badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown body with medium brown head...aroma is of nuts and has a huge roasted malt backbone, with little else....enjoyable strong flavor of nuts, chocolate, and coffee....great palate; another good one from rogue, and a wonderful brown ale
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with very thin head, Nutty aroma with coffee hints. Of course lots of hazelnut in flavor which finishís with a roasty coffee like taste. Only thing that annoyed me was that it felt thin. Aftertase is awesome though. Pretty good but just too thin for me, needs alittle more body.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Morimoto bomber. Dark brown with some tannish creamy head, somewhat translucent. Nose is all nuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, maybe some almond. Taste is, you guessed it, hazelnutty delicious. Nice chocolate, toffee, and vanilla notes. Very creamy texture, albeit thin.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz morimoto bottle. Pours a dark rich brown color with a light off white head. Nose is tons of chocolate and hazlenuts, almost has like a peanutbrittle or peanutbutter feel to it. Taste is more of the same, lots of chocolate, toffee, and tons of nuts. very creamy mouthfeel that makes your mouth very happy.
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - DEC 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors a rich dark brown. Aroma is sweet coffee and nuts. Coffee is strong in the flavor as well, but not too much so. Tastes delicious and creamy. Smooth overall and just a touch bitter at the end. This oneís definitely a keeper.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark dark brown (definitely not black) with an ok tan head, which dissipates quickly. Aroma is... well coffee with cream and sugar, but with out the coffee. So...I guess that leaves cream and sugar. But this is different than that; there is a certain luxuriousness that great coffee brings to any coffee based concoction. The aroma has that, but no overt coffee aroma. Flavor is mysteriously devoid of chocolate, but the coffee comes back, again not in the bitter form Iím used to it from most stouts and porters. Hazelnut is right, along with some cream, nutmeg, natural sugar...somehow not-too-sweet caramel and toffee malts. The feel is only rivaled by the best made oatmeal porters and stouts. Iím surprised that there is no oatmeal in this, considering how smooth it is, walking that line between thick and medium bodied. Finishes like a warm hug from Juan Valdez.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2005 this beer is ggreat - Iím becoming a big fan of but Rogue and brown ales. THis beer is a sipping beer. the flavor should be savored. I will hunt for this beer.
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Poured a dark cola brown with a sizeable creamy tan head. Aroma was strong roasted malt with some hazelnut hints. Initial flavor was mosted toasted malt with some nutty chocolate, coffee and caramel bursting forth and finishing with a bitter hops taste. It was creamy and smooth on the palate, and just a tad lighter than I normally like, but as full bodied a brown ale as Iíve had. Definitely tough to go back to Newcastle after this one.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent beer with a light tan head. Hazelnut and roasted malt in the aroma. Not to thick, but not watery. Nicely carbonated. Sweetish finish, made for a very delicious and drinkable beer.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy mahogany, fleeting light tan head. Definitely has the hazelnut in the aroma, along with some roasted malt and maybe some floral hops. Nice feel, just right for the style, not sticky or overly thick, and just the lightest carbonation. Sweet malty flavor with roasted nuts, a little brown sugar, and jsut enough hop character to prevent it from becoming cloying. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.