stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber brown in color with a tan head, aroma is chocolate malts, hazlenuts and coffee-like, the flavor is sweet and resembles the aroma, chocolate & hazlenut coffee flavor, with a small amount of bitterness from hops, not a bad brew.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber - Sold as Morimoto Hazelnut Brown - Pours a very dark reddish-brown in color with a medium tan head that quickly disappeared to a quite small rim around the glass. Aroma is malty and sweet with hints of coffee, chocoilate and very faint of hazelnuts. Flavor is thick with caramel, coffee chocolate and (of course) hazelnut. Some underlying hopiness (excellent!) Body is quite thick for a brown. Thoroughly enjoyable... well worth repeating... my favorite Rougue Ale so far....
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a deep brown color with a deep tanned head which absolutely overflowed out of the bottle and all over my countertop...thanks Rogue...small amounts of lacing on the sides of my glass. The aroma is obviously coffee and hazelnut with a hint of chocolate and hops. The flavor is as full bodied as you can possibly expect from a brown ale with coffee and chocolate flavors extremely abundant but having caramel and hoppy undernotes as well. It leads into a caramel/nutty finish with a medium degree of carbonation and dryness. I need to face the fact that I’m not a big fan of brown ales, but this isn’t all too bad. The thickness of the chocolate flavor increases dramatically with the warming process.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2006 Very coffee-like. Gobs of hazelnut which i found very enjoyable. Distinctive flavors of Rogue beers. Very deep colored. Will drink this again, definately. ADD-On: My second bottle had a distinct soapy taste to it, so I poured the remainder in a second glass...same taste.. Dissapointing, though I’m eager to have a third go at it.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours dark, dark brown with no head. Aroma of coffee and hazelnuts. Taste is smooth and sweet, with the obvious hazelnuts. Backed with coffee and roasted malts flavors. Decent enough to have again.
mike4aker (27) - USA - JAN 6, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite Rogue’s. Rich, dark, sweet beer. Very enjoyable stong beer.
Ratman197 (13084) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a small amber head. Aromas of sweet malt, some nuttiness and a hint of molasses. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of hazelnuts, sweet malt,and a hint of coffee with a smooth, lingering nutty finish.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2006 Deep burgandy color when held up to bright light. Small fading tan head. Lightly sweet nutty aroma. Flavor is sweet, nutty, caramel and butterscotch with a light spicy bite on the tongue at the finish. Kinda peanut brittle sweet. maybe too sweet and candy like. Smooth, but thin texture with lively carbonation.
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 finish’s 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.