DrBayern (1140) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Dark brown, light tan head that was gone pretty quickly. Coffee aroma, roasted malts quite evident. Medium full body, choclate and coffee dominate with little hop flavor, but noticeable bitterness to balnce the malty sweetness. A reliable, drinkable porter. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2005
12/9/05: Bottle.johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and malt. Opaque brown body with a creamy mocha-almond colored head. Lacing. Full flavor of malt, mocha, chocolate and hops. Finish is hoppy with more mocha. A very nice porter.
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2006 Dark coffee brown, with a small brown head that diminishes quickly. Roasted coffee malt nose. Medium body, fairly thin and insubstantial mouthfeel. Finish and follow provide the most interest, initial chocolate and coffee followed by rising roastiness. Quite drinkable, if unextraordinary. pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Dark as my seasoned cast iron pan with a lovely, small light-brown head. Aromas of chocolate, grapes, mildly roasted coffee welcome you to the beverage while tastes of rich & creamy dark choco-coffee beans say "It’s good, isn’t it," to your taste buds. The texture is thin, but still boasts a creamy feel that makes you want to sit back and relax on a cold December night with Chicago IV playing in the background. Does Rogue make any duds? I continue to be amazed that no matter what they make -- I like it. mik82 (34) - ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2005
650ml bottle from sainsburys. Dark brown with tan head. Tastes of coffee and chocolate (no surprises there). Perhaps a little thin and over carbonated.
joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2005
Clear brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Roasted aroma of coffee with notes of liquorice and chocolate.
Roasted flavour with notes of coffee, liquorice, chocolate and hops.
Well balanced. MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2005
Bottle 355 mloldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Pours black with some off white head. Aroma is malty with some flowery hops in it plus some weak coffee. Decent taste of chocolate and coffe (mocca) with hops not too overwhelming but still there. Aftertaste hoppy and grainy with medium sweetness. A hint of burned wood ends the experience.
Nice dark brown with a tan head. Aromas of rich malts with dark, bitter sweet chocolate and a hint of coffee. The flavor is of burnt coffee, bittersweet chocolate and a little cherry?? One of Rogue’s best. blankboy (7860) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
Bottle. Pours black with a huge lasting light-brown rocky head. Nice lacing. A thing of beauty! Mild aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, some hops and caramel. Very tasty flavour of milk chocolate, roasted malt and a nice amount of hops. Full bodied, it’s nice to have a Porter that’s not overly thin. A top quality Porter. StewardofGondor (1933) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Medium-to-thin pour, barely translucent and black, but with cherry accents when put to light. Foamy, dark tan head. Robust aroma of bitter mocha espresso, dark chocolate, slightly souring chocolate chips, black raspberries and chocolate raspberry cheesecake. Flavorful entrance erring on the side of chocolaty sweetness. Some French roast coffee bitters are overridden by melted Dove chocolate pieces. Caramel and burnt twigs for character. Effervescent, medium-bodied and expansive on the palate. Well-balanced, finishing with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chocolate cappuccino from a gas station. Enjoyable.