BVery (7606) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Amber pour. Aroma of caramel and sweet malt. Taste is buttery popcorn topping and smooth caramel malt. Yummy.
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good to see this again, haven’t had it since 98
Brown,small tan head.Light citrus hop nose. Big citrus hop profile, huge malt backbone. Medium citrus/bitterness in finish
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
douglas88 (6942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
malrubius (2038) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Sledutah (5738) - Utah, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown with a fizzy white head. Mellow hop aroma. Tastes of butterscotch dominating followed by bitter hops and citrus tastes.
kyzr (1153) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.