shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2010 Pour is black and oily with a thin tan head. At cooler temps there is hardly any aroma, but as it warms the scents of chocolate and burnt malty come through. Flavor is bitter chocolate with smooth oily mouthfeel. Damn fine stuff.willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Haven’t had this in a long time. 22oz bomber from the grocery store. Pour is oily brown-black with a very minimal head of tan-cream lace. Aroma is roasty, creamy, and chocolaty, with a hint of vanilla. Flavors are a little dulled by the cold temperature, but I’ll let it warm up. The finish is obviously roasty. As it warms, I can taste the chocolate notes.
The biggest crimes against beers this good are their availability. No one craves a beer that they can have any where and at a reasonable price.
06.29.04 Bomber. Rich black with glowing ruby highlights, fine head. Thick aromas of chocolate, roasted malt. Potent stuff, mean, complicated, and bitter. Reminds of very sharp chocolate, finishes with burnt coffee notes. Typical Rogue effervescent but smooth texture. So available and so good, it’s another one of those beers that makes you wonder why you don’t drink it more often. crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Sweet chocolate nose. Taste is roasted coffee and chocolate with some hop bite. Very full flavored brew. Everything blends well. MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Mocca and chocolate in the aroma. Dry coffee flavour and loads of mocca. Bitter and dry coffee palate. The finish is a nice, smooth and round chocolate experience. jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2005 Beautiful black color with a nice tan head. More bitter than most stouts. Thick,
creamy and nicely dry with flavors of
oats, earth and chocolate. Was sampled
on tap but just as good bottled. A very good stout.
pineypower (3327) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2004
Pours out dark almost black with a medium sized dark tan head. It has a chocolate/malty aroma with a faint note of hops. It is rather thick texture. The taste to me is not a lot like guiness, this is much more of a complex, friendly flavor with noticible chocolate, roasted malt flavor that finishes very smooth. Drink this over Guinness any day, by far much better. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2005 great! great !great! black color with nice chocolate head, awesome aroma of roasted chocolate and smoke.
a real nice easy drinking beer. strong enough to make you say wow! but not even close to overpowering,,I love it!! slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
This beer is awesome. It’s a really flavorful, roasty stout, but its so drinkable at the same time. I could drink a lot of this beer and never get tired of the flavor. It tastes a lot like Guiness to me. An excellent choice. osmg95 (44) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2004
A beautiful looking beer. Tremendous light brown, creamy, head....awesome lacing. Hint of initial sweetness. Moderate bitter roasted coffee finish. I think I smell soy sauce floating in there! DomiNate (123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2004
2004 NABA Festival: Dark chocolate brown pour. Thin tan head. Smell of chocolate and roast. Tastes great. Chocolate with slight bitter roast.