DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has got a very dark, opaque brown body, with a rich brown head. Wonderful lacing and impressive head retention. A truly beautiful stout!
A pronounced earthy hoppiness really fights for the main role in the aroma. However, the strong roasted malt profile is still the dominant. Dark chocolate and coffee, with some toasted bread notes.
The taste is kind of coarse at first, with a very pronounced bitterness and coffee notes. However, after a few moments, it becomes much smooth and a bit more complex. It has a very rich roasted malt profile, with almost tobacco-like notes. Dark chocolate, espresso, a bit of licorice, and oatmeal. The finish is bitter and malty. As the beer warms up, you may get some nice sweetness and a smoother finish. Tasty, yet very roasty, so not necessarily a beer for all.
Medium-bodied. Some carbonation can be felt at first. No real feel of alcohol. Not the most pleasant mouthfeel, yet it is quite alright.
For such a hoppy and bitter stout, this goes down very well. I would not call this a session stout, but this is certainly very drinkable nonetheless.
dlbeer (730) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at brewfest. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of chocolate, coffee and oatmeal. Nice oatmeal sweetness with slight bitter finish. Very good
jrodooo5 (947) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely black pour w/ a big mocha head that leaves a bit of lacing. The aroma has some nice chocolate notes w/ a hint of some roasted bitterness. The taste is richly full of chocolate upfront & finishes slightly thin w/ some bitterness. This is another fine offering from rogue!
g_georgiou (166) - CYPRUS - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark body with a tan head. Chocolate malty aroma with coffee notes, woody, licorice. Taste is sweet, with some dark chocolate bitterness. Long almost dry finish.
BrewTom (238) - - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dip your nose in bitter chocolate before submerging your whole head in deep, smooth chocolatey heaven. The oatmeal shines through to make it feel like you are licking velvet.
Rated by BrewTom
Luvystypotables (558) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of chicory and coffee, ebony colour with a lasting well laced brown head. Taste of espresso and chocolate with a watery feel and a mildly bitter palate.
Lele (89) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Buona rappresentazione di una classica stout. Colore nero impenetrabile e schiuma abbondante e persistente, dal colore un po’ più chiaro di quello di un cappuccino. Al naso si percepiscono chiaramente le classiche note tostate. Non va bevuta appena tolta dal frigo, si percepisce quasi esclusivamente solo l’amaro. Dopo, in bocca, si avvertiranno meglio le note chiarissime di caffè e cacao amaro, con un retrogusto amaro inaspettatamente poco accentuato e che non persiste molto dopo la fine della bevuta. La si sente scivolare bene sulla lingua. Man mano che la si beve, la si gode (a differenza, purtroppo, di tante altre birre!).
fiercepanda (513) - Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A black beer with a small brown head. The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, and nutty. The flavor is bittersweet chocolate, smoky roasted malt, and creamy oats.
mjmoen (47) - - JUN 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark, almost black. Chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors. Tastes too much like coffee for my taste
Prokroustis (682) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark borwn body, light brown head. Really nice bittersweet aroma heavy on chocolate, with vanlilla, coffee, hints of wood and smoke. Smooth, heavy palate. Balanced flavour with chocolate, a light bitterness with coffee and a dry oatmeal aftertaste.
seanpg (30) - IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this and for me within the style it is a winner. Pours lovely and the aroma hits you as it pours into the glass. Lovely aftertaste and it lingers. As I said before when Rogue do it right they nail it and they have nailed it here.