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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Our only named beer to date. Its' honorary status is in tribute to its' designer, Allen Rhoades, a fellow brewer who captured a blue ribbon at the Western Washington State Fair when it was entered as a homebrew. It's everything a stout should be. Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering, comes complete with a creamy head. Chocolate and crystal malts along with roasted barley combine to create the wonderful flavor. Compliments deserts well: try one in place of a cup of coffee.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Draught at the ABR 2006. Available in bottles at Chicones, Hudson , WI. thick and better than average oatmeal stout, even though I don’t know if there is actually any oatmeal in it. Roasted barley, and some nuts. Black with an impressive head. Simple but the substantial body and full flavor make this a winner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (4392) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Dark brown color with no head and little carbonation. Coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee taste with a good malty kick as well. Tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4359) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with red-hued edges and a wispy, thin tan head. Smell: Sweet-smelling, malty nose with hints of dark chocolate and a light roastiness. Taste: Starts with ample semi-sweet chocolate and a good measure of coffee in the flavor. Mild caramel notes. The finish is roasty, almost ashen. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: Would be much better if they’d ease up on the carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Draft at The Old Fashioned. Opaque black with an oily head. Pleasant coffee aroma. Smooth and mellow body, somewhat dry. Roasty with a subdued cocoa edge. Easy drinking, but full bodied enough to slowly sip. Solid Stout, with some coffee edges. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3990) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2009
12 oz bottle from Jeffy’s neighbor Fred, thanks man! Pours a solid balck body with a larger beige frothy head, nice. Aroma has some nice raostiness and vanilla extract but then there is this slightly weird sour powdered milk scent mixed in. Flavor is really nice with lots of roasty malts, burnt toast, dark chocolate and vanilla. Medium to fuller bodied with slightly strong carbonation and a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Very nicely done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle from my dad. Poured black with a small tan head. Pretty good carbonation. Nose was light with roasted and chocolate malts. Full bodied and easy to drink. Better than I expected.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark and roasted malts and some smoke. Over carbonated mismatch that’s a bit chewy. The smoke gets into the flavor a bit and mixes it up with roasted malts and some usual stout fare. I can’t recall exactly what the Rhoades scholar is off the top of my head, but I’m thinking it has nothing to do with brewing…

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3667) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
I was completely wondering what was up with the spelling, as clearly it is "Rhodes Scholars" not "Rhoades". But I got to Ratebeer and all is explained. Dark brown with hints of yellow at the edges. A hint of grape in the aroma before it explodes in richness of flavor, deeply roasted, nutty too, and an unfortunate suggestion of metallic.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 7, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a deep dark brown color with orange highlights. Extremely effervescent. Way too much carbonation. Must be a bad bottle. Head was a light tan color. Very roasty aroma and flavor reminiscent of coffee and bitter chocolate. Full bodied with a bitter roasty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
The body is virtually pitch black, capped by a foamy, tan colored head. Micro-bubble sheeting slides back towards the body, a few random splotches remaining frozen on the glass. The aroma is very straightforward, roasty baker’s chocolate and caramel notes showing alongside a dose of lactic creaminess. The flavor shows an unexpected, slightly sour funk to it up front, but that quickly fades into bitter chocolate, scorched caramel, day old coffee, barley, and earthy hops. Medium-plus in stature, the mouthfeel is drastically overcarbonated and fizzy. Is this supposed to b a stout soda, because that’s what it feels like. Not terribly impressive in any facet, the palate just ruins this one. Decent at best.


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