stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hmmm butterscotch anyone? I picked a lot of diacytle on this one for aroma and taste. Perhaps it was the juniper berries? I am pretty sensitive to diacyle and this one did not work for me. As a whole I love Rogue ales, but this one I could not finish...
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2009 2009-02-05. Lightly hazy golden amber with a modest beige head. (3+) Modest aroma, light herbal notes. (6+) Light bitterness and touches of spruce, herbal noes. Pretty mild overall. (6+) Smooth average plus palate. Pretty meh, makes me question how long it might have been on the shelf before we picked it up. 6/3/6/3/13 - 2.9 Bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits, Halifax
January 2004. Slightly hazy golden yellow (aka. the colour of urine when you have overdosed on multivitamins) with a smallish white head. Interesting aroma with some hops and a bit of fruitiness. Good amount of hops and more fruitiness, but slightly different in the flavour. Decent but not as exceptional as some other Rogue products. 6/3/6/3/14 - 3.2 Bottle from LCBO
Crockett (1110) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2004 I was really interested in trying this beer. It came to Toronto when they did the pre-Christmas drive. Really great looking bottle, hey it's Rogue. Really pretty to look at. SAFFRON, it's crazy yellow uriney. Pretty bizarre. Somewhat of a dissapointment. Good looking head nice aroma. That disappeared way too quickly. No where near the ammount of juniper I thought would be there. I anticipated a better beer. I was so geared up and excited about it and I really liked it, but was a let down. Still a very good and inventive ale.
Foxbush (1890) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pale ale was drawn from a tap in Richmond. It was saffron in color with a smooth malt balance. It had a spicy finish. This was good drink but not special.
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 Interesting. Not overly piney like one might expect. Almost no aroma. Refeshing, but with some bite to it, and no bitterness.
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Light orange amber color, thin veneer of a head. Flavor is primarily that of hops, although not a strongly defined flavor. Light bodied malts are not enough to offset the hops. Dry finish. Good, but not special.
RobBestwick (869) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
highly hopped and citrusy aroma, pours with a deep copper hue and a frothy and very slightly off white head, highly hopped with palmer violet like flavours, quite firm bodied with a long and dry hop finish, superb.
Cartoonkhaki (1257) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow gold with white head. Flowery like an AIPA should be. Very slight berry flavour from the Juniper berries. Has a bit of an Ice tea flavour to it.
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium size offwhite head, good retention and lace. Hazy gold/copper color. Lightly doughy nose with berry hints. Medium body, prickly carbonation. Tasting the juniper berries, i guess. Has a similar flavor profile to the buckwheat rye, hmmm, not sure. Also some malt and hops on the palate. Finish is dry with a overdone hop bite.
rauchbier (3830) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2005 Bottle, as Yellow Snow Ale. Hazy orange amber, good white head and nice fine condition. Enticingly spicy in the nose with hints of corriander and a good level of hops. Spicy, fruity, hoppy, piney, lemony and yeasty in the mouthy. Aftertaste starts fruity before becoming dry and pleasantly hop bitter.