Pringles68 (28) - Audubon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Yuck! this stuff’s saltier than seawater way too salty for my taste. only flavor evident was salt. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 bottle. Aroma is yeasts, floral spice. Flavor is hearty malts, spice, light fruits, and a good bitter finish. Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2005
This one’s not the greatest of Rogues, but it still honors the name. Be aware that the last few sips from the bottle have a strong kick that kinda takes ya back to that awkward moment when you had that HUGE secret that you had to tell someone but couldn’t, or that moment waiting for someone to get out of the bathroom (as you do the piss dance, legs squeezed together, about ready to make a mess), or the first time you tell that girl that you love her and she says "that’s nice"- it’s kinda like that. Overall, I liked it more than the average supermarket beer, but don’t get too excited just because it says Rogue. HogTownHarry (6872) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2005
Bottle (12oz). Poured deep hazy amb er-orange with a big foamy straw-coloured head. Aroma is surprisingly mild, orange juice, fresh roast malt, slight cascade hops, a bit spicy and sour. Taste is very juicy (orange, apricot, pineapple), slightly sour malt, decent amount of fresh hops, but by Rogue standards this is hop-mild - very fruity and floral, quick diminish, decent bitter/sweet balance. Mouthfeel is a bit chewy and lively, very slightly acidic. Very easy to drink - not a home run, but definitely a stand-up double. scotty (1208) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2005
Clear amber in colour but head fades to nil in about a minute. Nice nose of roast malt, which appears again on the palate, but this time with a big blast of citrus hops. A big complex beer that has a good long satisfying finish. Morrison.
iloveschlitz (5) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 26, 2005 does not count
This is a great beer. I drank 3 of them within an hour at a restaurant in Lincoln Beach, Oregon. It has a full bold flavor, not watered-down. This is a beer to enjoy, not just get drunk on. It went well with the fish dinner I was eating and I normally don’t like to eat while I am drinking beer. CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Off the tap, starts dusty malty smell that tickles the back of the throat. It is best served slightly below room temperature. Opens with a nutty start finishes with a sweet malt flavor. Very enjoyable with spicy food. Finishes like it starts. A very well rounded beer. gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 Another great Rogue beer. Flavorful and balanced. A beer drinkers beer. Nothing fancy, just a great beer start to finish. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2005
From the bottle.fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Pours dark amber with a limited head. Aroma offers raisins and dark bread; the taste is somewhat as expected from the aroma, a slightly sweet, malty ale with fruit notes and a hint of cognac, with more hops than I would have expected from a bock to balance the whole thing out. The palate is sticky, weakly carbonated, and slightly watery.
This was the first Rogue Beer I ever had back pre-RB.com. Loved it then, but now I have had so many GREAT Rogue beers, that this one comes up about average. Still a great beer though when all is said and done.