shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pour is a brown with a creamy tall head.
The aroma and taste are extraordinary. Just plain outstanding. A sipping beer to be sure, but totally delicious.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
poured a very dark brown with no head.
sweet creamy nutty aroma with a tangy rich sweet chocolate tast.
I just dont like sweet beers and this is to sweet for me
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 22 oz. Field rate (paper cup). Morimoto was on the bottle. Mostly clear brown w tan head. Aroma is spicey malt w mild hops. Flavor is creamy malt w a cocoa and mildly spicey hazelnut tang. There was a sharpness (alkaline taste) and a touch of thin & watery to the mouthfeel. Perhaps it was an old bottle. Medium bodied. This didnít appeal to me. Brown ale isnít really my style anyway.
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 I hate brown ales. I mean I really canít tell you how much I despize this style of beer. i also canít explain to you how much I loved this beer. Pours a deep dark brown, or really a deep dark maroon. Nice beige off white head. Nose is very figgy. Also notes of stewed plums, tobacco, brown sugar and hazelnuts. Hazelnuts are very prominent in the palate. Malts are exquisite. Nice and roasty. This is a great brew.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2004
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 Aroma is sweet creamy nuttiness. Dark brown with a light brown head. It made me say "Oh ho!" after my 1st sip. Man this stuff is GREAT! Has a good malt character with a strong sweet chocolate taste. This is complemented by a strong sweet hazlenut taste. Rich, malty, creamy, nutty, smooth, chocolatey. This is one of the best beers I have ever had the opportunity to enjoy. Unbelievable!
run20six2 (119) - USA - AUG 10, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good tasting beer. A dark tasting beer with hazlenut aftertaste. Very good tasting beer. With lots of potential would buy this again.
wnp22 (692) - 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.