jrodooo5 (1299) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hops galore! Kind of a 1 trick pony. Pour is very dark w/ a tan head & leaves some lacing. Huge bitterness upfront that lingers throughout the finish. Somewhat disappointing - I was hoping for some more depth!
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brownish amber (not black that’s for sure) with a medium creamy bubbly light tan head that laced. Aroma of fresh citrusy and pine hops, caramel and honey roasted nuts. Flavor of toffee, caramel, tobacco, pine and citrusy hop notes. A solid dose of malt flavors going on here with the aggressive American hops to balance. They didnt hit the black in the appearance on this one and are getting too much of the malt flavor. More like a hoppy amber. Great beer but not a black IPA.
haddon90 (1565) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at PDX. Pours a hazy, dark copper color with a thin, tan head. Malty aroma with a hint of hops. Red aleish type flavor with a nice kick of hops. It is actually really hoppy. Nice beer and it has been a while since i put back some Rogues.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing dark IPA smooth dark fun drinkbwirh friends at the brewery fresh from the tap yes
Lowenbrau (2713) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle @Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Aroma is slighlty coffee, some nuts, Pours black, with off-white head, poor retemption and lacing. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is mild bitter, smooth, chocolate and some coffee. Interesting one.
Botella de 65cl en el Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. Aromas ligeros de café y nuez. Color negro, con corona blanquecina, pequeña, de corta duración y poco encaje de Bruselas. Cuerpo medio, carbonatación débil, textura sedosa. Amargor suave, limpio, con notas de chocolate y café.
cheap (4675) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Bocktown, nice place. Not much detectable aroma., just clean and no fragrance. Dark appearance. Thin skummy looking head. Wew, first taste is ropey bitter stuff. Not sure if I’d call this IPA in nature but it could behave a little better on my tongue. Nasty nellie on the taste buds. Relatively strong bitter medicine. Not exceptionally bitter, like most IPA but it is bitter fer sure. Gets astringent inthe back of the throat on the finish. On the finish, after it ssettles in, it is not too pleasant for a lager lover. Just a small amount of detectable co2. Not a pleasant pheasant.
kramer (5431) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a clear light brown to dark amber body with a small fizzy off white head that fell to a wispy film. The nose is pretty nice, plenty of fresh hops, some noticeable Simcoe for sure. Pretty light on the malt and minimal Rogue ’house’ character. The flavor is a bit overly thin, not much malt to back up the hops. The hops are still pretty bright and tasty, but fades to a slightly bland and thin finish. Not bad, but it lacks in the ’porter like’ qualities that I want in a Black IPA. Not the worst Rogue beer though.
socialbeer (108) - SPAIN - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color marron oscuro y espuma marron densa y persistente. Aroma especiado y lupulado. En boca maltas caramelo y dulzor, con especias y final lupulado y seco.
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draught. Not an exceptional Black IPA. It is aggressively hopped as one expects from rouge. A bit thin.
chinchill (3223) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A moderately aggressive pour from a 22oz bottle into my snifter produced a smallish, tan head that had moderate retention and left plenty of sticky lace on the sides of the glass. Nearly opaque, this cloudy brew is a very dark brown with red-orange highlights under light. The aroma is quite earthy and rather hoppy, with notes of toffee, citrus and vanilla. The taste is a rich and complex, as expected given that it is a winter seasonal made with 15 ingredients. The most noticeable characteristics are the very earthy richness, a complex hop component (derived from Newport, Horizon, Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo, Crystal 90 and Rogue Willamette varieties), and a strong toasted malt flavor. IBU = 68, but it has a rather mild and restrained bitterness. Great hop/malt balance. Excellent medium carbonation; Medium-full bodied.
O - Hops are more evident in the aroma than the taste, where the rich malt flavor dominates without masking the complex hop component. Mogul Madness is a smooth and delicious brew you can think of as either a winter warmer or a brown PA. In any case very flavorful and interesting without being challenging. Highly recommended year around.