Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogany with a rich mocha and hazelnut aroma. Medium bodied with roasted malts and balancing hops. Very delicious and drinkable. I usually don't think much of brown ales, but this one got my attention. Great stuff.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I dont like this artificial Hazelnut flavor in my coffee and I hate it in my beer. Gonna have to go against the grain on this one based on personal tastes only. Otherwise its a decent brown. Medium bodied with a slight nutty sweetness that isnt from the harsh extract/syrup.
Frank (2293) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely dark garnet brown color. Decent head, mostly diminishing with some lace. Very mild aroma, nut much there but a slight hint of brown sugar and a whisper of hazelnut. Brown sugar sweetness carries this beer into a rich, nutty middle and pleasantly bitter finish.
Hoss (607) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Certainly an excellant example of brown ale without the usual hop bite of the west coast, I did not find any flavor overpowering but thought it had a pleasant balance(this good). I like other american browns better but would recomend thus one
goz (359) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is dark brown, with a thick tan head that quickly settles to light lacing. Aroma is strong on the hazelnut, backed up with lots of roasted and toasted malts. Flavor is overpowered with the hazelnut, quite sweet (maple syrup?), with a hint of the roasty malts peeking through at the end. Mouthfeel is full, a bit sticky.
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
- deep, dark brown with a very faint red hue, no head, a sweet hazelnut/buttery malt aroma, light roasted malt aroma, some chocolate, very lightly hopped, a touch of spiciness; a nutty/sweet malt/buttery blend, flavor starts with roasted malt mixed with a hint of chocolate, but the aftertaste is all hazelnut, slight hop bitterness, very smooth – rich texture, a different taste
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one's a winner. Quintessencial American brown ale. Not possessed with the typical Rogue hoppiness, this one is smooth and malty, with the nutty taste that the name implies.
redlem (1293) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is of malt, a molasses/chocolate mix. Slight nut flavor, mainly a toasted malt taste. Finish is not " smooth malty finish" as the bottle claims, it is bitter on the sides of the tongue, which becomes annoying at the ended of the beer.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown in color, with red tones when held to light. Warm and nutty aroma. The flavor is a subtle hoppy bitter that spikes quickly, and then slowly fades into a a rich nutty finish.
Suttree (4864) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yeah, it is that good. A typical mellow browna ale character, with a typical (for Rogue) hop backbone. This is not an attempt to make an English Brown, this is an American Brown Ale. Very impressive.