Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
slightly sweet roasted aroma, the nitro watered it down really hurting the great choclate maltiness I love so much in the bottled version
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stout?!? To thine own self be true. Did somebody mis-label this as a stout? Unless my tongue did mistake this, I could swear that this is a porter. Smokey. I do now remember the poor creature, small beer
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 A wonderful, wonderful stout. Very creamy, Iím writing from memory, will have to re-rate next time I sample it.
boto (1951) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, with a tan head. Big taste with lots of chocolate in the nose and taste. Very full, chewey taste. This is an excellent stout!
3fourths (8549) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Pours pitch black with no light passing through. Dark brown head of medium size. Very roasted, chalky aroma, with hints of amaretto. Very rich tastes, with emphasis on the back of your tongue. Itís a rough tasting stout, and works very well as a marinade, particularly for salmon fillet. One of my favorite stouts, though at times can be a little musty.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rich Aroma and full palate makes this beer a favorite of mine.
morebier4me (140) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good but perhaps one of the most over rated beers from Rogue.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick black, lingering light brown head. . .rich roasted malts, dark nuts and chocolate. . .there are times when words donít come to my mind to describe how great something is, this is a time like that -> Fantastic stout!
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a jet black color with a big brown head. Strong aroma of malts, hops, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is heavy with malted barley, roasted coffee, and mild hints of chocolate. Very thick and rich, with just enough hop presence to accentuate the malts. Excellent stout, and one of my favorites.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2003 Smoky malt aroma. Khaki head. Fairly bitter, but hops balanced by roasted barley flavors with hints of coffee. I would have called it a porter if I hadn't seen the bottle.