LordNeuf (136) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent stout. It had a nice flavor but the finish was a lil too overbearing of coffee.
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RE-RATE 7:29:02 Just doesn’t blow me away. Its pretty good but not quite the world beater I once thought it was. A beautiful looking beer. Dark as night with a big head. Great aroma. Nice coffee/chocolate flavors. A great stout.
AbeVigoda99 (7) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just a great stout. Great coffee, carmel aroma. Good color. Great first sip almost a hint of vanilla mixed in with the coffee and carmel. Finishes not quite as good as it starts, but finish still has enough bitterness to satisfy. I buy it often and recommend it to anyone who has not tried it.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2005 Black foam. Smooth and cream. If you could only get one beer. One of my all time beers. blank like....
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Simply excellent. A nice black color with a dark tan head and a thin lace. Thick roasty aroma with a very nicely balanced roasted barley flavor and a light chocolate finish. one of the best stout’s I’ve had yet.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rogue is an excellent stout but I certainly wouldn’t call it a sweet stout.
stephen (308) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2003 Delicious on tap and delicious in the bottle. Aroma is roasty with a little vanilla. Opaque, rich, and flavorful. Roasted barley shines in the flavor with hints of dark chocolate and bitterness. Excellent!
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 13, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Carmel, toffee, hoppyness in the nose. Smells fresh like from the local brewpub. Big, brown, thick head. Coffee-like in apperance. Coco bitterness, some carmel flavors with a slight burnt flavor in the end. More carbonated than most stouts. This is a truly beautiful beer.
swamptours (28) - Romulus, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice stout. A little bit of an alcohol aftertaste. Rich flavor.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2004 2002 bottle Great amount of hops and balanced just right with the coffee taste. One of the better stouts produced in America and definitely worth a try. Complex and dry. Good barley taste, not too sweet for a sweet stout.
2004 bomber. Wow. that was one of the first beers I rated and without going in to too much lame detail, I was just about spot on for the rating I would give it now. Dry coffee flavored palate, a bit of chalky like texture. Quite roasty and complex with plenty of malts. The cascades are apparent but not overly so. A very dry chocolatey finish. Good stuff tending much on the dry side.