ross (2042) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another wonderful beer by rogue- do these guys make bad brews? dark in color, almost black, not much of a head out of the bottle. nice thick hazelnut taste. mmm give me more
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, caramel aroma, chestnut colour, with a large toffee head. Roasted, candied malt flavour, mild tootsie roll taste as well, nutty towards the end. Well balanced, light bodied, nice bitterness. Really good example.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2003 With its frothy head and amber-brown body this brew looks like root beer. Sweet aroma of nuts, molasses, and nutmeg. Also smells fragrant. Initial flavor is stunning. Deep, rich nuttiness plus a huge, complex malt character. Mild organic honey and molasses sweetness that builds and becomes a burnt sugar flavor after awhile. Aftertaste includes some delicate hop spice. This beer left me with a mixed impression, probably because I'm just not a big fan of Brown Ales. The artfulness of this beer is impressive but it left me with a mouth-coating staleness that I find in some Browns. If you're a big Brown fan, you'll probably love this beer.
smoosh (534) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Dark brown with minimal beige head. Some nuttiness in the nose. Malty flavor with quite a bit of nut. Not bad, but not one of their best. Based on other reviews I may need to retry, but as of now ...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate nutty aroma with a hoppy background. Dark brown pour with nice tan head. Flavor is very complex for a brown ale, almost like a porter with it's amount of chocolate malt. It's malty and acidic on the palate and one of the best brown ales ever, hazelnut is the way to go with these all the way.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2004 Nice solid hazelnut dark brown in color, how fitting, thin but firm creamy dark ivory head, faded fast to leave a skim always present and lace in thin sheets. Aroma is a light roasty chocolate and hazelnuts, with a hint of coffee, quite appetizing.
Taste is rockin' smooth of chocolate tones and hazelnuts, slightly roasty and a touch of quick sweetness. Nice airy nut-like dryness in the finish. Nice creamy medium body, way smooth, quite nice and easy, makes for excellent drinkin'. The only thing is that its over to fast, but man its good! Another top notcher by Rogue.
I couldn't tell much difference between this and the other hazelnut brew Rogue makes except it seems to have more extractness to it. Nice solid dark brown color with some dark orangey glowing edges, thin but firm creamy dark ivory head, faded off slowly, lace in small spots. Smell is light roasty chocolate and a big time hazelnut extractness to it, some wiffs have more hazelnut then others where others were nearly empty. Taste is about as smooth as the other hazelnut beer with some lightly favorable chocolate tones and hazelnuts, slightly roasty and a touch of quick sweetness. Nice airy nut-like dryness in the finish, yet stays sweet. Perhaps a bit too much in that regards. Again with some sips the extract is more evident then others. Seemingly off a bit comparingly to the original. Still, a nice creamy medium body encompasses it while it maintains an overall smoothness and drinkability. Good, but the extract stood out a bit too much then what the original portrays. However, it is quite nice and wouldn't turn it down for nothing and; albiet it's a bit one dimensional.
MaBeer1972 (1244) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer lives up to the hype! Deep reddish brown color, nutty aroma. Flavors are nutty with also coffee and caramel. No harsh aftertaste. Impressive.
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2007 Bottle, 2006-01-27, 6-3-7-3-14=33
Brown color. Aroma of mature malt. Bitter taste, very original and well conceived, malt, hazelnuts, vanilla, roasted malt… Like a brunch at Coffee House…
Bottle, 2003-07-10, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Brown color. Aroma of fresh backed cake, malt, light hop. Quite good body, stout-like, roasty, nutty. Maybe too weak in the end. Too much monotonous finish: caramel.
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz. One of my favorites. A deep, melancholy red color, with a smooth aroma and taste.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazelnut colour alright, deep bone colour. Wonderfully different aroma, and the taste. Tastes like a malted milkshake. Wonderfully creamy, sweat and malty. Did feel a bit like 6% but there you go.