DocJitsu (969) - Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an evenly murky apple-amber color with a tan head. Tart and sweet nose. Thick, but not creamy. Slightly oily. Surprisingly fruity. But not in a fresh way. Like a processed artificial flavor fruit with some blended toffee/caramel. A little buttery.
gunnar (5325) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at CBC Clerkenwell tasting. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of dusty malts, dark fruits. Taste is rich malts, dust and cellar, sweet caramel, dark fruits and alcohols.
angel77 (983) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 25 cl en casa. julio de 2013. Bueno esto ya es otra cosa dentro del mundo Rogue, que hasta ahora, y después de unas cuantas variedades, ha sido tan plano, contenido y sin sobresaltos. Cuerpo fuerte con predominio de tonos dulces, al calentar se asemeja a licor. Enorme aroma y sabores potenciados por sus maravillosos 11 vol. Se hace necesario repetir de nuevo esta cerveza aunque habrá que rascarse el bolsillo.
ICEatALAMO (941) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2012 vintage bottle. The pour is a nice dark ruby color with a little head. The aroma is strong, can smell it as it sits in front of me. Nice strong aroma, sweet carmel and toffee, with some booze to it. The taste is disappointing. A bit metallically and finishes a little harsh. Also a little thin and light for a high abv beer.
seymour (1438) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared 2007 vintage at GregFest 2013 from a cool-looking painted ceramic bottle with swingtop stopper into a nonic half pint glass, thanks Greg & Aaron. It poured a clear deep reddish brown colour with thin weak off-white head. Great big beer, intensely strong malty and hoppy aspects, even 5-6 years later! Bread, fruitcake, caramel, toffee candy, grapefruit, pine cones, very bitter, hints of vanilla, marshmallows, booze. Full bodied, chewy mouthfeel, high alcohol but pleasant and smooth, long lasting resiny bittersweet aftertaste. Surprisingly delicious and harmonious.
vyvvy (4000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 version. Pours murky dark brown with a tan head. The aroma has lots of dough, vanilla, brown sugar, cream, lots of caramel, toasty malt and something that seems like saltiness. It has a full body that is kinda rough with mild harsh carbonation. The initial taste is dark brown bread, toffee, caramel, oxidation, earth, pine, burnt sugar and dirtiness. The finish has pine, earth, resin and bread. Pretty solid.
gregwilsonstl (1094) - Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2014 2007 Vintage. Cardboard. Caramel. Bitter. Pine. Chinook. Thanks aaron. High alcohol. Delightful. Too inibriated to fully enjoy.
zizzybalubba (1428) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 mL bottle from SoHo Organic Market, Elizabeth City, NC (2013 bottle). Murky light brown pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of tangerine, grapefruit, brown sugar, and molasses. Great flavor of bitter citrus hops, caramel, toffee, booze, and just a touch of chocolate on the finish. The bitterness lingers on the palate but eventually fades and the subtleties of the more hidden flavors start to come through. Pricey, but this is an outstanding barleywine.
RumRunner101 (773) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown pour. Aroma is big and boozy with dried fruits. Big flavour, alcohol comes through, but in a nice, warming way. Big and bitter, but tons of sweet malt balance. Somewhat fruity and earthy. Well done and tasty.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at Beer Belly Deli in Syracuse NY, deep dark pour, intensely rich aroma of booze and hops, extremely drinkable for 11.5% really good mix of flavors, hoppy yet not too much so with some malt in the finish. A really good beer from Rogue