presario (4689) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick black pour with dark brown head. Sweet coffee aroma. One taste is like espresso, another of warm chocolate. Hop aftertaste echoes mildly in the mouth. Competing flavours of chocolate, nuts and especially coffee, vary in strength sip to sip. Very delicious, mouth feel is smooth but not as smooth as expected. Almost like a very tasty dusty coating is left on your tongue.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours viscous oil black out of the 22 oz. bottle forming a thick brown head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is enticing, bearing heavy darkly roasted malts, coffee, carob and a distinct piney, hoppiness. The flavor lives up to the touted advance billing offered by the visual and olfactory cues. Smoked chocolate, peat, espresso and a robust hop bite along the back of the tongue. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Very nice stout and the relatively low ABV make the “bomber” bottle quite manageable.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich sweet aroma. Pitch black color. Tan head. Great sweet coffee and cream flavor with a chocolate finish. A great stout.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice dark rich beer.Black as night with a smokey aftertaste.Creamy head and went down smooth
jgb9348 (4808) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black in colour with an initially large brown head which subsides to a small tan head with large bubbles. The smell is definately sweet, with tons of malt and a noticable chocolate aroma. Roasted flavour with a soft touch and even ends in a bit of sourness on the palate. The mouthful is pretty thick, but not overwhelmingly so. All said, this is a pretty good beer by a pretty good brewery.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ebony black with small but impressive tan head that lingers. Aroma is cascade and a roasted graininess. Smooth on the palate, thick and creamy. Flavor is malty with a hint of chocolate and hop bitterness. Finishes drier than the other Rogue Stouts I've tried.
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was skeptical about this. Fortunately it wasn't overhopped, very nicely balanced stout. Not weak but not too strong. I appreciate how Rogue put all of the ingredients and beer facts on the bottle. I wish all brewers would list their ingredients. Cheers to Rogue! Anyways, it's mainly a chocolately stout, good thick mouthfeel. Relaxing beer.
shaeffbser (70) - Vail, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark head opaque. malty coffee roasty smell. hoppy nutty roasty taste. creamy palate. Rogue 22 are like a little piece of heaven on earth.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout from rogue. Dark brown color with brown medium head.Roasted chocolate flavor that is smooth in the mouth. Finishes with a coffee taste.Aroma reminds me of brewing coffee.
jjw2000 (72) - USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown color (opaque) with dark brown head. Aroma is very faint, slightly hoppy and some yeast. Flavor is very rich and
the strong roasted mocha/espresso flavor approaches charred. Finish is similarly roasted, fairly bitter, and lingering.
Bitterness seems to derive from both hops and the roasted malt. Smooth/creamy mouthfeel is excellent.