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 (4842) - 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.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black with a brown hue, the head was think and very brown. Rich black malt aromas. Tasting the real-deal, it delivered roasted malt flavours which were dry and bitter, like 80% coco dark chocolate. Coffee/mocha finish. Nice long palate but not as smooth as some. Possibly a little on the thin side compared to its contemporaries.