LuckeyHaskins99 (180) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thin head, coffee flavors, kind of weak boquet for a stout. More of a bitter stout rather than cream. Wonderfull opaque color, almost black. Looks like Sheaf’s Stout, tastes much better. Not my favorite stout, but a good brew on the whole. I’ve always like my stouts a good deal lower than room temperature, so that may make my opnions a bit less relevant than most stout drinkers. All in all tho, great label design, a drinkable beer. Hard to calsssify this one, not a ’beginner’s stout’ but I can’t see hardcore stout drinkers not looking for more either.
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overrated. I usually agree with the stout-guzzlers here, but Rogue combines a good stouty flavour with a cheap acrid bite that basically ruines it. Reminds me of a horrid Quebecois microbrew mixed with Guinny.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Stout that is actually good in the bottle?! Nice beer.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2002
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very black. Small brown head. Chocolate/coffee aroma. Roasted flavor. Long bitter finish.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I haven’t been impressed with much from Rogue.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little disappointing as far as stouts go. I expected a much fuller flavor with a better ending. Worth buying, though. Good beer for the stout virgin.
beerwarrior99 (16) - USA - FEB 18, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a big stout fan, but I could handle this one. Reasonable bitterness, full bodied, thick head. Hooray, i finished it.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn this is sweet. This is one of THE best stouts Brandon (me) has ever tried. Nice level of bitterness and not overwhelmingly coffe like. A supreme masterpiece that should be any stout lovers daily choice.
BuzzBeer99 (81) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I would say that there is more than just a hint of chocolate and coffee. Good, not great! Aftertaste gets more powerful as the bottle goes south. Thats the only draw back to an otherwise excellent stout.
ttboy8099 (73) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It killed me.