Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 21, 2004
Pours a black oily consistency, smally lightbrown head. Aroma of malty choclate. Flavor is roasted malty sweetness. Palate is oily and flavorful. Very little carbonation. Very tasty. beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2004
draft. Amazing color! Dark dark brown. dark brown head, laced very well. Very nice sweet chocolate malt taste. Extremely well hopped, the hopps were great. The sweetest stout I’ve had. Very nice balance. I really enjoyed this beer. Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Amber color. Creamy, caramel head, mostly lasting. Brown-black hue. Heavey hoppy taste, heavy malty taste but balanced. Sweet, brown sugary initial flavor. Smooth palate. Discofish (152) - USA - DEC 16, 2004
Bottle. Very nice. Lacy dan head. Balanced. Tones of coffee and chocolate strong hop and malt presence. Pleasant bitter finish. giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
This has a nice roasty malt chocolate, coffee aroma to it that works out well. In the flavor department there is a nice roasty malt, chocolate, and and coffee taste with a nice little hint of hops as well. Another solid beer from Rogue.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Pours dark and coffee-like. Has a nice brown head with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, malt, and hops, with hints of coffee. The cascade hops shine through well on this beer. Flavor is nice and the mouthfeel is full. Tastes of choco-coffee and hops dominate, with some earthy undertones. Overall pretty good. shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
The folks over at rogue never seem to dissapoint...thanks for a nice hoppy stout....plus I bought it on Sale!!!! I am not cheap, I am frugal! meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
22oz bomber. Pours out a opaque pitch black color with a towering dark brown rocky head. The head dwindles down a bit while you drink this but it never disappears. An excellent smattering of lacing is also left about the glass. The aroma filled my nose full of wonderful scents of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. A good smell but not overpowering with hints of citric hops added into the mix as well. Dark chocolate and coffee flavors dominate most of the taste here. Mingling about is also citric hops, roasted malt flavors and a slight smokiness. Very tasty beer indeed with a lot going on in it. The wonderful taste is enhanced by the rich and creamy mouthfeel and the full body of this beauty. Excellent drinkability here with not much slowing you down from putting a few of these away. One of my favorite stouts for sure, give it a try if you haven’t already. BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Dense cocoa pebbles in milk color head. Strong chocolate nose. Roasted malt and bitterness initially with a somewhat weak finish. SilkTork (5855) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2004
June, 2003: Bottle. Citrus, sherbet lemon qualities in the aroma are interesting for a stout. Wine notes up front, fairly juicy, almost like a porter. Dryness takes over and batters the mouth into submission. Little in the way of sweetness. Foreign stout in style, in the Guinness tradition. OK.