FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too bitter, not at all enjoyable. It seemed like they were going somewhere with this but it ends up being to bland for a sweet and too sour for a stout.
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (sold as Wild Irish Rogue). A near-black stout that pours with a small, brown head that quickly fades away. Cascade hops dominate the roasted malt in the aroma. Medium-full body, moderately carbonated. Roasted malt flavours up front with notes of dark chocolate and coffee. A grapefuity and piney hop character follows and leads through the long finish. A well-crafted and enjoyable stout (not really a sweet stout to my taste), but the flavour profile really mellows after the first few sips, losing some of its personality in the process. It starts out on the right foot, but then stumbles a little bit.
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hmm, interesting stout. Pours dark black with a thin brown head. Aroma is coffee and hops, flavor is much the same. Tasty if a bit one dimensional. Quality, as far as light stouts go!
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and coffee-like. Has a nice brown head with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, malt, and hops, with hints of coffee. The cascade hops shine through well on this beer. Flavor is nice and the mouthfeel is full. Tastes of choco-coffee and hops dominate, with some earthy undertones. Overall pretty good.
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has a nice roasty malt chocolate, coffee aroma to it that works out well. In the flavor department there is a nice roasty malt, chocolate, and and coffee taste with a nice little hint of hops as well. Another solid beer from Rogue.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty good dry stout. Not stellar by any means but I like it better than Guinness. Pours almost opaque with a whispy tan head that dissipates quickly. Roasted malt, coffee-like nose and taste. Medium body with a slightly bitter finish.
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black body with a good mocha colored head. Great chocolaty roasty aroma with tons of coffee. The aroma is very strong and delicious. The flavor has TONS of roast malt with coffee and chocolate in the background. Bitterness is pretty high for a stout, but Rogue is as Rogue does. I can’t get any hop flavor off this one. Good heavy body but not thick. It doesn’t make much sense to say, but it makes sense in my mind. All the body is right up front and it slims down almost immediately. A great stout all around.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2005 (I poured at the station next to this one as a volunteer). Inky black , with creamy head. Nice, hoppy pineyness and maltiness. Hinsts of chocolate and crystal malts. Awesome, though not very traditional because of the strong hop floral component in the nose. I like it.
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Draft) This is one of the best regullar stouts out there. Beautifull dark color nice head (nitro) Deep rich flavor hits of chocolate with some nice roasty flavors rounded out with a tang of hops at the end. a slight bit sweet but Highly drinkable
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(tap)Woa, what a nice creamy beer. Lots of chocolate and coffee hints in this one. Feels really nice and so smooth. Definitly a great beer. Will grab this one again.