Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Pours black with a thick head...smells of chocolate...tastes malty and chocolatey...quite bitter and not in the friendly way...finished dry...not too refreshing... RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2004
Drank it out of the bottle like a hobo so it was all about the taste, but I remembered to spill a few drops to see the color. An excellent beer with a wonderful smooth start and finish. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Black color, medium creamy head. Roasted malts, chocolate and cocoa flavor. Mouthfeel is smooth. Somewhat bitter. Full flavor. Smooth taste. Slightly malty. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter. Definitely better than some of their other offerings (Yellow Snow and Dead Guy Ale come to mind).
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Another great stout from Rogue. Poured an excellent ebony, with a thin brown head and thick lacing. Aroma was a smooth malty, fruity scent, accompanied by some aromatic hops. The flavor was full and sweet up front, with strong notes of coffee and roasted malt, and it finished with a great bittering hoppiness. Mouthfeel was thick and full, with an appropriate dryness. An excellent all-around stout that will find a regular home in my fridge. frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2004
Pours a dark black with a thick brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, toffee, mocha, coffee and some dark ripe fruits. The flavour was quite hoppy as well as chocolaty, fruity and a big pleasant coffee profile, nice dry finish. A great stout.
BeerandBlues2 (13719) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Black with a tan head. Hoppy aroma. Flovor is chocolate and bitter with lots of hops. Medium to dark palate. bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
tasty roasted, chocolate aroma w/hints of nuts. very dark hue, w/small head, medium-full body. love the bittersweet mouthfeel, also feels a bit oily...but thats ok...another great stout by rogue. davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - JUL 29, 2004
This was really good, very dark almost black with a small tan head, a chocolate aroma, and chocolate flavors, very good stout. barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Pretty good. Less bitter than Guiness, and with more of a chocolate/coffee aftertaste. Definitely drinkable, but given a choice between Rogue and Guiness I’ll always pick Guiness.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Black with a nice tan head. Has chocolate oat aroma. Tastes roasted with a grassier taste. Similar to the Boulevard Bully Porter. Has good malt, and you can taste the hops. Finishes with a bitter taste.