DYCSoccer17 (3691) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Roasted more chocolate than coffee aroma with a slight piney hop aroma as well. Mostly opaque brown color with a gorgeous frothy light tannish-yellow head. Sweet, roasty chocolately start with a moderate amount of coffee (I still detect more chocolate). Finishes pretty hopped up with some PNW hoppiness. The hops are not overdone, which makes this beer very enjoyable. csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Tasted at the Jan. KC Bier Meisters meeting. Poured from a 12oz bottle. Black with light brown head. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, sweet aroma. Roasty, malty flavors with coffee. Nice mouthfeel, but somewhat thin. One of the best beers of the night. lamas (1636) - 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. thegreenrooster (4373) - 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. 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.
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. 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. hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, 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 l’odeur, cest le malt et le chocolat, mais c’est tres discret. Au gout, le grain griller bien sure, mais aussi l’amertume du houblon et du chocolat noire a la fin.
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. 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.