Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUL 31, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always one of my favorites. Dark brown colour, and thick tan head that slides down the glass till the finish if itís not too cold. Amazing maltiness that waltzes around the hazelnut and weaves a brown that canít be touched by anything even close to it. How the hell can they hide that much hoppiness in a brown?
The first Rogue I ever had, and the beer that changed my High Life addiction. Always near my heart, thanks guys.
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This so called "brown ale" is much much more! After pouring it into a pint class there wasnít too much halzelnut aroma. I thought it was a hoax. But once it took a gulp..man alive! it was like drinking a hazlenut coffee coolatta! Daamit! Such a beer to savor. I bought 6 bottles to make sure everyone I knew could try it. This beer is one to introduce at a party...show uneducated Coors Light drinkers what kind of beer they can be trying.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Beautiful dark brown pour with a thick and dense tan head. Chocolaty aromas dominate. The taste is pleasant with choco-nut creamy coffee flavors. Sweet malts is the word on this one. The carbonation was more than average and the body was thinner than expected - being that "nectar" was in the name! I was thinking of a Kerns brown ale. Imagine that! Overall, a great brown ale. I enjoyed it.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours a very dark amber-brown with a relatively weak and diminishing off white head. The nose is very malty with strong hints of brown sugar and perhaps mahagony. The flavors are relatively subtle: there is a definite brown sugar and woodiness upfront, a surprisingly German-tasting maltiness in the middle, and the bitterness is more of a tart sourness that lingers in the end. Thereís a strong dark chocolate presence in there also that makes it strongly resemble a porter. This is a very good beer.
SSSteve (4006) - - JUL 17, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 strong and potent nutty malt aroma. reddish orange in color. hazelnut in aftertaste. maple syrup and malts. complex. the best brown ale iíve tried.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown/dark amber color. Smells sweet, malts, caramel. Tastes obviously nutty, sweet hazelnut, a little biscuit/roast in the back. Very smooth. Excellent beer. Bottles at Redlight Redlight in Winter Park, Fl.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22 oz. bottle) Pours a deep coppery brown, nice biscuit head, some lacing. Notes of caramel and coffee. Mouthfeel mostly smooth, a little fizzy. Flavor, smoothness and whole experience gets better as you drink it. I taste more coffee and chocolate than nuttiness though. Mmm yummy smooth.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a minimal head. Interesting aroma of hazelnut, brown sugar, and malts. Nutty flavor with slight roasted notes and some brown sugar sweetness. Long-lasting aftertaste. Very smooth.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One the best Iíve had and a new favorite! Light brown head with good lacing. Deep brown color. Smells of caramel, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Nice malty flavorís, moderate chocolate. Medium, creamy body. Nice to have around!
can8ianben (1489) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, creamy and dark with a nice smoky flavour. There is a definite nuttiness to this one that is often lacking in other nut brown beers. Its really very well done. I actually had some packaged incorrectly in the wrong bottle.