yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Royal black, opaque in fact, with dark brown head. Nose is a whollop of lovely roasted malts. On the palate this beer comes across more like a true dark & bittersweet chocolate than any other in recent memory. Loads of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Finish isn’t too sweet, yet plenty of roasty bitter dark chocolate to take away with you. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle. Looks like a Bells Stout! Thick coffee head on black beer. Rich dark malt, coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Nutty bitter chocolate flavour. Tasty thick and black. Edgy hops and dusty malt chocolate finish. I should replace my morning coffee with this! Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2010
I really like this. An impenetrable black oily liquid with a thick cappacino head. Aromas of fresh-tilled soil, charcoal and bittersweet chocolate. Char picked up more intensely on tasting. Sweetness well balanced by light but longlasting bitterness. Very creamy, luxuriant mouthfeel. Residual sugars left my lips sticky but brew does not come across as sweet. Excellent beer. Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. Reminded me of an imperial stout. Poured tar black, thick, with a beige head. Big nose of roasted malts, coffee and light chocolate. Very rich flavor. Sweet malts blend nicely with some smoky notes. Medium to big in body with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth. Lingering Mocha aftertaste. I want to have this beer again. drpimento (3630) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Supremo! Poured with a lovely large foamy frothy brown head that subsides quickly and a little lace. Nose is quite roasty malt nutmeats licorice leather tree bark. Color is opaque black with very slight brown highlights. Flavor is like aroma but with a bit of acid. Great body and carbonation. Finish is like flavor and lasts for a while. Easy drinking session beer.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Pours a completely opaque black with dark brown foam. Smells very roasty, without. Tastes bitter and carbonated from the get go and mellows out into a very roasty full-bodied ale with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle, ty Kelly! Pitch black, big brown head, looks amazing. Chocolate aroma, roast as well. Taste is excellent: tons of roast, tons of chocolate, all well balanced with a thick yet very drinkable full body. Nice long bitter finish. Wow, great stuff. demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2012
Now this is a quality brew. Smells, looks, and tastes like an imperial stout. If you poured this blind and told me it was a stout I would have no problem believing it. I’m not going to complain about it being miscategorized, just going to sit back and sip the delicious goodness. The most beautiful creamy and velvety mouthfeel I’ve had in any beer. Super deep roasty flavors. Great job Rogue. NikkTwist (3218) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Draft at the Khyber. Poured pitch black (even up to a strong light) and had a very Dark frothy head. Very dark notes. Charcoal. Burnt toast. Coffee grounds. Unsweetened chocolate. Vegemite. Rotted herbs. Black tea. Nice black Imperial Stout flavors, though the somewhat thin body reads properly as a Black Later or Schwartzbier. As one of the last two styles, this is probably the best I’ve had. knickskicks (1162) - - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle pour. Black, tan head. Nose is roasted malts, coffee, smoke, Christmas ham. Taste is roasted malts, cold cuts, dark chocolate. Mildly bitter finish. Best I’ve had from Rogue.