chinchill (4824) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
An all around excellent Blac IPA, with fine looks including an ample and durable head, an inviting aroma, exceptional mix of dark roasted grain and hop flavors, and a soft and smooth but lively mouthfeel.
Great balance and blending of the hop and malt components - a trait that is all too rare in this style.
Overall: I certainly seem to like Rogue beers, on average, more than the typical beer geek. Two reasons, at least, I would guess. One is that Rogue suffers from some of the negative attitude cast towards some large, established craft brewers. Second, it seems I am a big fan of their proprietary yeast.
IloveIPAs81 (59) - - JAN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black and off white head with nice lacing. Roasted malt start with subtle bitterness. Solid Black IPA.
RichTheVillan (7622) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a big frothy tan head, aroma has chocolate and roast malt, taste has coffee, dark fruits, some chocolate.
JohnRMurdoch (4788) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle from store in Pasadena. Almost black, nice big bottle. Treacle hop aroma. Toffee hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Well balanced and smooth.
ljthiessen (1289) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, roasty with some fruit. Flavour is nicely bitter, roasty cocoa and coffee with some subtle fruit. Not the richest black IPA, but pretty tasty and balanced.
Lagerboy (2160) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear deep dark ruby hued brown, mostly lasting tan foam. Dark roasted malt aroma, faint floral citric hop. Taste is mostly smooth dark roasty malt, slight chocolate hint, milder citric pine hop. Average carbonation, medium-fuller bodied, moderately hopped. CDA Lite. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
AshtonMcCobb (6457) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines.
Appearance -opaque black with a big fluffy fawn head.
Nose - elusive as hiding behind the head. Pine and chocolate.
Taste - bitter chocolate, orange and citrus pith.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish.
Overall - enjoyable but leaning more towards stout than ipa and it should be in the middle.
allmyvinyl (10386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours opaque dark brown with a thick beige head. Aromas of pine, citrus, light roast. Taste is chocolate and orange. Slightly thin finish, which is pretty par for the course with Rogue.
Panzuriel (2138) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Rusty Bucket in Westerville as part of the Rogue Nation beer Tour. Dadís Little Helper is a reddish black pour with a firm tan head. Nose is floral hops and some nicely toasted malt. Flavors are dark and roasted bitters with a bit of dark chocolate and a hint of some plum. Finish good bitters. Medium body with some lively carbonation.
williamstome (1827) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby-brown pour, tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate and fruit. Flavor is bitter, roasty, with notes of chocolate and fruit.