sunevdj (3479) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Labeled Rogue Morimoto HazelNut Ale. Pours a clear brown with a beige head. Sweet and malty. Some port-likeness. Has a hint of sweet liquirish. Creamy fullness. Roasted, coffeeish finish. Nice one, though it has a not-so-good hint of sourness.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Comes as "Rogue Morimoto Hazelnut Ale". Beautiful, clear dark brown with a creamy, beige head. Nutty, malty aroma. Very nutty, roasted accents - lovely flavours indeed. Almost no bitterness. 270106
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2006 Poured a translucent brown with hint of red with a medium light tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, with a hint of something nutty--hazelnuts?...maybe, but there’s definitely something there. Flavor is full-bodied and quite malty with distinct vanilla notes. Finshes nice and smooth, mostly sweet with only the slightest hint of bitterness. Not incredible, but quite tasty.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle into a snifter. Beer pours a clear, dark, amber-brown color with a small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing head. The aroma is quite tasty: The hazelnut aroma is in the spot light, backed with heavily malty notes of roasted grain, chocolate, chocolate syrup, coffee and a light note of caramel; lightly hoppy with a note of herbs and pine with faint yeasty notes of cobwebs. Smells like a Rogue—neat. :) The flavor is heavily sweet, moderately bitter with an average-length, moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Dessert-like retronasals of Hershy’s syrup. The body is medium-to-full, the texture is water-to-velvety with lively carbonation.
Capa (2307) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hazelnut, vanilla and caramel. Flavor is nutty with caramel, vanilla, some coffe and chocolate along with some slight maltyness. It doesnt linger very long in your mouth which for the sweetness of the brew is probably a good thing. A very interesting and enjoyable brown ale.
veringer (7) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my faves. However, it’s tough to have more than one or two at a sitting.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Clear brown thin head, nice coffee more like cappuccino flavor with the hazelnut flavor but more in the aftertaste, really good and different beer.
BuckeyeBoy (3599) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2006 22oz Bottle GREAT, GREAT, GREAT. This is one Rogue for me. GREAT tast, Great appearance and Tast even better.
sfontain (845) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small sample at beer tasting at From The Vine in Lewis Center, Ohio. Dark, slightly murky brown. Aroma nutty with vanilla and toffee. Flavor lightly malty; nutty; prominently hazelnut; vanilla; caramel. I would describe the mouthfeel as cool and wispy; unfortunately quite thin and watery. Easy to drink. Like drinking a chocolate cookie. Unique and pleasant.
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tough to imagine a better brown ale. Bomber. Pours with a decent head that quickly dissipates. Dark brown but not black in the glass. When you take a sip, the first thing you notice is the nuttiness, then a coffee sensation takes over. Carbonation is adequate, not overbearing. I just want to keep drinking and drinking it. And maybe I will.