Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Brown Ale
Newport, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 2410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish. Hazelnut Brown Nectar Ale is a blend of Great Western 2-row Pale, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Crystal 80 and Crystal 135, Carastan, and Beeston Pale Chocolate malts; hazelnut extract; Perle and Saaz hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2004
An inviting rich, sweet aroma with a light cream colored head which disappears quicky. I carbonation is low but adds to the amazing rich haxelnut taste, with hints of coffee and chocolate. The first taste leaves you in awe with a quick jolt of incredible flovor and then a seamingly, but not actually fast disapearence, which make you want more. A great beer for relaxing after a meal, on a saturday, or if your not a religion man, on Sunday too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Morimoto edition. Pours a nice dark brown with a small off-white head. Hazelnut aroma and maybe chocolate? Taste is amazing, sweet, rich, hazelnut and chocolate tastes and ends bitter. Very smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerVixen (6) - New York, USA - MAY 7, 2004 does not count
Mmmm... what a nice beer!! The hazelnut brown pours a nice dark, almost expresso brown with a thin, tan-colored head. Although the head was thin, it leaves a nice ring of lacing around the glass. The aroma was bursting with hazelnut and chocolatey malt. What a stimulation to my nose. The taste was definitely pleasurable to say the least! It’s like drinking hazelnut pureed with dark chocolate. Carbonation was very light, which adds to the taste. I have a problem deciding which beer I like better, this or the chocolate stout. :-) I highly recommend this. A great dessert beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruffian (149) - montvale, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Tap. Creamy beer, deep solid dark. hazelnuts predominate. has many good aspects, the creamyness being one, but the hazelnuts rule over every aspect of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Brownish red in color, thin creamy off white head. Havent tried this in years, used to be VERY hazlenut, but it appears they have toned it down. I liked the hazlenut forward approach, but it still is a nice brew. A bit on the creamy side, they changed it for sure, but is still a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2004
Chocolate, nutty aroma. Deep thick mahogany body with good clarity and thin tan head that recedes to cover. Chocolatey, nutty, cocoa-like flavour. Incredible mouthfeel and lasting cocoa aftertaste. A bit sweet at first sip but the flavour really grows. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with lively carbonation on the tongue. Unfortunately, the carbonation dies fairly quickly (+/- 10 mins) and it becomes a bit sticky. Medium body. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Bottled as Morimoto Hazelnut. Clear mahogany, very dark, very red, small light tan head with minimal lacing. Light aroma, caramel malts, chocolate, nuts; smells like a candy bar. Chocolatey, nutty like hazelnut extract, lightly bitter finish of hazelnut flavor, light caramel malts throughout, fairly smoothe. Lots of foamy-creamy carbonation leaving some in my mouth after the beer is gone, dry, lightish medium body. Definitely a sweet brew, tons of milk chocolate in the aroma; I don’t like the fact that I can taste hazelnut extract as preceisely what it is, but very unique brown and a Rogue beer for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Bottle (Morimoto)5/3/04: Pours with an average kaki colored head that quickly diminishes. Aroma: nutty, malty, sweet maple/hazlenut, maybe even some toffee here. Flavor: Wow, I haven’t tasted this before. Hazelnut, carmel, butter, sweet, but also with a slight hop bitterness. Nicely balanced. Finishes malty with a toffee/hazelnut aftertaste. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2004
Morimoto!!! -I love Iron Chef's!
Rating # 465
Baby pours me a deep brown, but mahogany body… the head is kaki, tall and thick. I take a sniff…. It smells like homemade waffles covered in maple syrup. The flavor is freaking identical!!! Damn, brings a rich Nutty Sweetness, a long sense of hazelnut… hence the name of the beer, butter, oats and sweet but lightly smoky molasses. The body is a bit thinner than I would have liked.. it’s almost cola like, but the aroma and flavor are tremendous! One will find Toffee to Know End in this Brown Ale!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2004
Tap at Andy’s. Real nice clear brownish red color with a tan head. Nutty, malty aroma. Flavor of hazelnut carmel and rich malt. A little to the sweet side.

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