billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 bottle 22 oz. Dark brn/blk w slight ruby tint, no light through. Very large tan/brn head that held up fairly well, moderate lace. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is dark roasted malt & bitter chocolate w some floral hops. Flavor is rather dry & bitter dark roasted malt w a slightly burnt characteristic. A bit sharp & short on smoothness & richness. Lacking real depth & complexity. Large slug of sediment that came out in chunks ( a sign of "too old" for me). Bet it would be significantly better fresher or from a keg. Will have to try again and hopefully get a fresher bottle. 10/23/05: I’m raising this up .4 but want to leave the original rate. Bottle 22 oz. Ultra drk brn w huge lt brn head that held up well, lace forms in blobs like continents on the globe. Aroma is rich, creamy, drk roast malt & grain w bittersweet chocolate & a moderate floral hoppiness. Flavor is rather dry w dark rst malt & grain, bittersweet chocolate & balanced very well with the hops. A significant bitterness hits early on and carries well into the finish. Pushing the border of full bodied. No alcohol taste detected. There is a noticable trace of spiciness and complexity. This stout falls into the lower end of the sweetness scale which is just right for me. Looking foreward to enjoying this again. I’ll bet its even smoother & yummier on tap & could well hit a 4. Had it on tap. Bumping it up to 3.9 pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2004
On draft at the Flying Saucer in Memphis. Surprisingly good. Rich brew, not too roasted, a well rounded beer. Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Poured one of the darkest heads around, on top of a midnight body. Big and roasty, it has a well balanced bitter/malty flavor. Very nice. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2004
Pours an oily black with a dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate. Flavor is of a bitter chocolate maltiness with notes of roasted oats and more bitterness from hops. Finishes dry and sweet. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Beautiful stout with a pitch black body under a creamy brown head! Roasted malt and plenty of coffeee in the aroma. Sweet milk chocolate also. Flavor is dominated by coffee with bitter hops and citrus. Dry finish. A delicious stout!
TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2004
A damn black and hearty beer. Pours a pretty tan/brown head and has a slight smokey aroma to compliment the strong coffee and bittersweet taste. I can taste a hint of alcohol warmth. Earthy, the way a stout should be. Cheers to Rouge. hopdog (12833) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Poured a dark black with a huge (4 finger) brown head. Chocolate and coffee aroma and tastes and a little smokey with roasted malts. Light bitter finish. Tasty piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 20, 2004
Typical black colour and off-white head. Roasted malt and hoppy aromas are present, perhaps with a bit of soya-sauce in the mix as well. The flavor is much more "roasted" than I was expecting, but there’s chocolate there too along with a combination of earthy hops and faint citrus finish. The flavor profile seems more "imperial" than "sweet", but either way it’s all good. mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2004
660mL bottle. amazing aroma! roasted malt is quite evident as well as a good amount of hops. deep dark black colour with a brown chocolatey head. Lots of dark/bitter chocolate flavour, finishes with a nice bitterness. complex and flavourful.
I wish I bought some more of this when it was available at the LCBO. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2004
Great sweet stout. I’ve been waiting to try this for a while and I wasn’t dissapointed. Pitch black dark appearance with a medium dark head. Good roasted coffee aroma. Flavor was a perfect blend of chocolate and light coffee. Some floral finish. Another great Rogue.