Bill Becker (2005) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 24, 2017
From May 2007
This pours a clear amber with a very small head of foam that shrinks to just some scattering in the middle and has very little lacing.
The smell is a light malty nose with some hoppiness.
The taste on first sip has a good caramel malt flavour that is followed up quickly by some citrusy hop bitterness. Not much smoke that I can note except maybe in the finish.
Further sips in and the smoke becomes more noticeable but, imho, it doesn't seem to "mesh" too well with the malt and hops.
The mouthfeel is good except near the finish where it borders on being watery and the carbonation is fairly substantial.
Bottom line: I think it's pretty good but it's not something I'd drink on a regular rotation. Try it and see what you think.
gripweed57 (2970) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy reddish brown color. Creamy beige head. Smoky chocolate malt nose. Interesting roasted malt flavor with an obvious smokiness that brings to mind hints of Canadian bacon and camp fires. Hoppy finish and complex maltiness. john44 (3456) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2011 (Day 5), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2011 - Cloudy Orange-amber in colour. Subtle smoke aroma and flavour. Malty; roasty smokey malts, hints of roast cured ham, caramel. Hoppy; spicy and herbal hops. Medium sweet malty spicy flavour. Easy drinking. (2011-08-06)
KevinReddirt (237) - Midland, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2016
My first go at a smoke beer. Poured at a local tavern. Appearance is dark, of course, with very little head. I smell the smoke, of course, and the first taste is the same. That comes with some coffee and a bit of chocolate. Also something earthy. Tobacco perhaps. Variety is good but I’ll take an imperial stout or porter over this. PhillyCraft (8196) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2016
BB log, 12 oz Bottle, pours amber with one finger head. Smell and taste are heavy smoke, fire, spicy hops, grain, and malt. Im not a fan of smoked beers and this is way too much even for that style. Medium bodied. No thanks on this Rogue.
hauxe (1019) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2015
Rated from old notes. Generally a fan of smoked beers but this one did not do it for me. A flat, lifeless experience. Looks like heavy apple cider, smells like salami, tastes like a mistake. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Poured from a tiny little bottle, thanks to Mike. Very smokey, light malty sweetness, thin bodied, cardboard.