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Rogue Farms Fresh Roast - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TheSixthRing on 07-04-2013

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 14
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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev +1%
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 TheSixthRing
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Rogue Pub in San Francisco, CA

Appearance - Served to me in a 16oz pint glass with little head, this beer is deep, dark and auburn brown in color with a thin layer of suds across the surface. Very little lacing.

Smell - Hits on roasted malt with lesser notes of coffee and a touch of that sweet brown nuttiness which is fairly prevalent in the style.

Taste - A fair amount of coffee character upfront, but quickly gives way to more traditional brown character; moderate roasted malt, a touch of brown sugar sweetness, light caramel/toffee and some nuttiness. Faint earthiness. Finishes with nice balance.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Goes down well enough.

Overall - A fairly good brown. It's certainly not on the level of their Hazelnut Brown. The roasted qualities are nice, but ultimately this doesn't hit on anything too special. Price dependent I'd be willing to give it another go, but I doubt this one will ever see a bottling line.

01/25/14 Update: Obviously I was wrong, they did push this to the bottling line. I'm drinking it now. Outside a bigger head w/ longer retention when poured from a bottle into a Samuel Smith's pint glass, the brew is basically the same as I remember.

Photo of McMatt7
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevincredible
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very good beer, but not geat.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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 jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Syracuse12
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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 scottbrew4u
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really got into this brown ale. Their are few brown ales as complex and flavorful as this.

Photo of worldcup
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of portia99
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LouZ
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The aroma was not as pronounced as I'd expected, but this was a smooth and balanced brew. A solid and subtle malt backbone highlighted by an also subtle taste of roasted coffee. Some may find the subtlety as a knock, but I think it makes for a smooth drink and does not overpower. Delicious with a piece of chocolate cake.

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Rainintheface
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
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 jasonwrag
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldvines
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NoProblem
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Steve_Shilling_2
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bearded_Buckeye
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Rogue Farms Fresh Roast from Rogue Ales
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