CaboWabo99 (24) - USA - JAN 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
STOUT and gooooood. I like this beer even though I do not like most of the Rogue beers. Quality flavor and very rich indeed. It is a good winter time beer to drink.
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’mellow’ chocolate aftertaste? No way! Tons of chocolate at the finish, and that’s what makes it stand out for me. Would be great for desert, but I can’t imagine drinking it with anything else. I prefer the Mackeson Triple, which is similar, with less chocolate.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Very nice lightly tan head. Very dark, nice coloring. Sweet aromas. Slight hoppiness in the flavor as well as other flavors. Will have to have again and note the particulars. Definately one to try.
Denver2012 (24) - - FEB 22, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had this in a bottle and on nitro tap; this review is for the nitro tap version.
This was already one of my favorite beers via the bomber. Then I tried this on tap and, WOW, it was only ridiculously better. The big downfalls from the bottle version (effervescence and somewhat thin body) were improved upon and what was already good was only better.
A: Nice, creamy dark brown body with a nice, brown head.
S: A rich, semi-sweet, and somewhat bitter aroma.
T: A beautiful combination of chocolate, sweet oatiness/maltiness, roasted malts, and bitter coffeeness
P: Beautifully creamy and medium bodied.
O: What was one of my favorite oatmeal stouts became my favorite oatmeal stout having now tried this on tap. Honestly, the perfect beer via nitro tap imho.
jbender (23) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a mellow chocolate/coffee aroma. Pours thick with a creamy head that stays around. The mellow chocolate/coffee aroma transfers right into the taste. Bitterness balances well with the malt. Body could be slightly fuller. Went great with the steak I had. Overall a quality stout.
ssurp (23) - trenton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2001
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lose interpretation of a cream stout. A little too bitter for a cream stout for my taste. Is it over-roasting the malt, not using the right hops? I don’t know. The finish is bitter and stays with you. Maybe they’re trying re-define the style.
celticg99 (22) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ive only had it once since i am not from the west coast, but it is one the best beers i have had in a while
stemcell00199 (22) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best stouts I’ve had in America.
Tap (22) - - FEB 21, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great beer. One of my favorites from Rogue. Which is alot with such a big offering from them. Just delicious stout not overwhelming on the oatmeal part but there with chocolate and malts. Very tasty, almost like dessert. One, two, or three that is the question.
iwc046 (22) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black with a tan/brown head and slight lacing throughout. Beer feels and finishes extremely smoothly, almost refreshingly so which is unique in my experience of drinking stouts. Same general flavors as most stouts, but not over bearing which makes the stout very drinkable. Very solid stout.