruby-copper, clear. Head is thick foamy, lasts well. aroma is fresh piney hops, juicy, a little floral and perfumey. faint cat urine. flavor starts sweet and lightly roasted caramel malt at the back of the palate, kind of bready, then goes to spicy, bitter, resiny hops with a leafy bitter finish. body is mild to light, kind of feels thin because of the tingly carbonation. aftertaste is fresh peeled grapefruit pith. so many different hops are in the mix that the character gets a little neutralized.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Draft – Max’s. Dark amber, thick lightly tanned head. Deep rich toffee and earth aromas ride soft layers of piney-floral hop notes. Rich caramel malt flavors are well balanced on undercurrents of grassy citric- pine and hints of vanilla wafer. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bittersweet finish. One of the better Rogue beers I have had in recent memory. Well done and quite tasty…


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