ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth with tons of malt.. roasted nut flavors with a good sweetness. great mouthfeel. blows newcastle brown out of the water IMO which was previously my favorite brown. buy this now
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a wonderful brew. Tastes of chocolate and coffee--almost like a frappucino with Bailey’s. Dark, with a creamy mouthfeel. This is good stuff.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. opaque mahogany colour with a small white head. lots of sweet milk chocolate aroma, some roastiness and a hint of hazelnut. flavour is much better than the aroma displays. smooth, malty, nutty, roasty. medium body. the nutty finish is spectacular. great beer.
doostinjcap (43) - Newport, Oregon, USA - MAR 16, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW! John Maier has out done himself with this brown ale! Seriously amazingly executed. Smooth from the first sip to the last. Questionably the best ROGUE!
Zeswaft (1437) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 Pours with little off-white head and looks like coffee. Sweet nutty scent and strong coffee aftertaste. Probably the best nutbrown ale I’ve had. You have to love the Rogue bottles, too. RERATE. every once and a while i’ll crave one of these, and it never disappoints.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - MAR 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First taste of this beer is all hazelnut and sugar. After a few sips you can appreciate this taste and recognize the smooth brown ale beneath it. Chocolate, honey, and maple syrup flavors. Smooth, light-to-medium mouthfeel. Sweetness overwhelms any hops or bitterness that might be hidden in the brew.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nectar is right -- this beer is exceptionally sweet. The malty flavor (because there’s negligible hop to it, and only enough yeast to give it the characteristic Rogue-ness) is very sweet, and dominated by the nutty flavor that is its namesake, rather than the roastiness that helps out in the color. Could have stood to be drier and roastier.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, reddish brown. Tart, malty and grainy aroma with some vanilla and toffee. Somewhat thin in body but with a slight nutty finish that asks for more. Vanilla and hazelnut are prominent in the flavor, as is caramel and vanilla. First had on draught in 1995. Still a contender for the best American Brown.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorgeous, dark brown color, light brown head, with fine bubbles. Aroma is slighly sweet and of toasted nuts. And the initial flavor is a caramelly-chocolatey version of the same nutty aroma. Lightly bitter finish. My new favorite beer.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 pours a dark brown. the flavor is strong and especially nutty. also stong on toasted malt flavor. slight hint of chocolate as well. a very good beer.