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Rook - Rogness Brewing Company

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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 22.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogness Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: videofrog on 08-13-2012)
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1/5  rDev -71.3%


Realbeerguy, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of BaronGrim
1.66/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

While I love a peaty whisky, something about this gives it a medicinal flavor. No, that's not quite right, it's more of a clinical flavor. It tastes like a doctor's exam room smells, like some combination of disinfectant and Band-Aids. It also gives the tongue a bit of a tingle. I expect this from a good Scotch, but not from an ale. I suspect I'd have a numb tongue after a few, but I doubt I'll have another any time soon.

BaronGrim, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Rroskey
1.69/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

By far the worst beer made

My friends bar had this beer in the wall for over a month could not get rid of it lowered the price to .50

Dark brown good head

Smell: peaty and smokey. Hint of a mortuary smell

Taste: burnt rubber, band aids.

Feel: get it out of my mouth I don't care about the feel.

Rroskey, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of jeranbrews
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

A - fine bead low beige head atop a clear ruddy Wooster sauce colored body 3.5

S - soy sauce and pork rinds. 3

T - oaky with a bit of horse blanket. 2.5

M - a touch too watery mildly astringent. 2.5

D - easy enough to drink but lackluster taste and smell 2.5

jeranbrews, Oct 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

J_Dub, Aug 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

kew, Dec 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

EGreen, Jun 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of selfteach
3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served from a 22oz bottle into 2 standard pints.

My first impression was "insanely carbonated" as it foamed an airy, high head immediately into the first glass.

My first sensation was the smoke but my wife went straight to band-aid so we may have gotten a poor batch.

After it set for a few minutes, the light "sting" on the tongue was still there but the overall flavor improved. It has a malty, sweet taste that to me felt similar to a Brown. So if Tadcastle ever burns down, this is what might come of it.

Overall we didn't like it much, but as I said, it's possible we got a bad one as no one else seems to have mentioned the foam.

selfteach, Aug 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Texasfan549, Jan 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

duff247, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of videofrog
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on-tap at the Flying Saucer in Austin.

A: Dark brown, nearly opaque with garnet hues on the edges. Off-white head.

S: Peat smoke, alochol, sweet malts.

T: Peat smoke really strong, alcohol there, toffee, earthy hops, more than usual for the style, but still in the background.

M: Nice and thick, but not as much as I'd like. Carb is low as it should be, dry finish.

O: I liked this offering from Rogness, but won't likely be seeking it out again. I found the peat smoke to be overpowering, but at least it was there. Iron Thistle is easier drinking, but little to no smoke. Rook has more flavor, but I'm still searching for that great Texas Wee Heavy.

videofrog, Aug 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

blastoderm55, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Musineer, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Hoganlaw, May 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Gagnonsux, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of TXBulldog
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Color on this reminds me of an antique leather - in a good way. Rich brown with some golden notes in the light. Poured with about a fingers worth of head that dissipated down to a minimal ring very quickly, with no lacing to speak of.

Nose is very heavy on the sweet malt with a little bit of underlying peatiness. The deeper I inhaled the more the peat came to dominate. If you're a fan of certain Scotch Whisky (as I am) then the smoky peat can be very pleasant, but it could be off-putting to people unfamiliar with the flavor as it does smell a little boggy.

Palette follows the nose on this one, with the sweet caramel malt really dominating. Very little bitterness here and no detectable hop notes at all. The peat flavor underlies it all and, as with the nose, your mileage may vary on how much you enjoy that.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and has very little carbonation.

The wee heavy is not a style I'm super familiar with, so hard for me to say how well this rates for type. My overall impression is that this one is enjoyable but a little one note. I don't normally say this, but I think this would have benefitted greatly from a higher ABV. A little warming booziness to it and I could see myself having this as a go-to beer when (if) the weather cools off.

TXBulldog, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Dwtucker90, Jan 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

JohnBender, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

cdwil, Dec 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

DillanWeems, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Danobold, Oct 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Hellmeh, Jun 20, 2013
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Rook from Rogness Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.