jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 While not the very best beer from this brewer, it ranks up there pretty highly. Smooth, very smooth, with a silky quality to it that is unrivaled among the population of brown ales. I really enjoy this one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This is a great beer. A favorite for both my wife and me and the Rogue beer we go for the most. +++ Sampled from a22 oz brown bottle this beer pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. There is a sweet hazelnut and coffee aroma. The texture is smooth and creamy. The flavor is very nutty, moderately roasty and slightly bitter on the lingering aftertaste. Wonderful.
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fneh. Shouddah know'd. I steer clear of flavored coffees for a reason. Don't get me wrong, I like hazelnuts. Hell, I even like filberts. While some natural flavor or even malt may be utilized, I just don't care - not my kingd of beer. I mean I can taste a good beer under it all, but just can't get past what most others probably love. And to top it off, a phone call came right in the middle of sampling and I got up, knocked the damn glass to the floor. Have never had a glass shatter into so many bits. Beer and glass - gotta love it.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Wonderful aroma. Nuts, brown maple syrup. very smooth at the end. If you let warm (too much) becomes somewhat sweet. But other then that great beer to have around all year long. Cling to glass rather boldly.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Awesome aroma. I’m getting a great mix of nuts, vanilla, and white chocolate smelling malts. This is one smooth tasting beer. Strong vanilla/nut taste. Dry finish that creates the taste and afterfeel of eating pecans. Highly recommended.
Dorwart (2371) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan head. Frothy but not long lasting. Color is brown, dark, dark brown with minimal carbonation. Not a very strong or complex aroma with a hint of coffee and I guess nuts. Also a dairy (cream) hint in the aroma. Wow. Very smooth flavor and very easy drinking. Slightly chocolate and toasted grains. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. A very good beer that is very easy to drink.
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle: Pours dark brown with a tan head. Had a bourbonesque aroma initially. Chocolatey, nutty flavor with a full mouthfeel. Very nice.
DanielBrown (3781) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 Bottle from Only Fine Beer (Bottles). Deep brown, with a thinnish ring of froth, and not much lacing. Dry roasted nut aroma. Delicious dry taste - that's the first thing that struck me - a rich, nutty and roasted flavour. Some Nutella sweetness in and around the beginning, levelling out to a medium length finish. Well balanced crisp and light - I think this is my favourite Rogue so far.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I'm having this as the Morimoto Hazelnut. It is a lovely looking beer. Clear brown with red and even maroon hues. The aroma is largely dominated by chocolate malt but a coffee and hazelnut aroma are also present. The flavor provides a solid taste. Chocolate and coffee seem to stand out the most and along with a nutty flavor (ahhh... hazelnut) basically mask any presence of hop flavor. I'm generally a bigger fan of hoppy beers, but the smoothness and balance of the malts really make this beer stand out.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2004 Another excellent Rogue beer. The head went away quickly. Very impressive with vanilla, butterscotch and orange in the aroma. There was also vanilla and malt in the flavor. Interesting.