donbusa (13) - Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Full Bodied. Cool, creamy flavor and great after-taste. One of Rogue’s best! bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2005
this was a little dissapointing - I thought it be richer and more of a flavored beer. No real ’mocha’ lfavor not very complex- not a good beer for rogue MattShizzle (613) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2005
This is a very good porter. Nice roastiness - doesn’t go overboard into stout territory like many porters. Great balance of malt, roast and hops. radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle. Dark, thick pour. Like most porters, it has a slight coffee taste with roasted malt. Very complex flavors. Deffinately a beer to try. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Tap @ Summits. Clear dark brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Flavor also roasted malt, some coffee and an acidic mildly bitter finish. Like Shakespeare’s baby brother.
amalsugar (41) - Tremonton, Utah, USA - OCT 28, 2005
A dark appearance with a roasted coffee aroma. The bitterness from the centennial hops comes out, but is followed by a lingering coffee and chocolate aftertaste. The mouthfeel is a pleasant thickness. This is another of rogue’s lineup that I have cloned. PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 27, 2005
Poured a deep brown. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste roasted coffee, not overbearing, more moderate, hint of chocolate and cream. Level of bitterness works well. The cofee flavor lingered and faded gracefully. This was enjoyable. Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a large creamy light brown head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture. Full flavor with a bitter sweet finish of medium duration. mkgrenwel (619) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 25, 2005
very bitter up front. Creamy and frothy mouthfeel. Tastes sweet and creamy as well. Bitterness of semi-sweet chocolate. Definite coffee notes as well. Dry, sweet, then dry again. A bit too watery for a porter. Really nice flavor profile. Long bitter finish. If this just tasted a bit thicker it would get a much higher score. I really enjoy the chocolate/cocoa flavor. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Re-Rate:
A Sim rate (cask at GBBF): Amazing aroma of coffee (of course), chocolate, whiskey and sherry. Opaque in appearance with impressive lacing. Sweet chocolate flavour with a rich, almost red wine and gravy finish.
A Mes rate:
Yeah it’s ok, nothing more really. Bit too over the top bitter for me. Nutty and chocolatey but there is something a little strange in the finish I can’t quite put my finger on. Something sweet. Yeah bit of a pointless rate really isn’t it? Ah well it just didn’t create that much of an impression,