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Rogue Farms Fresh Roast - Rogue Ales

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85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 07-04-2013

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Photo of Ego
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
been sitting in my cellar for the past few mega cold weeks but still pours a hefty head (two full fingers strong), dark brown with light barely able to penetrate, kind of ruby tones on the outskirts, lots of columns of carb rising up keeping the head well fed, lacing is sweet, after some minutes the head settles in to a really consistent one finger of cloned micro bubbles, nice looking brew.

nose...
light and sweet roast tones, subtle cocoa powder, pretty subdued

taste etc...
smooth and like the nose the flavors are pretty subtle, light cocoa, light roast tone, near velvet mouth feel, the carbonation is just a tinge to bright for me, if it was a bit smoother/less prickly it would be perfect, the flavor tends to build over the course of tasting rather than at each sip, subdued coffee notes meld with the cocoa and then
fade away to the back of the mouth sliding into mild chocolate bitterness on the sides of your tongue, pretty good

verdict?
tasty, a nice beer, well balanced and just light enough to accent a meal

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Shilling_2
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had at Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest.

Photo of oldvines
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Brief write-up. This is a decent brown ale, but the roast is subtle at best. I do pick it up in the mouthfeel however, making it easy to drink. I also like the gentle hopping in the finish, but I think the Pac man yeast obscures the flavor definition some. Not bad at all, Rogue.

3.41/5: One of the better Rogue beers I've had, but that isn't saying a lot

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scratch69
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tim725
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: deep (cola) brown; 1 finger light brown head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: more semi-sweet chocolate than anything else; deeply roasted grains; a touch of caramel;

T: lightly sweet malt through mid-palate; light bitterness with a touch of coffee on the finish;

M: medium bodied; creamy; light to moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: wasn't a lit to the flavor; otherwise, this was stellar;

Photo of Kevincredible
3.02/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very good beer, but not geat.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted from a 650 ML bomber on February 4, 2015.

Photo of Rainintheface
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

despite lackluster and minimal reviews of this one, i found it to be exceptional, and i swear by this series from rogue, which is both high quality and truly in the beer spirit that i believe in, homegrown and delicious. dark in color, watered down coffee look, light red glow in the light, short lived khaki half inch on it. the nose is awesome, slightly smoked, maybe some wheat, peat, and chocolate, but all in good balance, and certainly not sweet, especially for a malt driven beer. the taste proves that this is a new direction entirely for beer driven by malt. so much more than a conventional and one dimensional brown ale, this has so much grain depth, and i have to admit, that the uniqueness and freshness of the rogue farms malt does indeed make a difference to quality and taste, and the fact that this beer is available nationwide at this price point is just the coolest thing, it has me tickled. campfire smoke meets burning caramel meets baking chocolate meets fresh baked dark bread, just underdone, but not doughy at all, this is nearly perfect, and for a hophead to move in this direction so swiftly and enthusiastically is a testament to the quality of this brew. truly exceptional, something different, and worth double what they charge in my opinion. not to be missed.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into signature pint glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light coffee, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light coffee, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/earthy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, light coffee/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice brown ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bearded_Buckeye
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluejacket74
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet and milk chocolate, coffee, and some citrusy hops. I think the taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, but there's the addition of some nuttiness. It's mostly a roasty tasting brew but there's also enough hoppiness in it to make it interesting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it has moderate carbonation, and it's smooth and easy to drink. I thought this was a good brew. I passed on it the first time I saw it at the store last week, but couldn't pass on it 2 weeks in a row. I'm glad I picked it up this time! $6.29 a bomber.

Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bomber - this entry was added first, so I'm reviewing it here.

This beer pours a very dark, near black hue, with subtle basal mahogany highlights, and three fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and cake-batter-esque pale tan head, which leaves a band of melting snowdrift lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of semi-sweet, bready caramel malt, a sort of musty dark cracker character, mild coffee beans, dark chocolate, an oily nuttiness, and very faint earthy, weedy hops. The taste is nicely roasted grainy pale and caramel malt, an earthy nuttiness, understated mocha, a further slightly sour lactic essence, and more weakly leafy, weedy hops.

The carbonation is quite light on its feet, manifesting in a tame frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with a pleasant, late-arriving creaminess developing as it warms. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa, toasted malt, and milky coffee notes presiding.

I guess I was expecting a whole lot more of the titular acridity, and not a nicely rendered, even-tasting brown ale, out of this one. No complaints, then, other than the normally overpriced Rogue-ness of it all.

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +5%

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Rogue Farms Fresh Roast from Rogue Ales
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