happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bottle that is older that 8 months.Nice malty,tootsie roll,West Coast,Sweet(sugar)aroma(w/a tease of hops).A very enjoyable Red,amber,Brown,decent lace,nice brown phat-head.Tastes WC malt,hops,huge hazelnut-some choco,teases of fake.This is good and holds up well.It is porter like but there are also some brown ale charateristics.Morimoto more expensive like Seahorse is more expensive than Yellow snow!?Rogue is still good though.Smores vibe.There are hops and some metallic.I’d like to make pancakes w/ this s*it.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, almost porter like. Not much head. Smells of sweet malts, tastes of sweet malts with hints of chocolate/other roasted grains. Sweet but balanced with the roasted malts instead of hops. Normal circumstances and I side with a hoppy, but this is great stuff.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared this one with the wife, we both loved this nut brown ale. we’ve always have been Iron Chef fans and Rogue did Morimoto justice with this great beer!
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
on draft: poured murky brown with a small tan head. your nose definately says hazelnuts when you inhale and malt....rock candy. in the mouth its just about the same, dominant nut malt taste, cereal, with toffee flavors. i had just had stones IPA and from that to this is a huge adjustment. my palate was way out of wack, hopefully i got this one right. compared to that no hops here. sweeet malt!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2004 Wow! Hazelnut all over the place in this bad boy. Pours dark brown and even has a hazelnut scent to it. I had the Morimoto edition. This beer puts any other brown ale to shame.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bomber poured into a pyrex measuring glass (morimoto): Creamy head! very caramely color. Chocolate nuttyness. Smells of nuts and the sweetest, most succulent dark chocolate. so light and smooth. mellow roasty nutty chocolate flavor. a great beer, the BEST brown ale ive ever had.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An inviting rich, sweet aroma with a light cream colored head which disappears quicky. I carbonation is low but adds to the amazing rich haxelnut taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The first taste leaves you in awe with a quick jolt of incredible flovor and then a seamingly, but not actually fast disapearence, which make you want more. A great beer for relaxing after a meal, on a saturday, or if your not a religion man, on Sunday too.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Morimoto edition. Pours a nice dark brown with a small off-white head. Hazelnut aroma and maybe chocolate? Taste is amazing, sweet, rich, hazelnut and chocolate tastes and ends bitter. Very smooth.
BeerVixen (6) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mmmm... what a nice beer!!
The hazelnut brown pours a nice dark, almost expresso brown with a thin, tan-colored head. Although the head was thin, it leaves a nice ring of lacing around the glass.
The aroma was bursting with hazelnut and chocolatey malt. What a stimulation to my nose.
The taste was definitely pleasurable to say the least! It’s like drinking hazelnut pureed with dark chocolate. Carbonation was very light, which adds to the taste. I have a problem deciding which beer I like better, this or the chocolate stout. :-)
I highly recommend this. A great dessert beer!
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Creamy beer, deep solid dark. hazelnuts predominate. has many good aspects, the creamyness being one, but the hazelnuts rule over every aspect of it.