Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Porter
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 2427   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Ruddy brown in color, a bittersweet balance of malt and hops with a light cream finish. 12 Ingredients: 2-Row, Munich, C120, Chocolate, Black, Kiln Coffee & Rogue Farms Dare & Risk Malts; Rogue Farms Rebel & Liberty Hops; Free Range Coastal Water and Pacman yeast.
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1630) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours almost opaque-black with thick tan fluffy head. Aroma is of roasty malts and some hops. Taste is very well-balanced. Roastiness dominates all the way. Nicely bitter all the way through. Hints of coffee and chocolate are present. Very roasty and bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4284) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2005
Pour is a deep black with a tan head. Aroma is faint but you get some malted hops there. Flavor is a very nice roasted malt. Probably one of the more "roasted" porters I have ever had. I also get the usual coffee and caramel in there which make this a wonderful beer experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2005
bottle 2004 at toasted heads bar and grill for Simon happy hour. Aroma of chocolate with classic Rogue style flavors of caramel, coffee, swiss miss, roasted hops and lovely herbs. Taste of malty but not over the top. The flavors mixed together to form a well balanced porter that was nice after a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Dark ruby colour with a mostly lasting frothy and rocky tan head. Dry and lightly acidic roasted coffee aroma. Roasty and acidic coffee flavour with subdued chocolate notes and a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, lightly chewy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2005
I was expecting more. Poured from a 12oz bottle. Very little head, but it did have a nice little mocha flavor. I will stick with Anchor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-piphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 bottle. How can a describe this one? This is a great beer but its missing a little something in some category to be on the top. Deep black color with reddish tint with a thin tan head that goes off quickly. Smells like malts and chocolate (subtle). Taste: rosted malt and bitterness (chocolate and hops) at the finish. Cette biere est tres bien mais il lui manque un petit quelque chose pour etre encore meilleur. Noir profond avec des reflets rouges mais, le collet est tres mince et disparait rapidement. A lodeur, cest le malt et le chocolat, mais cest tres discret. Au gout, le grain griller bien sure, mais aussi lamertume du houblon et du chocolat noire a la fin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steve23mj (273) - Essexville, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Pours dark brown with dark mahagony color. Frothy light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, light chocolate and slightly coffeeish. Robust. Smooth bitterness with light crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Aroma is very roasty malty and a slight hint of chocolate. Flavor is again very roasty malty with a slight hint of chocolate. This is yet another solid beer by Rogue for the price. I would recommend this beer if your looking for a decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Tasty porter with just a hint of coco; I wish it had more. Why the hell cant Rogue just put an alcohol percentage on the bottle? How many people think in degrees Plato?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Poured opaque. Dark brown to black with a hint of deep red. Aroma was chocolatey and slightly sweet. The flavor was dark chocolate all the way with a bit of charcole and piney hops at the finish. A bit one dimentional but very nice. The body was well balanced. Not much else to say. A good beer from Rogue, and my wife likes it which is a big plus!

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