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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Smoked
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


Jasjin's rating

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004
This was most like sipping a bottle of liquid smoke. Almost overpowering. The description "like drinking a campfire" is perfect. Even though I wouldn’t have this again, it was easily one of the most memorable beers I’ve ever had. A wonderful new experience. If you like this style, I would imagine it is one of the best- as is most beer from Rogue. Cheers to Rogue for trying something different. Equally memorable was the Chipotle Ale from Rogue. Although I didn’t care for that one either, I put the remainder of the bottle in my homemade chili and it was awesome.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Rated on 8-12-2009 (Bottle) This beer forms a medium sized fizzy tan head that mostly diminished, hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and very little lacing. The Aroma is malt, pine hops and smoke. The Taste is semi-sweet, pine hops, mildly smokey, and a very dry finish. The Palate is fizzy and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer does not taste overly smokey which suits me just fine as I do not like overly smokey tasting beer. This beer is worth trying if one enjoys this beer style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2035) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
A: Amber/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Good White Head, Good Lacing S: Smoked Ham T: Liquid Smoke, Roasted Nuts M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Smokey Overall, a decent smoke ale but not much for taste beyond the smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3429) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On tap, listed as "John’s Locker Stock 15k". Pours a dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate malt, light smoked meats, roasted malts. Flavor of roasted sweet malt with light smoke and bitter chocolate in the finish. Starts off a bit sweet but the finish is nice. Pretty good mild smoked beer. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Probably the first Smoked beer I ever had, as it was described to me by the fine folks at Sam’s Quik Shop as "bacon beer." What kind of philistine would not make an immediate purchase? It’s not going to crowd anything from Bamberg from the top rank or anything, but as a modestly tweaked malty beverage (enough peat and caramel here to suggest the base might be a scotch ale), it’s reasonably satisfying.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap in Newport. Hazy brown with an off white head. Scent is smoke and roasty. Taste is sweet malts and smoke. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3334) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3854) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5604) - 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.

3.3
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (574) - 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.


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