Hangover (1115) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black (of course).. somewhat lasting reddish-brown head. Aroma is chocolate with strong hop notes. Heavily carbonated. Full mouthfeel. Chocolate, expresso, roasted malts try to contend with what I think is an overpowering hop presence. Finish was dry and bitter. The hops are just to distracting to me, and really take away from what could be a very pleasant experience as the flavors are right on. Perhaps I was expecting something along the lines of their chocolate stout. Still gets a high rating, i just wish the hops would come down a notch or two.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick oily black, but a surprisingly large dark brown head leaps up in the glass. Aroma of chocolate, espresso, aggressively bitter malts. Hint of pine in the background. Nice sprucey bitterness from the hops up front, fades into a nice mocha flavor. Definitely bitter on the finish. Surprisingly light in the mouth, a hint of that roundness you sometimes get with adding oats to the mash bill. A very pleasant, very West Coast beer.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good sweet stout. POurs a deep black, no light shines through, dark brown head. A very roasted bouqet, some dark fruit (plum, raisen), a good deal of hop bitterness, and a chocolate aftertaste. Very smooth and creamy.
sloth (2793) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large brown head, lasting. Black brew, brown highlights.. Roasty, chocolatey nose. Med/full body.Chocolatey fruity flavors. Finish is dry, somewhat chalky.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very, very dark. Thick, toasted marshmellow head. Smokey, coffee aroma. Smooth drinking, creamy malt flavor with a nice bitter finish. Bravo!
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Dark brown with a tan head. The flavors of chocolate, coffee and multigrain toast weakly comes through the blisteringly strong hops. Needs more balance boys.
Dorwart (2521) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great big brown head which settles very slowly but fun to watch. Aroma is not as strong as I would have expected. Roasted grains, a hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Color is black with a hint of red/orange in front of a very strong light. Very smooth flavor with more roasted grains and coffee. Hops presence there also and is very prominent in the finish. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Quite the nice finish. A very good stout. Not as much character as some of the other stouts out there but still quite good.
SpringsLicker (3442) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the most complex and over the top of Rogue's regular Stouts. Just a little more of everything. Not for the novice Stout drinker or initiate to the style.
haddon90 (1614) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black pour with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma full of some hoppyness and roasted flavors. Very smooth taste...dark chocolate and coffee dominate. Nice and easy to drink. A very good Stout to say the least. Bought this 22oz bottle at Total Wine in Manssas, VA.
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Annoyingly over-hopped, some roasty flavours can be tasted through the onslaught of cascades, but not much... fizzy finish.