Rogue 21 - Rogue Ales
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4.38/5 rDev +15.3%
Although the hefty price tag made me have second thoughts about buying this beer,Iam glad I did.Poured into a tulip glass a deep rich chesnut brown with a tinge of auburn,a creamy-like 1/2 finger light tannish colored head atop.Tons of malt complexity in the nose,caramel toffee,molasses,light roasted nuts,and juicy fruit,amazingly enough not much hop presence from a Rogue brewed beer.Creamy and full in the feel,not much carbonation wich fits the beer well.Flavors are warming with deep malty fruitiness and caramel goodness,light spice almost phenolic in nature but not as annoying,some sweet alcohol chimes in late,there is some light leafy hop that lend that leafiness and drying to the beer.This is a malt lickers dream here,Iam a hophead but really really enjoyed this beer,this is nice.
10-13-2010 20:38:34 | More by oberon
4.38/5 rDev +15.3%
Appearance: Handed over by the waitstaff a dark, walnut brown body with a wispy, ecru head.
Smell: Malty nose brimming with notes of everything from a chocolate to caramel to heart-healthy nuts. A noted hint of licorice twists, a light touch of alcohol, and a fruitiness akin to Cherry Dr. Pepper.
Taste: Right off the bat, there's a lush, lavish maltiness presenting chocolate sauce, caramel squares, and a good drizzle of golden syrup. Resoundingly rich sweetness throughout. More tastes of licorice, brown sugar-coated nuts, Southern-style sweet tea, black cherry, prunes, and dried herbs. Low level of hop bitterness buried within all the dense maltiness. Some sleeping hints of earthy woodiness. Malty, sweetish, warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Definitely sticky and chewy, this one.
Drinkability: A very tasty, very enjoyable nighttime sipper with many a malt complexity to sip and savor.
09-20-2010 16:28:03 | More by ChainGangGuy
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
Reviewed from my notes. The beer has a deep plum color with a foam head the color of egg shells. The aroma is slightly sweet, with both candi and crystal sugars. I can also smell plum, alcohol, and toffee malts. It tastes very good, with lots of interesting flavors. I can taste raisin and plum, as well as some candy-like flavors: cherry, toffee and caramel. There is a little bit of alcohol as well. This is a creamy, full-bodied beer with medium carbonation. It has an average level of coating, and it isn't very sticky. The finish is creamy, and the alcohol is warm as it goes down. I find the beer to be pretty drinkable. I wouldn't drink it too fast, or order too many rounds of it, but as a single pour it goes down well.
09-07-2010 21:27:02 | More by ToasterChef
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
Beer tasted at Ashley's-Ann Arbor on 8/21/10
Delivered a with a small head that diminished to a nice layer of lacing, it is a nice translucent light carmel coloring and has a matching flavor as it warms up, nothing is overly noticeable in the flavor here...a pretty well made but middle of the road non-stylistic brew.
08-30-2010 00:28:05 | More by a74gent
4.85/5 rDev +27.6%
On tap at Kickbacks Gastropub in Jax. Poured into a Unibroue tulip. Think beige head above a ruby colored body. Oily resin lines the glass. Aroma is of sweet brown sugar and caramel malts. Taste is dominated by sweet malts with some pitted fruits, mainly dates. The alcohol is not noted AT ALL. Amazing. Very easy to drink. I would warn anyone interested in trying this brew to be prepared for the sweetness and of sweetness is not something you want in a beer, stay away. As it is, this is a unique and amazing interpretation of an old ale.
08-19-2010 09:06:24 | More by KickbacksSteve
4.18/5 rDev +10%
had this at the huge kickbacks dinner in Jacksonville, FL. I took some notes but mostly doing this from memory.
Appearance: deep dark brown beauty and nice lacing and good head rentention
Smell: sublt hop aromas, brown sugar and spices
Taste: honor to try this. very rare. complex malty, nutty flavors. very robust and drank very easily for high abv
08-17-2010 17:43:26 | More by CampusCrew
3.75/5 rDev -1.3%
On tap at Horse Brass 7.21.2010, 10 oz. glass.
Medium brown body, medium dissipation with good retention. One finger light tan body. The nose is a bit boozy, barrel notes, not a lot of hops. Taste is pretty funky but too boozy, minimal funk, decent hoppiness and barrel notes come through. Mouthfeel is hot, sticky, with a surprisingly dry finish, I believe partially from the charring of the barrels. A bit boozy to be too drinkable, IMO could use a bit more cellaring. This beer celebrates John Maier's involvement with the OBF, and for that we should all raise a toast to one of Oregon's best brewers.
07-30-2010 23:31:38 | More by jdense
4.2/5 rDev +10.5%
On tap at the OBF yesterday.
21 pours an amber brown color with OK head retention and fair lacing. The nose is attractive, showcasing brown sugar, lots of chocolate, caramel, cherry vanilla and a hint of orange citrus. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose in this fairly sweet beer, although I also get some sherry and wood flavor as well. There is considerable sweet cherry and vanilla on the palate in this one. Mouthfeel is medium bodied to full, with a fairly long, moderately sweet finish. Drinkability is pretty good, though there is some noticeable alcohol in this aged ale. While not really very heavy on the palate, the beer is pretty rich and sweet, which makes drinking this beer pretty slow going.
Would be a nice beer to enjoy on a cold winter night in the NW (of which there are typically an abundance).
07-23-2010 17:15:47 | More by John_M
Rogue 21 from Rogue Ales
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.