ravidesai (938) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
great brown ale.
rogue took the Sam Smith nut brown name literally and brewed up this masterpiece.
sweet malty taste with a distinct nutty element.
dark brown, beige head that left a generous amount of lace.
malty chocolate aroma.
great balance of ther traditional í beerí flavors of malt and hops with the novelty hazelnut element.
A classic experimental brew.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, with a nice light brown head that diminishes, but sticks lightly around the edge of the glass. Aroma could be carmelized bananas roasting over an open fire. Sweet dark chocolate rolls over the tongue and the malty finish is extra smooth. I wish my 750 could be even bigger.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle doesnít lie, definitely a world champion brown ale. I feel like a retro-beatnik just smelling it, belongs in a coffee shop. the alcohol content is hidden like governments pro-tourist messages during the Michigan/Notre Dame game. Maybe its the alochol talking, but this beer makes me laugh in a Fox News kind of way
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beautiful beer pours up with a satisfyingly thick head over a body that is, surprise surprise, hazelnut brown. The aroma wafting off this beer is absolutely heavenly, promising the smooth taste of a brown ale with the rich nutty maltiness of a mild porter. It sits in the mouth well, stimulating the entire palate, although it could have been a bit smoother. Overall, this is one of my favorite beers, and serves well as a stand-alone treat or as a complement to a large variety of meals.
Indra (2476) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Malty, lightly toasted and caramelized, sweet nose, hazelnut is immediately evident. Deep chestnut color with a light tan head. Flavor profile is all about the sweet malt and hazelnut combo, and just look at all the malts this beer has in it. It shows through quite readily. Mouthfeel is very lush and fits perfectly. Finish sees a little hop flavor enter the picture but Browns are about the malt through and through, this one is no exception. I really enjoy this one a lot but part of me has to wonder what it would taste like without the added hazelnut flavoring.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 Drak mahagony brown hue. Lacey beige head. Earthy, chocolate, hint of hazelnut, toasted nose. Sweetness first, moderately full bodied palate. The finish is just incredible. Chocolate and roasted hazelnut just crash through. Then a long lingering spicy, bitter hop ending. An absolutely wobderful brew. The best brown ive ever had.
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasted Roasted hazelNutty yummy. Dark brown (really, I know that Iíve had some "brown ales" that were very red - this was actually brown - bonus points!) Tastes like coffee with cream, and is perfect to wash down the delicious brownies my wife made.
PorterPounder (4613) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent - my favorite Rogue to date. Frothy, thick pour, excellent chocalate undertones. Strong finish. Sweet, nutty aroma. Winner all the way around.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - AUG 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the words of Austin Powers, "Itís a little nutty." Ruby brown color with a small beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, and hazelnut. Initially sweet flavor of malt and hazelnut, with a lasting bitter aftertaste. Smooth, low carbonation. Hazelnut tends to overpower, they should ease up a little on the hazelnut extract.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very rich and smooth nice choclate taste hazlenut flavour stays when drink is finnished