hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium tan head with fine-small bubbles. It had fair lacing on the sides of my mug. It had a brown body. It has a coffee flavor to it which I enjoyed. There was no bitterness to this brew. It had a slight sweet aftertaste to it that was not overwhelming to me.
thedm (5002) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 This brew pours a creamy small head of light brown bubbles and a semi transparent dark brown body. With a mild malt aroma, this brew has a taste of caramel and spice with just a hint of coffee flavoring. It goes down very smoothly yet leaves a slight dry lingering after taste of the coffee flavoring.
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great Rogue product. Pours nicely and looks like a brown ale/stout hybrid. Tastes that way too - a teriffic combination. Feel and finish near perfect. This IS nectar. Why didn't I buy more bottles?
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was notibly nutty. Body feature low carb with a dark brown cola color. Head was miniscule and rapidly faded. Flavor was very roasty, slightly nutty, and hoppy. I thought it could use a little bit more sweet maltiness and the texture should be a little creamier and less watery. Finish was a bland burnt flavor. Pretty good overall but not outstanding.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - MAY 12, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2003 Wonderful dark brown/ruby color with a large, thick tan head. The aroma definitely did not come out until the beer warmed quite a bit, then it was full of nutty, chocolate, caramel, bock-ish maltiness. The flavor was sweet...chocolate, hazelnuts, caramel, sarsparilla (whatever is in that stuff), and a nice roasted malt. This beer achieves greatness with its aftertaste...pure chocolate/rootbeer goodness. This is a magnificent brew...worthy of everything great said about it in these reviews.
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet, malty aroma like a doppelbock. Bit of chocolate with a nutty nose - like a brazil nut. Mocha and nice aromatic hops. Copper brown with slight haze. Light tan foamy lacing head. Light medium carb and silky watery body. A bit sweet up front. Deep, rich malts but not cloying. Finishes with a nice tang then smooth nutty chocolate after. Very smooth - no bitterness. A very good brown ale with great chocolate nutty taste, though the watery finish detracted a bit.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very great and distinct nut flavor to this from the start to the end. The best thing at the otherwise joke yardhouse. Nice woodsey malts with very crisp nut flavor. Great brown color and the usual amount of head. The taste is very nice, and very noticable, no guessing here.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 Dark malty ale with a nice head. Hazelnut flavor clearly present. A solid brown ale that I would try.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice toasty ale, good malted flavor, definite nuttiness in there. Not really "sweet" despite the maltiness, a characteristic I liked. Had it on tap.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark dark amber thick large bubbled head sweet malty aroma. Mildly sweet nutty flavor with a bit of toasted bread pushing the hop envelope for a brown. A marvelous brown ale the best I have ever tried