rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Stockholm Beer Festival.
Hazy dark brown colour. Nutty, cocoa nose. Light, smooth malty with a tang of nuts as well as a nice hop presence, making this a balanced and nice brew.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice dark brown colour with a fairly thin head that stuck around and left some decent lacing. This beer was very smooth and delicious. there was a hint of bitterness and I could decect the hazlenut (of course) and some chocolatly notes. Defintaly a decent beer for the winter months.
HamWBone (4) - Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown color. smells kinda sweet, not to much smell though.Initial taste is of hazelnut on the way down, not the kind in coffee though, little more woodsy. medium sweetness with a light molasses hint. will buy again
rlgk (16542) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 Great malty nose from milk, nuts and toffee. Pleasant mild flavor with milky and nutty notes. This was really good...
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rogue Morimoto HazelNut - Bottle pours a deep amber with a tan head and some lace. The aroma is of hazelnut, but in a much more natural way than other hazelnut ales out there. It does not smell artificial. There are also good strong chocolate notes. The flavor is like a chocolate and hazelnut sunday. The palate is smooth and creamy. Overall, this is the best beer I’ve had with hazelnut extract.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy brown colour, small head. Rich and strong hazelnut aroma, notes of burnt sugar, toffee, leaves and licorice. Full, nutty flavour. Toffee, anise, burnt sugar and hops. Clean and hard body with soft chewy malt. Delicious! The best brown ale I ever had to date.
JMerritt (1920) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Brew Ha Ha 2004. Clear ruby/brown colored. Light brown head is massive and leaves very nice lacing. Roasted hazelnuts, brown sugar, and molasses aroma is absolutely delicious. Flavor has more of that sweet, nutty hazelnut characteristic that kept be going back for more samples. Slight bitterness in the finish. This was the highlight of the festival.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very smooth, sweetish brown ale. More akin to Samuel Smith’s brown ale than to other west coast browns. I finally sampled this beer at the California Brewer’s Festival and it gets my nod for Best of Show, even though the judges piced Allagash Double.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 12, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap in newport. plenty of hazelnut in the aroma, just tastes like a standard brown ale with a shot of frangelico thrown in
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a MoriMoto bottle. Red brownish color, with a medium fluffy tan head. Malty, nutty aroma, choco, some hops and chewy toffee. Very nutty flavor, with some sweet ad nice undertones. Tastes like some kind of sweet dessert liquor. Very nice flavro and a very nice and balanced brew. Excellent!