asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is malts, hazelnut, brown sugar, and hints of hops. Flavor is nutty, hazelnuts, cappucino, sweet malts, and hints of hops to bitter out just a bit. Definitely enjoy the twist with the hazelnut in there. Defniitely gives the beer great taste. By far the best brown ale out there in my opinion.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brew-Ha-Ha 2006 from a bottle. I like brown ales and I like Hazelnut, so this was a nice tasting beer for me. Iím surprised Iíd never tried this one before now. malty rich flavor with chocolate and hazelnut. nicely done.
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown with a pronounced reddish hue. The head was tan and short lived and left no lacing. The aroma was fantastic, notes of floral hops and complex malt. Tasted lightly of hazelnut, light hops, and sweet malts. As close to a perfect balance as one can get. The palate was a tad thin, but nothing major. The finish was perfect too, a fantastic balance of finishing hops and malts. A fantastic beer.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice dark, and mostly clear brown, with a large tan head, leaving a good lacing as it fades. Aroma is hazelnutty, of course, with some other cappucino-esque scents coming through. Taste becomes more malty, and the feel is a lot creamier than I would expect with any brown ale. A subtle sweetness coats the mouth as well, providing some caramel and toffee flavors. With all the differen malts going into this beer, the variety of malty tastes is not surprising, but itís still impressive. The hazelnut flavors became apparanty as soon as I swallowed, making for a real nice dessert-like finish. No real hops noticed, any bitterness seemed only to accentuate the malts. This beer is much better than I remember from my beer-tasting infancy. Kudos to Rogue for doing something real nice and smooth, and keeping the IBUs away from where they donít belong!
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown in colour. Maple syrup /brown sugar aroma. Sweet flavour with notes of brown sugar , vanilla, and a mild bitter finish.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap poured brown in color with a huge tan head with great lacing on the glass. The aroma had some chocolate and roast dominated by sweet hazelnut. The taste was mainly nutty with some small caramel tones and no noticeable hops. Overall a good tasting beer that is smooth and surprisingly not overpowering.
jackel314 (4) - USA - SEP 11, 2006 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. This beer was a very good night cap, rich with good amount of sweetness but crisp finish
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazelnut brown, hazelnut & chocolate in aroma. Slight malty. Really nutty with notes of chocolate. Good bitterness in finish.
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours to dark mahogany with a meringue-ish head. Hazelnut aroma with plum and vanilla. Flavor is more hazelnut, some red grape skins, nutella, some woodsy scotch tones. Winey mouthfeel, heavy but smooth. Long chocolate malt finish. Quite complex and very good brown ale.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cold on tap at Redbones: Pours a dark opaque brown color with a small amount of off-white bubbles around the edges. Aroma and taste are of hazelnut and roasted malts. A very rich dark ale.