biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love Rogue's beer and this has proven to be no exception...heavy roasted flavor...Very nicely put together
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, with a big brown head. Roasty, acid nose, whiffs of licorice and chocolate. Quite bitter, with an underlying smokiness. Dry but with a nice smooth mouthfeel. Too bitter--odd hops for the style.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This stout was very dark and thick looking with a moderate head and good lacing. Hoppy aroma with notes of fruit, pine and tobacco. Medium to full bodied, warm and sweet up front, a bit tangy, with coffee and chocolate flavors but between the roasted malt and all the hops it had an overriding bitterness that I found distracting-seemed unbalanced and a stretch in the style department.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a large diminishing hazelnut head. I would be hard pressed to find a better looking beer. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roast and a bit of alcohol. Medium thick creamy palate with a decent amount of carbonation. Very nice flavor of roast, coffee, chocolate, anise, with hints of fruit and alcohol. Somewhat astringent. A very good stout.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ebony body and mocha head. Smells like flourless chocolate cake with a hint of vanilla and some alcohol. This puppy redeems Rogue for its hop assault in its other beers. Creamy roasted malt, chalky bittersweet cocoa powder, and a dusty/sticky finish. Yes.
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chocolate, vanilla extract, and molassas aroma. Pours dark with a great almond head. One of my favorite beers altogether. It never gets old drinking this beer! Smooth, creamy and what a sweet stout should be.
fly (1450) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I had a bottle before that obviously had problems that this one did not. Must say that this was quite nice (unlike other bottle that had very sharp, astringent qualities) This was a delight. Thick and pleasant with a nice bitterness to follow the malt richness.
jzzbassman (1530) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Between this and the Chocoalte, I can't pick a favorite, but they are both at the top of my list. Looks beautiful, smells beautiful, and a great roasted malt flavor with enough bitterness in the end to keep it from being too cloying.
Reid (2178) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ok was skulking about my local Albertson today as the wife did the groceries..thought I would take a look at their walk in cooler ( with little hope of finding anything good) and LO and behold there it was one solitary bottle ..at the back 22 oz bomber grabbed it fast.back to wife smiling like a maniac!
OK its the usual high quality screen printed 22 oz bomber we have come to love from Rogue. Says "world stout champion" on the label
Well this beer is a work of art to behold ..completelly black even when held to the light..and a marvelous inch high chocolate coloured head..its dissapated to a lovelly lace..I really didnt want to touch this..maybe I will take a picture next time..hang it on my wall..perfect.
Wonderful aroma of all sorts of luscious dark stuff..chocolate, roasted oats,barley espressoo..it goes on and on
MMMMone wonderful tasting stout..its all of the above with added a creaminess..and a lovelly hop bitterness thats does not overwhelm but compliments ( odd for a stout but Rogue pulls it off).
Very smooth yet its challenging on the tongue.
For a big beer this is an excellent drinkable stout wow wee..I need more sir!
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: just a beautiful beer! Big chocolate nose. Roasty, chocolate flavor. Creamy mouthfeel. They don't get much better than this one.