Enniskillen (2045) - Salinas, California, USA - FEB 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2004 Re-Rate-
Aroma is caramel, hazelnut, malt. Hazelnut taste is still great, but the flavors seem more bland then
they used too. Still very nice, just not 4.6 nice. Lots of caramel and butterscotch flavors, this is
a great brown, and is to be slowly drank and warmed.
Wow, very sweet. Right now I am in heaven, this is one f’n awesome beer. Way to go Rogue! This is probably the best beer I have had thus far. Slight coffee aroma, chocolate, hazelnut (well obviouslly). This is a beer to drink slow and enjoy!
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very smooth beer that tasted a lot like cider to me. Possibly a little too sweet for an ale, but good regardless.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had the Morimoto Hazelnut, which is basically the same as this. Deep chestnut brown, with a hint of red if held in direct light. Wonderful aromatic sweet smell of roasted hazelnuts. Medium bodied, and very drinkable; quite possibly my favorite Rogue. Good for dessert :)
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 From a Moromoto bottle. Clear dark ruby/amber with a medium diminishing beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hazelnut (big surprise), coffee, and toasted bread. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Mostly sweet flavor of hazelnut, coffee, vanilla, chocolate and roast. Finishes slightly bittersweet with a pleasant nutty aftertaste. Very nice, very drinkable.
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice creamy, nutty flavor with hints of coffee, caramel and hops. This one was a real treat that I want more of.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - FEB 7, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2007 Really good. Great ale taste- not too strong- with a nice hazelnut finish. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Morimoto HazelNut Ale. Pours a deep walnut/reddish brown/dark amber as the glass empties; there is an ample head that is nice and creamy. Aroma is definitely as subtle as you might expect from an actual hazelnut, coffee, slight alcohol presence in nose seems appropriate for a brown ale. Taste is mildly roasty malt, coffee for sure...hazelnut coffee. Some ripe fruit in the taste, but that's also very subtle. Do I taste raw cookie dough and Bailey's? This beer may be more complex than I can handle rating. Wonderful!! The finish is dry with only a slight back-of-the-tongue bitter. Actually, the finish reminds me of room temperature coffee, too. Great beer. So much better than other brown ales I've had like Moose Drool and Newcastle (opposite ends of the brown ale spectrum). The body is insanely creamy in the beginning, but as it warms it becomes slightly more watery or thinner feeling, but the increased alcohol presence is great. Excellent beer!
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled as Morimoto HazelNut Ale. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is malty and caramel. Little nut aroma. Flavor is verysweet malt. Coffee, caramel and a little fruit. Balanced not by bitter hops, but by an extreme dry nut finish and aftertaste. Alcohol is not noticeable. Good carbonation. Nice body. Very drinkable. Maybe better without the nut, but very good.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really good brew. Tastes like coffee. If you like Hazelnut coffee, you would like this. Really enjoyable. Malty, and roasty. Some caramel notes to it. Very drinakable. A gooddessert beer. A good session beer.. Had it on tap at Andy's Corner bar in bogota, nj.
hershiser2 (1867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paid $3.99 for a 650ml bottle.
Slightly hazy dark brown... small, but frothy head.
Sweet hazelnut scent... smells like a hazelnut coffee candle. Very nice!!
A very nice hazelnut flavor as well. Slightly coffee, slightly caramel, lots of hazelnut, especially in the aftertaste. This one's tasty.
Very drinkable, but might get to be too much to be a session beer. However, if you have one of these a night as a starter, you're in a good spot!