Cybercat (5836) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Comes out of the tap a rich, warm, opaque sable with a fairly thick tan head that leaves generous lacing - couldn’t look any better. Mouth-watering aroma fills the nose with woody, chocolate and roast malt notes. Fantabulous flavor has notes of chocolate, caramel, quality coffee and licorice notes plus hints of molasses and roast malt. I love stouts and I love Belgians, so this is a match made in beer lover’s heaven for me! Firm-bodied texture has a good amount of fizz and life. Congratulations on this milestone, Rogue! I feel privileged that I got a snort of your special brew. SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 23, 2012
On tap @ Hamilton’s: Poured a dark black liquid with a creamy tanned colored head that was foaming over the rim of my glass. The aroma is mainly the smell of stout with a nice roasted down malt profile. The flavor is the same with a nice touch of lightly roasted malts with the addition of a little spiciness from the Belgian yeast. Drinks extremely smooth and comes across as the perfect balance between ying and yang. pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2013
On draught at rogue portland - nice creamy tan head. Nose of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Very smooth mouthfeel. Taste of malt, chocolate, and hints of licorice. Nice stout/Belgian!
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Review #300! 750ml swingtop bottle hand numbered and signed by John Maier bottle #689/1515 Pours a pitch black color with a thick fluffy khaki head tha leaves great lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Tastes of all the same things in the smell and tastes better as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. I really enjoyed this beer. It’s one of the best Rogue beers I’ve had. Its very well balanced for a stout. Glad I was able to get my hands on this cool looking limited bottle of this tasty brew. NachlamSie (3485) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2012
8 oz. pour at Thirsty Monk. pours near black with a tight dark head. This is a robust and balanced stout. There is a tasty milkiness with toasty hints and a very heavy, roasty, ashy quality. There are mild fruity notes buried under the dry coffee and dark cacao flavors. The use of Belgian yeast is very tasteful and leaves the malts to do their thing. I’ve always liked Rogue’s stouts and this is no exception.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Nose is roasted malts, lots of bitter fudge, coffee with some lighter fruity Belgian yeast notes. Flavor is creamy, reminiscent of Hersey’s kisses, roasted malts, and some fruitiness. Lighter carbonation and medium heavy bodied that ends a touch on the bitter side. Definitely on the better side of the Rogue lineup. Glad to have tasted it. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 24, 2012
On tap at Saraveza on Portland,OR. Colour...completely black with a thin tan head. Nose...dark chocolate, grain and faint hops. Palate...dry and somewhat oaky with crushed cocoa nibs, cocoa mass, char and a tangy feel on the back palate that lingers for a time down the gullet. jbruner (4745) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2012
On tap at Redlight Redlight in Orlando,FL. Pours a thick, opaque black from the tap with thin brown, lacy head and little to no lacing sticking. Aroma of coffee, dark fruity esters, dark chocolate. Taste follows suit, with coffee kind of overpowering most, but the yeast allows for a certain dry sweetness underneath. Goos stuff and surprisingly very drinkable. douglas88 (9188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Cool bottle, signed and handwritten bottle count. Thanks to Mike for saving me some! Pours a totally black color. A big nose of char and roasted malts. This tastes like a big rich stout with smoke and light burnt woody flavors, some sweet Belgian-like esters. Very good. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap in Newport. Black with a dark tan top. Scent is sweet malts, roasty, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is sweet with coffee, yeast and chocolate.