larsniclas (6129) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty and fruity aroma and fruity and sweet flavour.
thegreenrooster (3537) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a deep brown with a tan head. Aroma is wonderful...nuts and hops with a roastey goodness. Flavor is nuts, rasions with some roasted malts in there, in the end you get some hop bitternes. Another good one from Rogue!
regal (23) - Ringgold,Ga., USA - DEC 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark copper brown with highlights of dark ruby when held up to light.Decent tight bubbly head.Got to the bottom of the glass with no signs of lace.The smell had a malt dominant nose,with caramel,celery?,and some roastedness.
The taste starts out with caramel, malty tones in the center,and a slight roastedness in the finish.This beer seems well balanced, and has a good clean finish.Medium body and amply carbonated.Will buy again.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chestnut brown pour with lively beading supporting a medium khaki head and good lacing. Very pleasant nutty aroma with roasted malts and a touch of toffee. Smooth and silky mouthfeel and a well balanced flavor of hazelnuts, vanilla and spice. Admittadly, the hazelnut tones occasionaly felt "forced" but I kept coming back the fact that this beer just tasted great. Complimentory and long lasting nutty finish. Heading out today to pick up a few more bottles to share with friends over the holidays.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Rogue Public House in Portland. First off, the color is stunning: a cloudy red-amber (almost cider-colored) with a nice beige-ish head. The flavor is truly like nectar, starting malty-sweet and rounding out into a symphony of spice, nuttiness, some fruit and something else I couldn’t quite figure out. The palate isn’t distinct, but is pleasant and delicious as it lingers. One of my new favorite beers.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours garnet brown with a moderate beige-tan head. Aroma is sweet and biscuity - kind of like sugar cookies and spice. Sweet malty flavor, molasses, maple syrup, nuttiness and light spice. Medium body and nice creamy carbonation. Nice holiday ale - flavorful and delicious.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap. 12/28/2004. fat jacks in bloomington, illinois. 2.75 for a pint of anything on tap on tuesday nights. this was nice. nutty. a really good brown that i should have again at some point.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow is that hazelnut. Very strong in the nose and taste, lots of malts. Overall quite good, check this out if you can. Had it on tap at the blind pig in champaign illinois. My wife liked this a lot more than I did.
Discofish (152) - USA - DEC 26, 2004
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Take this review with a grain of salt because I do not care for overpowering hazel nut flavor (which I find this beer has) The first few sips of this are great, and then I just find I want to flush the rest.
The nose on this beer is of hazelnutt. It tastes first of hazelnut then of coffe.
omhper (21282) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Dark ruby, average head. Nutty aroma -very aromatic. Sweet and roasty with lots of vanilla and hazelnut as well as chocolate. Clean, somewhat hard mouthfeel. Pleasant, but one-dimensional, and suffering from the same syndrome that keeps many US microbrews to enter my list of top beers: simplistic, hard, clean malt character.