KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured black with a very large light brown rocky head that was mostly diminishing and had good lacing. The aroma was of burnt cereal malts, mild resin hops and an earthy doughy yeast with strong notes of coffee and dark chocolate. It tasted mildly sweet with a hint of coffee at first then went to a slightly bitter-sweet coffee flavor that had a nice hint of chocolate and was mildly hoppy at the finish with the flavor lingering for an average amount of time. Mouthfeel was full in body and creamy in texture with a flat carbonation. Overall a nice stout, great on a cold winters night.
Mortlach (1053) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Handpump @Buskers Pub (Rome). Deep black, unclear, massive beige foam. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, alcol, coffee notes and liquorice, so intense. Flavour is powerful, chocolate, coffee with liquorice and bitter end. Medium to high body, flat, rich. Very good!
mircoas (151) - ITALY - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
40cl @ Tap. Oatmeal stout con una bella schiuma bianca, sentori di caffé e cioccolato, finale molto amaro.
bg80 (36) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro. Deep black color, beautiful rich tan head. Good thick lacing. Extremely smooth creamy texture, with flavors of roasted malts balanced by some hop bitterness at the end. Texture is the thing. Not an amazing palate.
eluosiren (118) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was the first Rogue beer I tasted and its a good stout but no more. It’s quite plain and not complicated
hohops (423) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is pretty much pitch black, values hint of brown around the edges. A half-finger brown/tan head which doesn’t last long. Aroma- milk chocolate, dark malts, slight roast, coffee, vanilla, brown sugar. Taste- dry roasty notes hit first, bitter chocolate, cold coffee, roast dark malts, quite full and a bit creamy in the mouth, roasty, bitter finish slightly reminiscent of burnt toast, with a hint of vanilla. Nice stout.
willisread (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Popeye in Tokyo. Served in a shaker half pint. Sorghum black color with a nice toasted marshmallow colored foamy head. Roasted coffee and sweet malty and chocolate aroma. Creamy mouthfeel and finish. Well-balanced malt toastiness and hop bitterness. Long aftertaste with hints of chocolate.
Christpuncher (1573) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong chocolate and oatmeal flavor to start with a bitter milky finish. smells chocolaty with a soft silky feel in the mouth. lots of sediment in the bottle and the glass. had a bomber pour at home. decent stout.
chribban (239) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Total black beer with a small and fast dissapearing brown head.
Nose: Coffee, dark chocolate, candy, vanilla and roasted malt.
Taste: Coffe from arabic beans, dark chocolate, rich roasted malt, chocolate milk, sweet syrup and some hops.
Body: Medium to full body with light carbonation. A great bitterness. Creamy.
lstorie3 (23) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black with a smallish tan head. The smell is sweet - marshmallows, jelly beans, sugar cookies with a little floral hint. The taste doesn’t follow the nose like I had expected. It’s thick in the mouth. The floral essence hits first and then follows with a dark roasty flavor. Not as sweet as I had expected, which is probably a good thing considering how sweet the smell was. Really good beer.
Towey1989 (133) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black colour with a thick, creamy tan head. Aromas of oats, cocoa, vanilla, caramel and roasted malt. Tastes of oatmeal, toast, roasted malt and coffee. Full bodied and smooth texture. Roasted bitterness in the finish. A smooth, strong stout but doesn’t taste has it smells.