flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown with ruby edges and a thick tan head. Chocolate, toffee and hazelnut aroma and flavors. All flavors get richer as it warms. Very nice balance of sweet malts and a slight hoppy finish. This is one tasty brew!
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours transparent dark brown/ruby. Large tan head lasts a while with nice lacing. Aroma is chocolate, signature Rogue hops and malt, and some alcohol presence. Flavor is same but with delicious roasted nutty flavor, but not too strong. Some might find it watery but I like it. Very smooth finish and easy to drink. Not too sweet for a brown ale -- very tasty. Nothing offensive here. I would buy again. Rogue continues to impress me.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown approaching walnut, soapy head, little aroma, not much to speak of in the mouth (some malt), but when you swallow. . .aftertaste kicks up the back of your throat and hits the roof of your mouth with a hammer. . .a Hazelnüss Sahne hammer. Apart from that, it's pretty ordinary. No astringency, no roastiness. Good, but not great.
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a brownish color with a medium sized head. Delicious flavor of hazelnet, chocolate, and coffee. A nice treat.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Summits Wayside Tavern
Poured very dark impenetrable by light...HInts of nuttiness in the nose.. Flavor was very sweet hints of coffee and candied hazlenuts...Ecellent brew
jercraigs (8825) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2009 2009-01-22. Dark brown body with a modest tan head that fades. Mild malt aroma, muted nuts and malted milk. (6+) Flavour is sweet with very light roasty touches to the malt, fruit-nut character, very light bitter accents, slightly odd aftertaste. (6+) Average plus palate. Bottle make be getting a bit past its prime, its not as good as I remember. 6/3/6/3/13-14Bottle from LCBO
Re-Rate Nov 3 2004 Nice caramel red-brown body, with a good sized beige head. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of nutty undertones. Aroma is muted somewhat. Sweetness of the malt is balance by a touch of bitterness and the nutty flavours which linger on in the aftertate. Ever so slight roast nuts. Hazelnut definitely shows up more prominently in the aftertaste. Palate is decent but thinner than seems fitting. Nice beer but not mind blowing. Thanks for the bottle Tupalev. 6/3/8/3/16 <P>Original Rating
Body is a nice dark colour, flavour is complex and nicely sweet a lingering nuttiness especially in the aftertaste. Deliciously creamy on the palate. 6/3/8/5/16
Lubiere (11394) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice brown colour with some nice malts aroma. Some nuttiness in mouth but after all the other great beers, this one doesnt come out as much (GBOA, 2003)
r464 (2091) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large bottle with the Morimoto label. Dark brown with a head that instantly vanished. Strong aroma like a brown ale, though with hints of the hazelnut. Deep bitter flavor with coffee and hazelnut hints and a sweetness to it. Should not be served too cold.
Braudog (6048) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased under the Morimoto name. Poured dark brown with a quickly disappearing toffee head. Strong candied hazelnut aroma here; the flavor is woody and sweet with a tangy bitter finish. The beer is a tad watery which detracts from the unique and yummy flavorings.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany brown color with a small but long lasting tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty, sweet but not over the top. Flavor is initially sweet and malty, followed up by hazelnut and caramel. Full bodied and very smooth. Best brown I ever had.