Fresh Roast Brown
Rogue Ales

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Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #141
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,412
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.46%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
170
From:
Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  9
Gots
  44
SCORE
87
Very Good
Fresh Roast BrownFresh Roast Brown
Notes: Formerly Rogue Farms Fresh Roast

A dark, bold, roasty ale reminiscent of fresh-brewed coffee. Just imagine that smell of freshly brewed coffee wafting through the air early in the morning.
Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 170 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ocelot2500:
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, mahogany color with a tight, off-white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of roasted notes mostly.

Tastes of full roasted notes and some light, earthy hops. Roasted notes lead off with coffee, chocolate, and some brown sugar. This gives way to earthy hops and roasted bitterness. Finishes with a bit of cocoa and some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a mooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a pretty good brown.

Nov 14, 2015
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Gajo74 from New York

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the joys of home brewing is to enjoy a brew or two (or 5) on brew day. What to drink on bottling day? I had a 650 mL bottle of Rouge Fresh Roast sitting around, thought I'd give it a go; by myself I might add.
Poured out of the bottle, into a pint glass, everything about it screams brown. A modest tan head dissipates but retains quite well as a creamy film, with patches of lacing clinging to the glass.
In the nose, there is a moderate sweetness from the brown malts, light to medium roast, as well as a dark fruit quality-I'm thinking raisins or prunes dipped with a touch of alcohol. Furthermore, there is a light scent of coffee roast as well as a strong helping of nuts- I'm thinking almonds.
There are several aspects of the taste that remind me of a Porter or lighter stout. There is a mellow and soft smoothness to its roasted malt flavor that is pleasant; I guess this is what they mean by a quiet drink? There is a moderate coffee roast that adds bitterness. In the background there is a light and sweet creaminess. Other flavors include brown bread, nuts, and a bold earthy hops bite. Medium bodied and very drinkable.
I feel like brown ale is an overlooked style that can often be underrated. I like this one. It is complex and understated at the same time.

May 02, 2017
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OhioLimoncello from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 31, 2015
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TyFluth from South Dakota

4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aug 19, 2016
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Demi from Minnesota

3.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jul 30, 2017
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icemanls4 from Switzerland

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 16, 2017
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Nick29 from California

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 06, 2015
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Silke_Neryn from Sweden

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 28, 2018
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Antc2382 from New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: liked the bottle.. Poured, we
Are talking black, slight red hues, nice tan head that dissipates slowly. S: strange. Slightly off putting. It's metallic and not what I would expect. Weaker for the beer. T: great! It's so fresh, lives
up to the name. Barley that is toasted but light. Nice flavor. F: pretty smooth, no Guinness, but its not a stout. A nitro on this would be magical. O: I think Rogue is somewhat underrated. Quality beers like this will put them back on the map.

Nov 08, 2015
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ta_hagen from Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 19, 2015
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Bearded_Buckeye from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 20, 2015
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LouZ from Washington

3.94/5  rDev +1%
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.

Mar 16, 2015
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Aaryah

4.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 23, 2016
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jasonwrag from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 22, 2015
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MUTINY from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a wine glass.

A: Nearly-opaque black with deep ruby-brown accents along the edges. 1/4" Khaki head recedes very quickly with little-to-no retention or lacing.

S: Coffee, milk chocolate, hints of booze are the big three. Vanilla is present, along with a subtle lactose note.

T: Really mimics the nose. More milk chocolate, spiked with booze. Surprising with such a low-ABV brew. Cane sugar. Vanilla in the background with that very same lactose note. Black coffee is present throughout, albeit of the weak variety.

M: Thin & oily. Moderate carb. Goes down pretty quick & slick.

O: This brew is pretty quaffable despite it's shortcomings. I'd like it to be a bit heavier on the palate, although the overall creaminess helps. Not a bad breakfast beer.

Jun 24, 2015
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Steve_Shilling_2 from New Jersey

3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Feb 26, 2015
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Trentt2 from Alaska

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good if slightly bitter brown. Reminds me more of a porter. It's good. I'd have it again

Jun 10, 2015
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dec 29, 2016
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Epicfail97081 from Oregon

3.72/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nov 09, 2015
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FrancisM12 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 17, 2018
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Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 25, 2016
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dec 05, 2018
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Branlott42 from Missouri

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 25, 2017
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Jcarriglio from Florida

3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 24, 2015
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DR1936 from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 07, 2015
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