dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
for such a highly rated beer this one just didnt do it for me. I found it kinda weak and watery and not all that flavorful. Maybe the bar did a bad job of taking care of the keg. I’ll try it again, but for now it stays as mediocre.
mikejmadden99 (103) - Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow ’o’ wow, the creamy brown looking brew with a slim tan head is a good one. Smelling of hazelnut, malts, nuts, with a roasted smoke smell. It taste exactly like it smells but better. A Smooth nutty tasting malty sweet brew with hints of cream, hazelnut, toffee, and coffee. Man ’o’ man a goodie.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Creamy malt and hazel nut nose and a deep garnet color. Head was loose and tan but left quickly. Bock like malts with lost of cream, a little sweetness, hazelnut, bread dough, roasted nuts, and the slightest touch of a barleywine charactor. Finishes long and bockish. Increadably smooth and balanced.
MiataManiac99 (6) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 1, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful brown ale. Slightly heavy on the HazelNut extract, but I overcame that quickly ;-)
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brown ale is dank. The hazelnut, coffee, and chocolate flavors were all very subtle. Which made this a nice and balanced brown ale. Not too overpowering.
obxdude10 (1964) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby color, kept a very nice head, very smooth, some nutty undertones to the flavor, lots of other interesting flavors in there, tasted almost like there was a few stalks of barley right in the glass, very interesting brew
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Re-rate: Enjoyed another one of these on draft at my favorite tavern. This beer is wonderful and tastes better to me each time I try it.
Original rating 6/5/02:Dark ruby to brown in the glass. Pretty decent head retention. Wonderful aroma and flavors of caramel and nuts. Flavor gets better as the beer warms. Another outstanding beer from Rogue Ales.
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Probably the world’s best brown ale, and certainly the best in the US. Strong hazel nut malt followed by a perfect balance of hops that I have come to expect from this great brewery. No bitterness in the aftertaste, smoother than New Castle, nearly perfection as brown ales go.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmm. Kinda gross. The hazelnut flavor is syrupy and overwhelms everything else. I appreciate the attempt, tho.