TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice bitterness? well balanced? what are you people smoking? This thing was saturated with hop juice. strong, overpowering hops. not that im complaining. Nose was nature's own wheat bread. Taste was some full bodied malt with amssive amounts of hops. finish was just poure hop resin, almost grainy. I think they added all the hops to the boil instead of during fermentation, it was just so grainy feeling.
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beautiful amber ale has for it's highlights, an intense ruby color, a clean hop nose and hints of roast barley and more hops to round out the flavor profile. Well balanced and quite typical of the other excellent Rogue offerings. Reminds me of an Imperial Irish Red.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refreshing, clean hoppy aroma, very nice, malt is present. Nice bitterness, medium body. Well composed ale.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely hoppy - both in aroma and flavor. Pretty good, as most Rogue's are. Great bottle (again, as with most Rogue's).
HighlanderOne (1062) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar in flavor to their American amber, which I loved. Hops galore, as usual. Interesting texture too. Hard to explain, but it seems to have a thickness to it - but in a good way. Finishes well too. An Xmas hit!
pivo (2628) - GERMANY - DEC 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Powerful fresh hop nose with high resolution. Pretty auburn color and fluffy tight bubble head. Start rather slow, but moves to a full caramelly malt body with a spicy middle. Generous amount of fresh American hops creating a lingering bitterness.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the many perfect brews for Christmas Eve.
Pours a robust mahogany body, with a thick and creamy tan head. This brew like the majority of Rogues beers has a huge hops profile, yet the ample malt keeps this brew in check. Notes of guava, papaya, and the typical suggestion of grapefruit & pine are abundant. This is a pretty enjoyable Strong Ale, especially considering the vast parallels between this and Stone's Arrogant Bastard Ale. I possibly detect a pinch of rosemary?
envane (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003. A beautiful dark-brownish red. Nice malt flavour before the sprucy hops kick in. Good
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a good winter ale, perhaps the best ive had. bitter, pours amber color, nice thin head, great beer, kept me warm on a cold evening :0
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Finally, I found a bottle of this. Pours brown with a medium-sized white head. Huge citric hop aroma I would expect from an Imperial IPA. Big-time hop bitterness follows you from the instant you take that first sip through to the finish. Very good stuff.