jgb9348 (4943) - 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.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2003 This is quit an outstanding stout. This Rouge Stout has the taste and aroma of darkly roasted malt, French pressed coffee, and bakers’ chocolate. This brew is most likely the most viscous beer that I have ever had. I can’t wait to have another bottle.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is filled with scents of licorice, coffee, sweet molasis, slight spice. Appearance is jet black. Opaque. Dark brown head. Consistency seems thick, pours very slowly in the glass from the bottle. Very soft and smooth going down, not heavy but very rich. Smokey, complex flavour. Caramelized sugars, molasis, sweet goodness. Malty with a slight, very subtle hoppy finish. As you drink it, the bitter flavour becomes more apparent and pronounced.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 Very well balanced. Very good drinkable all around stout. Smooth with chocolate malt accents. second time i had it i tasted oatmeal. Rerate: The aroma of Choc stout, hazelnut, and this are very similar. Makes me conclude that it's the Pacman yeast. Aroma is an incredible chocolate milk. Even with the more watery hazelnut, the same aroma is there. If this could just
be incorporated in other beers, this could be monumental.