RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our only named beer to date. Its' honorary status is in tribute to its' designer, Allen Rhoades, a fellow brewer who captured a blue ribbon at the Western Washington State Fair when it was entered as a homebrew. It's everything a stout should be. Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering, comes complete with a creamy head. Chocolate and crystal malts along with roasted barley combine to create the wonderful flavor. Compliments deserts well: try one in place of a cup of coffee.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (5836) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2006
This has been in our fridge for a while - cant really remember where it came from, but Im sure I owe thanks to someone - large tan head over an opaque body with lots of floaties - aroma of wood, sweet cream, crystal malt - very woody for a stout, with a heavy coffee roastiness - high but soft carbonation in the mouth - slight grape and anise - quite a nice stout.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
I liked the taste of this solid brown brew, a roasted malt with a good helping of chocolate, some dark coffee, and a touch of nutty bitterness in the finish. It looked just fine, too. But I swear, there was NO AROMA AT ALL. None of the other folk present at the The LoSBD meeting could detect one either. Weird.

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3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5344) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 3, 2004
Very dark black with a thin tan head. Aroma is fresh cut grass, vanilla beans and a touch of coffee with cream in it. The taste is fairly full. A nice dry character with some coffee, grass and cinnamon. Strange feeling at the back of the mouth. It is hard to place, but something like a flat cola? Smells great, but the taste let me down.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben (5044) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Dark brown color with no head and little carbonation. Coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and coffee taste with a good malty kick as well. Tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4939) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2006
Draught sample at the brewpub, late July 2006. Black but not opaque with faint light showing through at the edges and a dark ring of lasting head....quite sweet chocolaty, caky nose with perhaps a hint of cherry liqueur, coffee bitterness arrives late and cola notes also impinge on the senses, quite complex and beautiful....milky, licorice-inflected dark chocolate body, faint hints of cherry and light-roast coffee, touches of alcohol, really tasty stuff but the body is on the thin side and the parts just dont quite add up to brilliance. Still the best sample I had by far at this brewpub.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with red-hued edges and a wispy, thin tan head. Smell: Sweet-smelling, malty nose with hints of dark chocolate and a light roastiness. Taste: Starts with ample semi-sweet chocolate and a good measure of coffee in the flavor. Mild caramel notes. The finish is roasty, almost ashen. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Fizzy carbonation. Drinkability: Would be much better if theyd ease up on the carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2005
Very roasty hickory and coffee aroma. Opaque black body with low cover of tan head that recedes to ring. Very roasty and somewhat sulfurous flavour. Medium body is quite dry with sharp, pointy carbonation. Bottle sampled at DenverLogans GABF 2005 wrap-up.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
This is a better than average stout. Dark in character, rich and roasty. Nothing particularly distinctive, but everything on tack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2008 Thanks to Fantomas23 for the bottle!
Chestnut with large, foamy tan head. Nose is huge sweet sugar, prune, apple, wood, a little lactic. Odd nose, almost sour-like refreshing in the sugar-fruit combination. Roast shows up in the flavor, along with sugar and more fruit, and yet again a lactic sour quality. Quite odd. Moderate body but too carbonated and rather sticky. Odd stout, probably approaching the Dubbel category with some odd sour elements present.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4130) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2005
I was completely wondering what was up with the spelling, as clearly it is "Rhodes Scholars" not "Rhoades". But I got to Ratebeer and all is explained. Dark brown with hints of yellow at the edges. A hint of grape in the aroma before it explodes in richness of flavor, deeply roasted, nutty too, and an unfortunate suggestion of metallic.


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