bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Bottled version tasted: Black beer with very thin head, bubbly with a hint of chocolate.
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful beer. Sweet coffee aroma, roasted malt flavor, with hint of chocolate and coffee.
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black with a big and lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and roasted rather bitter finish. 221011
Leighton (11315) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Nick. Dark brown pour, tan head. Roasty malt nose, rich mocha. Light sweet flavor, great roasted malts, chocolate, dry coffee, light burnt wood. Medium bodied, chewy, with average carbonation. Roasty finish, mild brown sugar, tobacco and scorched malts. Earthy bitterness in the throat Extremely solid. Can’t really fault this.
bhensonb (11248) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Note: Fooled again by Rogue; this was for a bottle of Rogue Warrior Ale: It’s back. Bottle from Sondra. The blue band is red, and the rising sun is gone. The blue trim on the vest is now red - so it’s a two color label - three if you count white. Opaque brown color with a decent tan head. Smells of citrus hop, darker malt, and coffee? Medium plus body with chewy carbonation. Flavor is smooth toasted malt, deal of coffee, and arguably a bit of hop. Putting this in as an APA seems to have been ok in the beginning, but It’s a stout now. So I’m putting it in two places, and the admins can delete whichever rating they choose.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2007 Total Score: 3.8
Bomber. Something of a mocha aroma. A nearly opaque brown color with a persevering tan head. Full bodied, moderately carbonated, nearly creamy. Starts with coffee, moves to near burnt malt. Sort of causes twinges in the mouth. There’s not a great deal of bitter, and the smooth finish is mostly toasted malt. It’s very good stout.
chrisv10 (11234) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from FOneFan. Almost black with small light brown head. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, bitter, hops, notes of liquorice and a little sweet.
Christian (11203) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black with a lasting light brown head. Burned and roast aromas, some wood, brandy and a hint of cherry. Sweet and fruity flavour that finishes dry and wooden. Somewhat thin and watery for the big flavour.
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Wohlenbergs Vinhandel, Sønderborg. Near pitch-black, with a big foamy beige head. Aroma is malty sweet with a clear roasted character as well as a little chocolate. Nice, full, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is dry, roasted and quite sweet. There is a clear smoky finish to it that is not too powerful - just well-adjusted. Nice stout, indeed.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
GABF-on tap-pours a tan head with black color. Aroma is chocolate. Taste is chocolate. Mild carbonation.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Pours essentially black with a dense, creamy tan head. Nice sticky lacing to go with it.
S: Tons of roasted malts on the nose with a strong earthy hop aroma. Plenty of bitter dark chocolate and cocoa powder as well. Not much sweetness, maybe some burnt sugar.
T: A moderate level of bitterness with lots of earthy hop flavor to go with it. Cocoa powder and bitter, baker’s chocolate are definitely there. Quite a lot of roasted malt flavor as well.
M: Medium in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Was expecting a bit more silky mouthfeel, though.
D: Like a lot of Rogue beers, this is good, but not amazing and not really worth the price they charge.