Cybercat (5745) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Pours a deep, opaque, stout-like sable with a nice tan head that leaves behind some average lacing. Aroma is seriously hoppy, having a firm evergreen tone like fresh-cut pine wood. Bold flavor has considerable hoppiness and some bitterness with woody and earthy notes and just a hint of caramel. Firm-bodied texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a tingly, slightly smoky finish. Go mad! IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
I had a feeling this beer was going to gravitate towards an IPA style without reading anything about it. Guess it’s a black IPA, even though the color resembles a brown ale more. Smell is wonderful hops, simcoe is definitely in there. Slight malty sweetness, but the smell is dominated by the hops. Mouthfeel is medium and viscousy. Taste very much resembles an IPA with not much malt backbone. Finishes intense, but not overwhelming. Excellent beer! Enjoyability 4.5/5. saxo (18208) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from Skold Burne. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich hops, roast malt, caramel, licorice nuts and peach. sagmarium (78) - SPAIN - OCT 19, 2013
This black IPA has its hops assertive, but not too much. Tastes like a grapefruit was squeezed into it, but with just the right amount. Very good and delicious. Last one at my beer store, hope to find it again some time. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2009
What a nice beer! Crimson amber in color with a thick and rocky head. Some dough in the aroma with a nice combination of floral hops. A little spiciness in the nose. Medium bodied. Lots of dark caramel, some burnt edges and a bit of roasted malt combine with some zesty hops - lots of pine and spruce trees. Slight lingering bitterness and residual burnt sugar. A delight!
rking (100) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2010
I had the chance to have this on tap at The Stable in St. Louis. Really nice to try a unique style from Rogue here in Missouri. Dangerously drinkable, malty, roasty, beer. Very Good... someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2010
pours a dark mahogany color with a off white nice head. smells of hops with a hint of chocolate. hoppy flavor with some chocolate malts coming out towards the end. typical spicy notes that are in an ipa. very enjoyable. rogue rarely disappoints. GreggK25 (26) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Let me preface this with the following statement, I on a general level hate all Rogue beer, but....... Pours a brownish ruby color with a great big fluffy creamy head. Aroma is sweet chocolaty, caramel malt, wood and sharp grapefruit hop with an almost anise like hint. Tastes much like it smells starting with a really nice sweet chocolaty malt, a touch of toasted oak and a sharply almost bitter piny, citrus hop finish. Does not have that pac-man yeast flavor that really turns me off. Smooth yet mildly creamy mouth feel, with a really nice medium body. I almost regret having to say this but, I can’t believe how much I really like this beer. Apparently every dog does indeed have his day. Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
On tap, this pours a fine dark crimson with an attractive aroma - a good sturdy brew that not only stands up to cold weather but some of the heartier NYC foods we’ve been eating. Taste is complex: citrus-y and woodsy at the same time, both attractive. A medium-bodied beer, Mogual Madness has average carbonation and almost a creamy texture. I’ve yet to drink a bad Rogue product and this seems to be one of their best. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 10, 2011
THOUGHTS: A gift from my wife for Valentine’s Day. A nice beer and a nice example of the style. Hop bitterness and roasted bitterness blended perfectly. A little lighter in color than most, so would it be a Pale Black IPA. lol. Lots of roast and lots of hops.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brownish read that was nearly, very dark brown in the glass when held away from the light. It also had a large, tan head that mostly diminished, except for a thick glop about the size of a quarter and left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted, caramel and chocolate malts; and moderate to heavy, pine, resin and citrus hops. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderate to rather bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and rather bitter with a fairly long duration. There was roasted malt, caramel, citrus fruit hops, some pine hops a little floral hos and slight chocolate. The medium to full body was a bit oily and then a little dry with fairly soft carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.