MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer with a light tan head. Hazelnut and roasted malt in the aroma. Not to thick, but not watery. Nicely carbonated. Sweetish finish, made for a very delicious and drinkable beer.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy mahogany, fleeting light tan head. Definitely has the hazelnut in the aroma, along with some roasted malt and maybe some floral hops. Nice feel, just right for the style, not sticky or overly thick, and just the lightest carbonation. Sweet malty flavor with roasted nuts, a little brown sugar, and jsut enough hop character to prevent it from becoming cloying. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have enjoyed this beer as both the HazelNut Brown Nectar and as Rogue Morimoto HazelNut Ale. Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness. This is a great beer, no matter what the name is.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin white head that quickly became a ring around the glass. Nose is sweet with lots of malts and caramel. Tastes like liquid coffee candies (especially the finish!!), with definate hints of honey and hazelnuts. Medium body, leaves a tingly feeling in my mouth even though it doesnít appear to have much carbonation. Itís like a way better version of Newcastle with a ton more flavor!
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not what I expected at all, though I donít know much about brown ales yet. I was expecting a more íbritishí malt taste with mild hopping and a bit of nuttiness.
Mine smelled not too great, a bit sour, perhaps it was old. Flavour on the other hand was wonderful! Nutty, chocolatey without straying too far from tasting ike beer, or becoming one or two dimensional. And, just to be silly I dipped a brownie in it, and it was delicious!
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz bottle: $4.29 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Brown ales arenít the most exciting of beers, but if youíre gonna brew one, and youíre the brewer for Rogue, you throw down the gauntlet and brew a kick ass brown. This is an absolutely delicious nut brown ale with a very potent and sweet caramel flavor that tastes just like candy caramels. And damn, it smells like caramel candies too! Plenty of hazelnut , chocolate and honey in the flavor, and bitterness is very mild from start to finish. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, but it becomes a bit cloying now that Iím polishing off the second half of this bomber. Dark ruddy brown in color, clear in appearance, but too dark to see through. Unfortunately, the dark tan head is bubbly and fizzy, so though it starts off at nearly an inch, it dissipates fairly rapidly down to a ring. Yeah sure, it might be too sweet for some people, and it does seem pretty sugary sweet to me, but itís just so damn tasty! Easily my favorite brown ale.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had an excellent appearance. It tasted a bit like coffee or carmel. A nice smooth beer.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Had during a beer tasting party. Poured dark brown with smells of caramel, hazelnut coffee. Would have enjoyed more if the tastes was dialed down to just a hint, not something strong enough to drink all day at work and not have anyone know because it looked, smelled, and tasted so much like coffee.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany brown with thin lacing white head. Honey, nut, brown sugar aroma. Solid nutty, sweet sugar, light coffee flavor. Creamy smooth palate.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head. Short retention. Smell had caramel, hazelnut, honey and caramel. Taste is like hazelnut coffee plus caramel and chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice but a little thin for my personal taste. This was good. Iím glad I got this.