123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2003
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2004 black as night.good roasted aroma. sweetness doesn't get in the way of the rich malts and just the right amount of hops. I could drink this stuff in place bacon & eggs any day. Finish is rich and smooth with little to no aftertaste. Will drink often!!
Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black with a thick, rocky, tan head that diminshed very slowly. But, when it did it left the most beautiful brussel's lace (which is amazing for this style of beer). Could smeel the coffee notes from two feet away as I poured this beer. Strong taste of baker's chocalte (bitter) that is well balanced by the malt. One of my old favorites
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of chocolate, and roasted malts. Very sweet smell in general. Color is complete black, with a very nice darker cream foam head. Taste is smooth and thinner. No real bitterness from hops until the end, and its slight at that. Flavor is characterized mostly from its overall sweetness. It doesnt have aÒmu¦ticularly chocolatey taste, more of a creamy feel.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black w/ cascading light brown head. Nice lace. Roasted malt (coffee, chocolate) nose w/ lovely wafts of hops. Smooth, creamy feel. Complex flavour: coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt brown sugar, caramel, smoke & even some pine & grapefruit from the cascade hops. Finish is long & appetizingly bitter.
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black whith fine small white foam circle . Sweet refined and soft in aroma . Milk chocolate is present that adds its creaminess . Same goes to the flavours . Soft but not with out its specific Rouge style . Under sweet mellow chocoloate pop up nice gentle bite of cascade hops . Nice !
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep black, with a creamy dark head, quickly dimishes to almost no lacing. Aroma is roasty, smoky, some chocolate, lightly hoppy (floral mostly). Flavor is strong with the chocolate and roasted malts (coffee), with a mild hops bitterness showing in the finish. Very smooth and creamy in the mouth.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not normally my style of beer but this one was very nice. It's so thick, you'll need something to wash it down with. Nice balance in the flavor.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice stout, although I prefer Rogue Chocolate Stout. Its chocolately, roasted, and somewhat dry flavor is finished by a hint of sweetness and lasting bitterness. Also a bit on the hoppy side. Not in the same class as my favorites in the style, Bells Kalamazoo Stout and Bells Double Cream Stout.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy big black stout from Rogue. Rich in flavor but not overpowering. Well balanced.
jamdead (8) - Ashland, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2004 Pours a deep dark brown hue, with a tan head. Superb chocolate flavor, really solid malt profile with enough hops to keep things very balanced.