Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2004
The beer pours an abundant brown frothy head. The aroma is not too aggresive but reveals a sweet/malty/sugary concoction on the horizon. Just like I thought. The Flavour is intitially watery but then some complexity is introduced to the palate. I taste black pepper, roasted malts, water, hops, bitter coffee with a creamy texture, and with a delightful after taste. This beer has a dessert quality to it and is actually a very drinkable lightish beer. Not at all over bearing or Viscid. I enjoyed this Sweet Stout very much and will have it again and again. Salud! beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2004
Nice aroma of roastiness and sugar. Great flavors of hops, dark malt, roastyness and oats. Very big, complex and amazing, a true Rogue ! MrBeerUSA (40) - HorseShoe, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2004
Try to shine a light trough this one. By far the darkest beer I have ever seen. Great taste, full and thick head that lasts till the very last drop. This beer gives great head! Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2004
Very dark pour, nice balance of hop/malt in the nose. Flavor is roasted malt with a twinge of hops. Nice medium/heavy body. Smooth brew, wish the ABV was a bit higher so you could cellar for a long time. JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
Sampled from what I believed to be the new Wild Irish Rogue Stout purchased at the LCBO in Toronto, CA. Beautiful bottle, but let me just say up front how much I hate that rogue repackages their beers. I don’t know why we put up with this. Now for the rating...
Pitch black with a dark, gorgeous brown head; looks like an imperial stout. Smell is big and sweet with chocolate malts and fruity hops. Taste is a good mix of pleasant sweet chocolate and dry/bitter hops. Good lacing on the glass. Easy drinking, almost to the point of being watery. Aftertaste is chocolate and caramel.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2004
Dark, dark in color, small head that stayed around the rim of the glass. Aroma is extrememly roasty, slighty chocolaty. Taste is similar, full of roasted flavors and a hint of sweetness with the chocolate and the toffee flavors associated with stouts. Nice. screigh (737) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Poured a deep black/brown. The head was a nice tan color. The appearance to me was more of a porter than a stout. The smell was roasted chocolate. I liked the flavor with it’s roasty chocolaty feel. Some minor lacing as it went down. I have yet to sample a bad Rougue. Good beer. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2004
This stout is awesome. One of the best bottled beers around. Roasted coffee, chocolate, toffee flavors. rich and tasty. Creamy smooth. Another winner from rogue! SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2004
Hmmm, thought that I had added this one already but I guess not. had this on tap and man is it good. Dark in colour with a thin chocolaty brown head. The taste is sweet and roasted malts. Pretty darn good. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAY 13, 2004
poured a deep dark black color with a dark brown head, with some retention not great but okay.
flavor was slightly sweet with flavors of chocolate and grain. It finshided with a roasted coffee/hoppy bite.