OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with glints of ruby. Thick frothy and slightly rocky light brown head. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Deep roasted flavour with coffee, dark chocolate, and a subtle nuttiness. Lingering and burnt bitter finish. Rich and smooth mouthfeel, light oiliness.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the best stout I’ve had. Jet black beer on a nice brown head. The nose is of hops and sweet roasted malts. It’s smooth with a thick mouthfeel. Bitterness is very balanced.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - APR 28, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2004 Bottle. poured an opague black with a thick brown head. slight roasted aroma. laced down glass. taste is good. roasted malt chocolate toffee flavor is prevalent, but finishes slightly sweet with a bit of hop goodness very smooth overall. each drink is better than the last. a first rate beer. i’ll drink this again
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Only Fine Beer (Bottles). Jet black - poured a lustrous, oily richness, with a short beigie head, which lasted throughout. Sweet hoppy aroma - just like previous Rogues I've tried. Rich mouthfeel, well balanced with some sweetness and pepper. Some smoke, light chocolate and a lingering bitter coffee aftertaste. Remains easy drinking, very tasty.
uvajed (183) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely a very good stout, with a pronounced chocolatey aftertaste, but not especially noteworthy. Certainly this is better than anything you are likely to find in your local supermarket, but not one to die for. Flavor could be more complex, though it is very good. Nice overall apperance. Not very bitter at all, which some people like in a brew of this style. Worth a try for sure, but I'll try something new next time rather than buying this again.
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - APR 25, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow...this is a one great stout!!! Deep chocolate bwon color with an equally dark head. Chocolate-coffee aromas lead you into a gustatory experience you'll never forget. Smooth, rich mouthfeel with deep roasted flavors covering the palate. A dry hoppiness adds to the character of this beer. Finishes somewhat sweet and forever memorable.
Sammy (11216) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smoooth.. more mocha and malt than coffee which works for me. Beautiful black with modest white head. Cola carbonation. touch of bitterness, but not enough to turn sweetoothers off. Serve closer to room temperature. Was satisfying with hot food at a luncheon. Some oats there, smoothly done.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A classic if there ever was one.
The color is an inky cloak of solemn black.
Head is a thick, crusty, toasted brown. Aroma: supreme example of roast, rich and invigorating, potent and powerful, dry and dreamy, a snootful could rise old Yorick from his grave. Further gleanings give more flavors, of anise, espresso, pepper, chocolate. I could smell this all day and think of nothing better to do!
On first taste, I am transported! Beautiful bitterness, lush malt, titanic texture! Thoroughly magical hop play on the palate, to make old Prospero proud, malt as dark and knotted as King Richard's heart. Every single time I have the pleasure to sip this fine ale, any wintry discontent is made glorious summer anon! I happily suffer a sea-change, into something rich and strange!
I feel like the world's mine oyster...mmmm. oy-sters!
From Shakespeare to Simpson, that's how even the best of beers will tranform us all!
Plainly put, the bard of beers does somehow have that bewitching power o'er me, and I am mezmerized good, as I like it. And when the hurlyburly's done, I am left clamoring for more!
I couldn't change a thing about this perfect potion. Some stouts may be more bold or brash in alcohol or flavor, but none is more perfectly integrated in all it's parts and easily drunk and thoroughly enjoyed. Truly, the stuff dreams are made of!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with very dark thick tan head. last ok. decent lacing patterns. choclaty, roasted coffee, light alcohol nose. medium fine carbonation. mildly bitter roasted malt flavor. slight alcohol flavor. slightly watery end. mildly bitter finish. not the best, but nice journey.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (wild irish rogue). Poured deep black, small brownish head quickly faded. Nice chocolaty aroma. You can certainly smell those Cascade hops. Taste in a thick rich stout, which I found quite bitter for the style. Slight coffee undertones as well. For 6%, I thought it tasted a bit strong. Nice beer though, would buy it again.