rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Deep red brown, thin creamy beige head and good condition. Low chocolate and nut aromas, decidedly hazelnutty in the mouth, like liquid nutella, with a faintly tart edge and a dry bitterness developing in the aftertaste
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown color, with a creamy white head, and a mildly nutty aroma. I thought this tasted very nice, the hazelnut flavor well balanced with the malt and hops. Smooth from front to back, definately worth a try.
pedrobeernut (13) - San Pedro, California, USA - JUN 14, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purists may be skeptical, but this is genius. Nuts are one of the few non-traditional flavors welcome in beer. No to jalapenos, no to cotton candy, yes to hazelnut. This brew is brilliant!
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good brew! Nice nutty tone with very good malts - chocolately taste compliments the nut perfectly!
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark/medium brown. Little to no head that goes quickly. Nutty, coffee aroma. Mocha, hazelnut taste. Could be a little better for me if it had a bit more alcohol and a creamier consistency. Otherwise, very well done.
hotstuff (4397) - 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 (5069) - 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 (1063) - 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.