Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice almost creamy brown ale with a strong bite of hazelnut? I donít know some sort of spice. kinda tasted like licorice to me. Any way pretty good for the style.
pstorvik (60) - Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pint on tap. Iíll need to rerate this at a later time but I was quite disappointed with this higly rated beer. The initial sips were very medicinal - It was like the beer wench had dosed it with Robitussin. After I made it through about a third of the glass the cough syrup taste was gone and I was left with a too sweet, strangely hopped brown that to me didnít resemble a brown in any way but the color. It was OK.
SunSkates (47) - Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red with a light head. The Yeasty fruity/apple aroma reminds me of belgian beers. A slight hint of hazelnut in the aroma. Intense sweetness as if some kind of juice was added (apple juice?) Juicy fruit and spicy finish with some nuttiness. Full bodied and a bit sticky but still pleasant. Different but good.
shiroakuma (11) - Brea, California, USA - APR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In the bottle, nutty aroma. Pours a thin creamy head. Sweet, nutty flavor. simply one of the best brown ales out there.
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An aroma of hazelnut, caramel, and toasted malt. A dark brown beer with a hint of red when held to the light. It has a flavor of sweet hazelnut coffee. A good finishing bitter that eases on you and lasts. A smoothly carbonated beer that the palate doesnít weaken much as it warms.
cperry8483 (41) - Platteville, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown Ales are pretty much the same from brewer to brewer, but this one set itself apart from the rest by being bold, thick, and nutty. Another awesome beer from Rogue! If you like Newcastle, give this a whirl and see if you still think your precious import is the bomb.
warriorx99 (85) - USA - APR 15, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a thin creamy head. The aroma is a really sweet syrupy malt aroma and the taste pretty much matches. This is a medium body ale, with a slight malty syrupy quality to it that makes it a very hard to forget beer. It has a very sweet finish. Great beer!
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - APR 14, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve enjoyed this one both on draught, and in 220z bombers. This beer has its fans and its share of critics as well. I enjoy this beer, and find the addition of hazelnut to be a nice one. Pours to a beautiful, bright, deep brown color, with a creamy, tan head, and a moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent with lots of fragrant hazelnut aroma, paired with nutty and sweet malt aroma. The palate is firm, with good sweet malt, and nutty malt flavors. This beer finishes, with more good sweet and nutty malt flavor up front, then ends sligjhtly cloying, with a very pleasing hazelnut flavor that lingers. If you enjoy hazelnut, then you will enjoy this beer. While hazelnut is indeed the star of this show, I really enjoyed the aroma and flavors of sweet and nutty malt. The hazelnut character is too much for some tastes, but this beer makes for a wonderful desert beer, and a great beer to enjoy after a nice meal.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding brown ale, with notes of maple syrup and almonds along with a gorgeous ruby brown color. Meduim bodied and mildly sweet.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Gorgeous ruby brown in color, with very little head. Sweet and Nutty with toasted malts abounding. Not as complex as I wanted but a very good ale none the less.