rappunzeldmb (3) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 2, 2007 does not count
This is a beer that i truly love. Has a hint of hops and is very basic. Has a slight aroma of yeast to it. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
Mahogany with foamy head / Winey, raisin nose / Medium body / Intense malt flavors of burnt coffee, molasses, raisins, and caramel / Big hoppy finish giving the brew a lighter mouthfeel. unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2006
On Draft at Summit’s Sandy Springs. OMG. What a hop monster. Very compairable to Santa’s Special. dark reddish color. white foamy head. left a spotty lacing on the glass. not much to the aroma, just pine and citrus. Spicy hop flavor!! bitterness all through the finish. Hop, Hop, Hop. What would the monk’s say?? This beer is not what I expected. Not much malt to it, JUST HOPS!! My new favorite ROGUE. Sorry Mogul, Santa’s, and Brewer. hopshopshops, I love hops. dwyerpg (6497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Christmas spices in the aroma, almost dubbelish. A rich spicy beer from start to finish, it has nice, almost Scottish-like graininess to it. I like it a lot. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 18, 2007
Been excited to try this ever since I learned that this brew is an ASA instead of some Belgian bullshit that the name lead me to believe. Very yummy nose very similar to a well brewed ESB; dried fruit and caramel. The brew pours a dark mahogany with amber highlights. The fully lasting creamy stiff beige head leaves good lace. The big deep and balanced start moves to a long fruity floral & bitter finish with much character. The medium creamy body is soft to lively, the finish feels mildly astringent. Very well done.
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Really, really like this brew. Pours a copper color with initial thick head that settles to a very thin white head. Malty taste upfront, very complex, that finishes hoppy. Aftertaste lingers a little too long, but still good. Like the midrange alcohol content, and could drink this all day. Really like it. mcclenw (36) - Stevenson, Alabama, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. Nice deep color in the appearance. Simply smells great and meaty. Flavor was that of bitterness and smoothness. It is really a fantastic little brew. Overall I would recommend this one if you like dark brews. Will get this one again. cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2007
Unique offering from Rogue, what an enjoyable bomber this turned out to be. Funky little aroma of sweet mealy malt, reminiscent of canned malt extract. Light brown sugar sweetness as well, the aroma is quite complex and soft. Murky amber-brown pour with a thin filmy tan head and a blanket of lacing. Silky and warm on the palate, this ones exceptionally smooth. Slight alcohol effect on the gums, mouth feel is really inviting. Plenty of malts contribute to a wonderful flavor. Burnt caramel and molasses flavors as well. The Belgian influence is noticed by some faint candy sugars and sweet dark fruit. There is a touch of grassy earthiness hidden in there. The American influence is also noticed by a heavy hop infusion, nice and floral and ever so bitter. This is one of my favorites by Rogue. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Chocolate, brown ale aroma. Bigtime fluffy head sits upon a brownish red pour. Doughy, caramel flavor, with tantric wisps of intense bitterness. Lots of apples, lemons and tangerines. Finishes with crisp bite. Uhh, I like this, alot. What are you folks trying? shadey (2171) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Dark red/brown color with a rocky head of cream. Rich aroma of hops peaking out of a solid malt sweetness. The flavor is quite nice, but quite american. Nothing "monkish" about it. Regardless, a very tastey beer.