Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had from bottle on July 24th, 2004
Labeled as the Morimoto, this Hazelnut poured dark brown with a nice sized head and a nuttly aroma. While the aroma was nothing new for a nutty beer, the taste was great with a smooth finish and a nice malty flavoring combined with the nuts and cream. There was no lacing and the head dissipated quickly. Good stuff.
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2004
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The name of this brew alone was enough to induce salivation, and once I poured it and the first hint of its aroma reached my nose, I knew I would not be let down. It poured a thick, earthy brown with a short-lived head, emitting luscious scents of hazelnut, caramel, and vanilla. The taste was a cascade of malty richness combining nuttiness, sweetness, and a buttery-smooth texture. Not much in the way of hops, but the sensational flavors left nothing to be desired. Truly an amazing beer by my standards, and definitely one of my new favorites.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear amber brown w/fine head. Nose of malt, faint hops, orange and of course huge hazelnut aromas. Hazelnut, toast, cream, very nutty lingering finish with some marshmallow. Amazingly fun beer...
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, brown almost black in color with a thin layer of a grey brown head. the expected aroma of hazelnut. flavor has more to it, stout like taste to this, and i like stouts. flavors of grape nuts and caramel.slight bitternes on the finish with a herbal touch too.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Morimoto Looks woody brown, poured with a tan head that died leaving no trace of its former self. Aroma of_SURPRISE!_hazlenut, which makes me think of capachinos, some carmelly malt, but well integrated. Drinks light, almost too much so, and comes back in the finish. Flavor has a kick(almost sour??) in the finish when the hazle comes out to play...really light bodied, but still retains some dark malt character. This one sat in my fridge for months b/c I thought it would suck. It is better than the Berghoff one Iíve tried, though. Not so overwhelmingly "flavored." I think this beers lightness is its blessing, but I canít see myself buying it again, unless things are bleak. Maybe it could be made into an ice cream topping or something...somehow, it just seems like a beer that would be better if it werenít a beer.
IndianaRed (3791) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2004 22oz Bottle labeled as Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale. Pours a dark redish carmel color with a fizzy tan head that dissapears in literally a few seconds. No lacing. Smell is a sweet dark roasted, nutty and maybe slight coffee. The nutty flavor is very pronounced, and a bit sweet. I can see whay itís called ínectarí. Dark almost burnt lingering flavor and a slow roasted finish. Plenty of carbonation. Interesting and quite bold flavor.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with a modest head and a fine chocolate and nutty aroma. Delicious malty flavor, chocolate, hazelnuts, vanilla with a buttery note, creamy and sweet. Sometimes these flavored beers can have an artificial taste to them but this one was just right-everything tasted like it belonged there. Smooth finish with just a faint bitterness.
slimweebs (162) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 This beer is like dessert in my mouth. It take me a while to drink an entire 22 of this beer, for it is very sweet, thick, and nutty. It tastes sort of buttery and caramel like to me. Sort of like a really rich dessert. I loved this beer.
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep roasted chocolate aroma but a little faint. Huge, light brown head. Dark ruby red in color. Body looks thick and oily like a barleywine. Great lace. 33 IBUs are masked by the malt. Doesnít taste like there are any hops at all. Very unique hazelnut flavor. Gets better as it warms. Drank this after a Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, so it was pretty mellow by comparison.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was the Morimoto label.A brown ale with hints of fruit inthe aroma.The taste now was different.I found it kinda woodsy like fruits and nuts.Very good brew from Rogue.I split this with other beer people and they all liked it.Very flavorful no harsh aftertaste