sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium size tan head, ok retention. Pretty, clear , red/amber color. Nose of cola, malt and the hazelnut. Medium body. Some roasty flavors hazelnut and hints of chocolate. Finish is dry, thin with a slight nuttiness. One of Rogues lesser offerings i,d say.
pondoshuffles (141) - Fitzroy Harbour, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tasty enough ale with a deep brown head. A sweet, aromatic aroma leads to a rather sweet, flavour almost balanced by hops. Smells like some flavoured coffees I've had at the Second Cup. A very good beer, if a tad on the gimmicky side.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz Morimoto. Creamy brown head over deep ruby brown ale. Even in snifter the aroma is hard to pin-point. It is sweet though, very much like the taste, but in a complimenting way. I like the candy bar description used by radiomgb . The chocolate, toffee, caramel (sugar) blend is perfectly balanced by the hops. A very relaxing (though filling) beer!
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in colour. Aroma was almost non-existent at first but as it warmed I noticed some sweetness, caramel and chocolate. Flavour had loads of caramel and chocolate - like the galaxy caramel chocolate bar - very smooth, cream, and a fair amount of sweetness. Finish is a very smooth creamy rich bitterness. Fantastic. Thanks beerhugger for sharing this bottle with me.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couldn't get an aroma at first but as it warmed it was sweet with a touch of caramel. Couldn't find traces of hazelnut anywhere exept perhaps in the warm dark brown colour. Drank like mixing sweet caramel and chocolate in your mouth - absolutely fantastic flavour, with only one caveat or critique - perhaps this beer would be too sweet to enjoy very much of in a sitting.
SpringsLicker (3121) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very flavorful brown ale that has a hazelnut finish to a rich nutty brown ale. One or two are very pleasant, but I don't know if I'd want to drink several at once - maybe a little too much of a good thing. Very good beer all the same.
Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really didn't like this one. Too thin and watery. Hazlenuts came on too strong when warmed. Struggled to finish this. Judging by the reviews here I must have got a bad bottle... I'll re-rate it if I pick it up again.
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: slight haze in brown fill, dark amber hue. Medium light top. 3-
Nose: Moderate sweetness, caramel with brown malts, oil with light dark chocolate and fresh bitter hops.
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied , considering noted 14 Plato definitely light on substance. Chocolate brown malts sitting in centre, slight bitters on sides. Top carbonated almost frisky. Enjoyable brew but lacking extra element.
BeerandBlues2 (9457) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nut brown color with little head. Strong nutty aroma. Sweet and nutty flavor. Smooth on the palate.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
(as Morimoto edition) Beautiful brown with nice head. Hint of hazelnut in the aroma. Initial flavors of very slightly sweet malt. I expected a nutty finish but BAM--it's like drinking ground up pecan shells. Blech. Maybe I just had a bad bottle.