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Rook - Rogness Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 19.22%
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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BaronGrim

Texas

1.66/5  rDev -53.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2014 23:00:06 | More by BaronGrim
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Rroskey

Texas

1.69/5  rDev -52.9%
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

Look:
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2013 16:32:27 | More by Rroskey
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-14-2013 13:42:13 | More by ChaseTheAce
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J_Dub

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-28-2013 18:23:53 | More by J_Dub
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kew

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-21-2012 01:51:15 | More by kew
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EGreen

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-14-2014 02:50:47 | More by EGreen
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.4%

10-14-2013 17:28:49 | More by djrn2
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greenspointexas

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-14-2013 22:18:45 | More by greenspointexas
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

01-12-2014 22:58:30 | More by Texasfan549
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duff247

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-18-2013 05:00:43 | More by duff247
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videofrog

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2012 18:20:35 | More by videofrog
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blastoderm55

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

09-25-2013 01:27:52 | More by blastoderm55
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Musineer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-13-2013 20:52:28 | More by Musineer
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Hoganlaw

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

05-10-2014 03:23:34 | More by Hoganlaw
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-02-2013 07:08:40 | More by Gagnonsux
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TXBulldog

Texas

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 00:57:14 | More by TXBulldog
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Dwtucker90

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-13-2013 03:48:47 | More by Dwtucker90
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-29-2013 04:14:20 | More by JohnBender
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-19-2012 14:37:46 | More by cdwil
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DillanWeems

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-22-2013 04:16:09 | More by DillanWeems
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Danobold

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

10-06-2013 21:57:08 | More by Danobold
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Hellmeh

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

06-20-2013 04:16:31 | More by Hellmeh
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tjkinate

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-31-2013 01:43:38 | More by tjkinate
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vcoggins

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - Pours dark brown and cloudy with an off white light tan 1 finger head.

S - Lots of smoke up front. Sweet toasted malts behind the smokiness.

T - Definitely taste the smokiness but not as strong as I expected. Small amount of caramel toffee malts.

M - Low to medium carbonation. Slightly thick but not heavy.

O - This is a very good beer. My first from Rogness. It is a little more smokey than others of the Scotch Ale style that I have had. I would definitely drink this again but probably won't seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 02:09:25 | More by vcoggins
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backphish

Texas

4/5  rDev +11.4%

06-10-2013 02:27:03 | More by backphish
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Rook from Rogness Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.