Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Rogue Smoke is brewed with Great Western Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Crystal, Carastan (30-37 and 13-17), Chuck’s Alderwood Smoked Munich and Bamberg Beechwood Smoked malts; plus Perle and Saaz hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3860) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Brown-black with thin, but perfect chocolate cream head. Wonderful salty chocolate sea air nose with a whisper of steamship smoke. The flavor yaws toward the smokier end with a thick, oily, sooty black patent-forward body with a salty, caramel underpinning. Wet sooty, roasty mouthfeel. Very thick stuff, though I wish the flavor would develop a bit mroe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7701) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Underwhelming. No initial smell. Pours black with great lacing. Average carbonation. Has booze and roast malt in aroma. On tap at Hopcat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2012
65 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 07.11.2009
Aroma has some smoke, tar and distant woody notes. Flavour is somewhat sweet smoke, some tar, woody notes and hints of chocolate. Sticky palate, but still feels a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Brilliant copper color, smokey aroma thin head. Light porter taste. Very drinkable. Light carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft while waiting for the wort to boil at Copper Kettle Brewing in Pittsburgh. Nicely balanced while maintaining a certain crispness on the mouth feel. Here the smokiness is not overwhelming or heavy, just sorta creeps in on the palate at just the right time. Similar to the German smoked beers and very welcome this side of the ocean as all too few of the craft brewers are willing to produce in this neglected family. Cheers for Rogue’s accomplishment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gregwilsonstl (2142) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Clear dark copper. Sweet, pine, and definitely smokey, but not like a typical smoked porter. Would be great w jerkey or fish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4 oz sample at Rogue Brewers on the Bay yesterday. Pours hazy goldish amber with nice lace. Aroma and taste are all campfire smoke, smoked meats, delicious. Nice smoked beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Typically love smoked ales, but this is absolutely no good. nothing pleasant about it at all. Rogue continues to disappoint me...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1251) - USA - MAR 15, 2012
Light amber with a thin white head. Aroma is smoked malt, reminiscent of smoked meat. Flavor is same as the aroma with a slight sweetness in the finish. Could use a little more body to round out the smoke flavor. Overall, not bad, but I prefer my smoke in a heavier beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Cloudy brown color. The head is one-finger in height, creamy and white. The aroma is of smoked malt, and more smoked malt. The taste is of smoked malt with some caramel in the background. The mouthfeel is a little lighter than medium bodied, with a lot of carbonation.

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