jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 3, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of hops, flavor is lots of malts and of course, sweet hazelnut. Too sweet for me to drink more than the bomber, and not my thing, but a really solid beer.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was very impressed with this one. It pours deep brown, with a subdued head. The first sip provided a blast of hazenut flavor, with a good sweetness. Hints of caramel, toffee, almonds, and brown sugar presented themselves. The finish was smooth and malty, with a nice hop kicker. A wonderful brown ale.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not being a big fan of hazelnuts, I can still appreciate the quality of this beer. Rich malty presence with hazelnuts at the finish.
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 While not the very best beer from this brewer, it ranks up there pretty highly. Smooth, very smooth, with a silky quality to it that is unrivaled among the population of brown ales. I really enjoy this one.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2011 This is a great beer. A favorite for both my wife and me and the Rogue beer we go for the most. +++ Sampled from a22 oz brown bottle this beer pours a very dark brown color with a small tan head. There is a sweet hazelnut and coffee aroma. The texture is smooth and creamy. The flavor is very nutty, moderately roasty and slightly bitter on the lingering aftertaste. Wonderful.
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 19, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Fneh. Shouddah know'd. I steer clear of flavored coffees for a reason. Don't get me wrong, I like hazelnuts. Hell, I even like filberts. While some natural flavor or even malt may be utilized, I just don't care - not my kingd of beer. I mean I can taste a good beer under it all, but just can't get past what most others probably love. And to top it off, a phone call came right in the middle of sampling and I got up, knocked the damn glass to the floor. Have never had a glass shatter into so many bits. Beer and glass - gotta love it.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2004
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Wonderful aroma. Nuts, brown maple syrup. very smooth at the end. If you let warm (too much) becomes somewhat sweet. But other then that great beer to have around all year long. Cling to glass rather boldly.
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2005 Awesome aroma. I’m getting a great mix of nuts, vanilla, and white chocolate smelling malts. This is one smooth tasting beer. Strong vanilla/nut taste. Dry finish that creates the taste and afterfeel of eating pecans. Highly recommended.
Dorwart (2392) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light tan head. Frothy but not long lasting. Color is brown, dark, dark brown with minimal carbonation. Not a very strong or complex aroma with a hint of coffee and I guess nuts. Also a dairy (cream) hint in the aroma. Wow. Very smooth flavor and very easy drinking. Slightly chocolate and toasted grains. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. A very good beer that is very easy to drink.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAR 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle: Pours dark brown with a tan head. Had a bourbonesque aroma initially. Chocolatey, nutty flavor with a full mouthfeel. Very nice.