oldrtybastrd (3448) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have enjoyed this beer as both the HazelNut Brown Nectar and as Rogue Morimoto HazelNut Ale. Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness. This is a great beer, no matter what the name is.
mrnutsnbolts (204) - Berkeley, - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby brown with a thin white head that quickly became a ring around the glass. Nose is sweet with lots of malts and caramel. Tastes like liquid coffee candies (especially the finish!!), with definate hints of honey and hazelnuts. Medium body, leaves a tingly feeling in my mouth even though it doesnít appear to have much carbonation. Itís like a way better version of Newcastle with a ton more flavor!
sandwichpants (117) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not what I expected at all, though I donít know much about brown ales yet. I was expecting a more íbritishí malt taste with mild hopping and a bit of nuttiness.
Mine smelled not too great, a bit sour, perhaps it was old. Flavour on the other hand was wonderful! Nutty, chocolatey without straying too far from tasting ike beer, or becoming one or two dimensional. And, just to be silly I dipped a brownie in it, and it was delicious!
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22 oz bottle: $4.29 at Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) Brown ales arenít the most exciting of beers, but if youíre gonna brew one, and youíre the brewer for Rogue, you throw down the gauntlet and brew a kick ass brown. This is an absolutely delicious nut brown ale with a very potent and sweet caramel flavor that tastes just like candy caramels. And damn, it smells like caramel candies too! Plenty of hazelnut , chocolate and honey in the flavor, and bitterness is very mild from start to finish. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated, but it becomes a bit cloying now that Iím polishing off the second half of this bomber. Dark ruddy brown in color, clear in appearance, but too dark to see through. Unfortunately, the dark tan head is bubbly and fizzy, so though it starts off at nearly an inch, it dissipates fairly rapidly down to a ring. Yeah sure, it might be too sweet for some people, and it does seem pretty sugary sweet to me, but itís just so damn tasty! Easily my favorite brown ale.
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer had an excellent appearance. It tasted a bit like coffee or carmel. A nice smooth beer.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Had during a beer tasting party. Poured dark brown with smells of caramel, hazelnut coffee. Would have enjoyed more if the tastes was dialed down to just a hint, not something strong enough to drink all day at work and not have anyone know because it looked, smelled, and tasted so much like coffee.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany brown with thin lacing white head. Honey, nut, brown sugar aroma. Solid nutty, sweet sugar, light coffee flavor. Creamy smooth palate.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head. Short retention. Smell had caramel, hazelnut, honey and caramel. Taste is like hazelnut coffee plus caramel and chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice but a little thin for my personal taste. This was good. Iím glad I got this.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a reddish brown with a small tan spotty lacing head. Aroma of nuts, honey, caramel and brown sugar. Flavor of nuts (hazelnut), creamy, caramel and a general sweetness. If you like hazelnut coffee give this a try.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2006 Bottle rated November 19th, 2005 - Pours reddish brown with a fully receding. Aroma is toasted malts, plums, slightly vinous, with a nice toffee balance. Taste has lots of sweet toasted maltiness with a bit of the raisin/plum character. Faint notes of chocolate and vague hop bitterness linger barely under perception. One of the few beers deserving of the "Nut Brown Ale" title.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied but has a slight stickiness. Quite enjoyable.
Ar 8 Ap 4 Fl 7 Mf 5 Ov 16 = 4.0
Bottle Rated August 18th, 2006 - Pours dark amber with a thin foamy mocha head. Aroma of hazelnut and toffee. Taste is sweet and nutty, with an artificial tasting hazelnut extract flavor. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied and slightly sticky. Ratings averaged.
Ap 4 Ar 6 Ta 6 Mf 4 Ov 12 = 3.2