herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Upon first sipping, I declared this to be my favorite beer. After a few more times though I have come to realize that it is not as good as I first thought. It is a good beer, don’t get me wrong. Flavor is great and aroma inviting. However it was a little over carbonated, overly malty and tasted a little silly going down my throat. Maybe I just drank too much or something else...
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer that screams Hazelnut. More like a specialty coffee taste than beer actually. Like the smoke ale, I could not drink too much. The overwhelming flavor makes the beer taste artificial in a way, almost like they added espresso liquer to the boil for the extra flavor. Another quality beer by Rogue though. Experimental and highly tasty.
JBWalters3 (26) - USA - SEP 23, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Being a good fan of Rogue, I thought this beer was exceptional. A dark beer with real nutty hint of hazelnut. Excellent.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great brown ale, probably the best I have had. Nutty flavor with a nice malty finish. Hazelnut flavor is not overpoweringly sweet. This and the Shakespear Stout are my favorite Rogue ales so far.
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 15, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
great brown ale.
rogue took the Sam Smith nut brown name literally and brewed up this masterpiece.
sweet malty taste with a distinct nutty element.
dark brown, beige head that left a generous amount of lace.
malty chocolate aroma.
great balance of ther traditional ’ beer’ flavors of malt and hops with the novelty hazelnut element.
A classic experimental brew.
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, with a nice light brown head that diminishes, but sticks lightly around the edge of the glass. Aroma could be carmelized bananas roasting over an open fire. Sweet dark chocolate rolls over the tongue and the malty finish is extra smooth. I wish my 750 could be even bigger.
Under-age Drinker (96) - Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle doesn’t lie, definitely a world champion brown ale. I feel like a retro-beatnik just smelling it, belongs in a coffee shop. the alcohol content is hidden like governments pro-tourist messages during the Michigan/Notre Dame game. Maybe its the alochol talking, but this beer makes me laugh in a Fox News kind of way
gthank (73) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beautiful beer pours up with a satisfyingly thick head over a body that is, surprise surprise, hazelnut brown. The aroma wafting off this beer is absolutely heavenly, promising the smooth taste of a brown ale with the rich nutty maltiness of a mild porter. It sits in the mouth well, stimulating the entire palate, although it could have been a bit smoother. Overall, this is one of my favorite beers, and serves well as a stand-alone treat or as a complement to a large variety of meals.
Indra (2560) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Malty, lightly toasted and caramelized, sweet nose, hazelnut is immediately evident. Deep chestnut color with a light tan head. Flavor profile is all about the sweet malt and hazelnut combo, and just look at all the malts this beer has in it. It shows through quite readily. Mouthfeel is very lush and fits perfectly. Finish sees a little hop flavor enter the picture but Browns are about the malt through and through, this one is no exception. I really enjoy this one a lot but part of me has to wonder what it would taste like without the added hazelnut flavoring.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2004 Drak mahagony brown hue. Lacey beige head. Earthy, chocolate, hint of hazelnut, toasted nose. Sweetness first, moderately full bodied palate. The finish is just incredible. Chocolate and roasted hazelnut just crash through. Then a long lingering spicy, bitter hop ending. An absolutely wobderful brew. The best brown ive ever had.