wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted in Colorado. Obtained from a beer store in Dillon. Tasted in a shaker glass. Appearance is dark with mud like opaqueness. Thin brown/tan coloured head. Aroma has a sweet nuttiness with many layers of subtle complexity. Flavour is of intense sweet hazelnut. Very satisfying - an intense form of a standard nut brown ale. I enjoy this one very much.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber body with a loose one finger beige head. Coffee, nut, and malt flavors are dominant. Tastes like a mixture of 25% porter and 75% brown ale. Quite enjoyable.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark syrupy brown with a medium tan head...smells like hazelnuts...tastes like one too many pumps of hazelnut syrup in a SS Nut Brown...Rogue tries too hard to make unique beers and screws them up in the process...thick sweet malty finish...
MarkD (9) - USA - AUG 3, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious brew all together. Slight metallic nose. Very light hops taste. Smooth, almost like a porter. Hazelnut flavor is a little lost in the rest of the flavors but still very good. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable.
AlabastorJones (810) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
How has this rating slipped through the cracks?!?! Certainly my all time favorite brown ale. Brown body with thin off white head, sweet maple syrup flavor with hints of nuts and chocolate, on the brink of porter in general, very dark and rich compared to the commonly watered down browns produced by most breweries, Sam’s session brew and for good reason, I rate it high because no other brown can touch it.
jsquire (3641) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Portland. Redish amber color with a creamy off-white head. Sweet nutty nose. Artificial hazelnut syrup sweetness. Not a really pleasant drink.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the worst or the best but quite drinkable. I think I’d prefer a little more hops.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of my favorites, also found it labeled as Morimoto Hazebut Brown. Real smooth, rich nutty flavor, w/hints of caramel...mmm. dark brown hue, w/an amazing aroma, you can’t go wrong w/this beer.
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 Another beer I loved! But I got it labeled as Morimoto Hazlenut Brown, so I figure this is the same brew. Flavor was caramel, nutty, and creamy, which I enjoy! This is definitley hitting the top of my list of favorite browns!
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Morimoto on the bottle. Dark reddish brown, good head. Smells of malt and nuts. Nice malt flavor with obvious nuttiness. This was very easy to drink.