ervan (37) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Super creamy, nutty, almost "cream soda" taste to it. Buttery but not a great deal of flavor in this one: fairly one dimensional.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice reddish color with a coffee, nutty aroma. This is one beer that is as good on tap as it is in the bottle. One of the best beers in the Rogue lineup and is a must try. Finishes very smooth and clean with very little bitterness that makes you want to continue to drink this to make sure it’s true as you think. Wonderful beer.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Knoxville Brewers’ Jam). Pours reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma is caramel and a bit of butterscotch. The flavor is just a bit on the buttery side, but boasts brown sugar, hazelnut coffee, and just a touch of salinity. Smooth.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2006 Pours a reddish brown with a one finger head that quickly recedes to a thin ring, with mild lacing.
Smells sweet, nutty, mild chocolate, and roasted malts.
Taste was some chococalte, hazelnut, caramel, with a sweet malty finish. Color me crazy, but this reminds me somewhat of a dopplebock when it gets a litte warmer. This one goes down very smooth, with only a touch of bitterness.
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tastes like Postum-flavored soda, burnt root beer, earthy, charcoal and dirt, can’t find the hazelnuts unless they toasted the shells . . .
light bubbly mouth feel, not frothy, but weak and insubstantial, incandescent and tinny
aftertaste of smoke and fish, weird tingly head rush
FuntonBunton (61) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 29, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, creamy, almost tastes like im sipping on a root beer or something. Browny and a little stinky, kinda like my underpants looked the morning after this. Don’t be afraid, however, its one of the best that I have had yet. Thin palate, needs a little more meat to it. Nutty aroma, and a smooth "Don Steele" type of aftertaste. Cheers!
AleMan86 (1) - Corona, California, USA - SEP 28, 2005 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Honestly one of the best I’ve ever had. Sweet bubbly flavor, with a good aftertaste. Great stuff.
marcus (8903) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This dark brown ale poured with a short tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. There is a slightly carbonated mouthfeel and a chocolate malty flavor with a slightly bitter hoppy finish. A very nice brown ale.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of roasted barley and nuts with a sugary sweetness toward the end. Dark brown with hints of amber and a medium sized tan head. Huge hazlenut flavor overwhelms the palte from fore to finish. Tastes like Coffee Mate Hazlenut Creamer in a weak cofee. It does however taste good just overpoweringly one dimensional and not very beer like.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sweet roasty hazelnt nectar aroma. Brown body and decent head. A decent creamy rich nut flavor appeared in the middle. Otherwise I would of thought this beer is just a medium bodyied nut somewhat watery beer. .