Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This was something i love before i got a true taste of Belgian beers. Orange brown pour with a white head. Caramel, cherry, pear, and strong hoppy grapefruit.
A decent beer just not much of a Belgian ale.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a ruby chestnut color with a large orange-tan head. The aroma was sweet, fruity and hoppy though a bit rough. The flavor was tangy, bitter, nutty and rough with harsh fruity and floral hops and a touch of caramel and pine. The finish was long, bitter and harsh.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It took some time for me to come around on this beer. It really does change quite significantly as it warms. My first thoughts was that this was just an undefined hoppy beer (just bitterness without any flavor). But the sweet malts finally poked itís head out and decided to assert itself after awhile, and thankfully so. Still, I felt a little let down by the beer. Sure there was the hops, and the malt but so little character. It was drinkable, but I think Rogue can do better. At least Iíd like to think they could do better. Not a stinker, but not their best either.
boto (1760) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bomber: This one pours a darker amber/caramel color that is fairly clear. There was a fingerís worth of a tan head on mine. Not much lacing, though. The aroma is pretty nice. There are definitely some Belgian characteristics to it. Some yeastiness and breadiness to go along with some molasses. Faint aroma of some dark fruits also. The flavor is quite interesting: there is a lot going on here. There are various flavors competing, yet they are well balanced. Some bitterness, some sweetness, even a touch of smokiness. Very Nice!
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A mix of ale styles that turns out well. An American brown/strong ale with some Belgian yeasts and hops. So unique and tasty.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Countryside Liquors (Tampa, FL). Pours a dark amber to brown color with a one finger tan head that settles quickly but provides lacing to the glass. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of floral hops, citrus, caramel, honey. Flavor is much of the same with nuts, spice, and notes of molasses and grapefruit. Generally medium body with a crisp hop finish.
Drink4Satan (666) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky orange-brown colour with a rocky three-finger tan head that retains well with great 3-dimentional lacing. The nose is sweet and vinous with very pronounced hops ranging from piney to citric to fruity. The flavour is a bit weak on the maltiness, but the hop flavours are brilliantly complex and mildly bitter, displaying more hop flavour than bitterness. The malts are lightly toasty and bready, but an odd raw vegetable flavour subsides mid-palate. The alcohol is hidden better in the taste than in the aroma. The body is thin and the carbonation is soft. Decent, but not worth buying again.
Chia (42) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours half inch tan head. color isn’t too impressive its a murky doo doo orange. aroma consists of hopps and over ripened fruit. not much carbonation but goes down smooth and a hoppy flavor is left on your tongue for a long time. not overly impressed with this beer.
msante79 (2187) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating from memory. Pours brown with orange tints with creamy white head. Aroma is nutty with noites of molasses, honey and brown suger. Flavor is nutty also with molasses, caramel and brown suger. Was suprised that this is listed as an ASA. Found it to be an enjoyable brew and one worth trying again.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark ruby color with a thin tan head. There is a lot of hoppy bitterness that I like in the flavor, but also some roasted malts and dried fruit flavor. The finish is very long, and the bitterness stays, adding a unique taste for you to remember it by.