jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2001
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 Deep red/brown.Pretty nice head and lace. Nice dessert-like aroma of chocolate and sweet hazelnut . Palate is full of sweet and roasted nuts mingling with a smooth malt profile. Body is a little thin but the finish is rich,smooth hazelnut with a quick shot of hops at the end creating a little bit of dryness. Nice beer. Didnt think it was too sweet either. Kicks Newcastle's(had it earlier at dinner) ass like Rocky beating on Clubber.
Dragon99 (57) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - NOV 9, 2001
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A great beer. Very nutty tasting. The hazelnuts stand out.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well balanced and flavorful brown ale. The hazelnut flavor provides just enough kick to make this beer stand well by itself.
delacerveza (157) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
my expectations were too high!
i was so excited to find a big bottle of this to try. but as has been the case with the other 2 rogues that iíve tried, the hoopla was bigger than the actual beer.
i didnít get any sense of írobustí at all. it was sort of flat and thin, actually.
very sweet, and it seems like there should have been something else to balance this sweetness out that just wasnít there.
i love hazelnut coffee, and i liked the aroma of this beer, but dang, i was disappointed with a rogue choice again! and i even let it warm up a bit as another reviewer suggested.
i actually liked the other two styles better than this one (mocha porter and shakespeare stout) even though they were so very hoppy.
my husband tasted this and his exact words were íthis beer rotsí.
i wouldnít go that far, but it certainly wasnít all that and a bag of chips as i was hoping it was going to be.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 17, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty good, heavy on the hazelnut, but it does grow on you; not too hoppy, nice aftertaste
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2001
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nice color, toasty aroma, and decent body, but if I had to drink a full bottle of this I would probably puke up hazelnut for the rest of the night. Without the flavoring, this would probably be damn good beer.
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2001
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I am sorry but the hazlenut doesnít work. I realize that this beers has itís fans, but, BLAH!
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2001
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was my most anticipated purchase since I joined the site, what with all the raves, and maybe the expectation hurt some, but guys, come on! Itís like over sweetened hazelnut coffee. Itís really hard to tell that this is a beer at all. Iím going to make bread with the rest of the bottle, and it should be all right for that.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very delicious ale. The hint of chocolate compliments the hazelnut flavor. Well balanced with no aftertaste.
johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2001
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perhaps my favorite beer. Nice balance between the malt and hops. The last sip is as good as the first(perhaps better as it warms a bit).Do yourself a favor and give it a try.