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 (5923) - 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.
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2004
Pours BLACK with a large chocolate brown head. Aroma was nice, roasted coffee and citrusy hops. Flavor is sweet and roasted chocolate malt with a large hop kick in the middle. Dry aftertaste. Medium carbonation with good mouthfeel. Very nice beer. rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Best stout I’ve EVER HAD!!! Pours black and smooth. You can drink it warm or cold and it’s still good. Perfectly balanced and a nice nutty chocolate taste. The perfect stout. Your life will not be complete without this ale. John Maier exceeded the standards. yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2004 22 oz bottle. Black pour and a nice brown head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Full of flavor with malt, chocolate, and coffee. A little hoppy and a touch of bitterness which does not distract but adds to the complexity. Creamy, smooth, and tasty! An excellent stout. Very easy to drink and yet so flavorful. I enjoyed this. ......
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xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Black with a big thick head. Tastes hoppy; like stout meets IPA. Not bad for a stout, considering I’m not a big fan of the style. Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2005 This poured black with a thin brown head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and a bit of smoke. Very creamy in the mouth. Tastes like roasted malt, burnt chocolate, and a hint of coffee. A touch of chocolate and bitterness in the finish. A tasty brew indeed.
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