ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 2/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade featuring a good texture, but not much retention.
S: Strongly nutty - not just in terms of hazelnut, but other variants like almonds, walnuts, and pecans come through. Aromatically, itís pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? Itís extremely inviting and enjoyable.
T: Much sweeter than the aroma, and veering dangerously to artificial in terms of how it comes off. The flavor profile is hazelnut...and thatís about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I donít hate it by any stretch, though.
M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, thereís a lot of coarse finishing astringency that comes off slightly clashing with the sweetness and limp body. Hell, it even manages to be both watery AND sugary in its finish. Only thing it does right here is ease of drinkability.
O: Not particularly likable aside from the aroma; Iím glad I only bought a single of these and wouldnít buy it again. Having said that, itís a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because letís face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, itís that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.
Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
nuts, coffee, roasty, chocolate, grass, licorice, soy sauce, very acidic in character.
Ruby colour, medium very creamy beige head, lacing.
medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, salty, hm, feels thin to me.
light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, abrupt and slightly sweet finish.
Nah, not my cup of tea.
ttoadee (971) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium brown pour, quick tan head. Nose is hazelnut. Bittersweet. Middle is hazelnut redux, caramel, medium roasted malt. Finish is biscuit malt and slightly dry. Nice beer.
MMR (534) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice Brown Ale with precisely what it says; a hazelnut aroma. Very nice and slightly hoppy.
nazbion (109) - TŁbingen, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark red/brown with short lived beige head. Really nice aroma of whole grain bread and nuts. Taste is bready, a bit sweet and light bitter. Easy drinking, smooth palate. Very well made beer.
arnoudaantjes (12) - - JUL 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good colour. Not a very pronouced smell. Taste is great, not too heavy, its refreshing and nutty.
ScottWallace82 (87) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into a glass. Pours a light brown with a nice tan head. Hazelnut and caramel malt on the nose. An excellent beer. Roasted hazelnut does not take away from the damn fine brown itís built on.
Douberd (3190) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Rogue HazelNut Brown Nectar) Bottle 3355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.2%
Brown coloured body with a small tan head on top, with low retention.
Aroma of nuts, hazelnut, pistachio, light caramel. Seems strange at first but it turns to be very appealing.
Taste also of hazelnuts, pistachio, chocolate, same again - weird at first but easy to drink.
Medium thin body, carbonation on the low side.
Not bad at all.
Ctplt777 (324) - - JUL 18, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First off I need to say the color of this beer is absolutely gorgeous. Iíve had some truly remarkable looking beers and this is now one of them. Aroma is nice and sweet. You really get the hazelnut, like it just pops out at you. Very authentic as well not some weird adjunct smell. Taste is so smooth and delicious. Like this is the definition of a delicious beer. Itís nutty, and sweet with a unmistakeable hazelnut taste. Absolutely delicious. Iím kind of fan boying the shit out of this right now. I actually donít drink a lot of Rogue beers, I think theyíre a bit over priced but this is absolutely worth the price. I could crush a ton of these itís that good.
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle @Beerfox, Riga. Clear copper color. Small size, bubbly white head, stays. Very malty, sweet, hazelnuts, cookies, biscuits in aroma. Biscuits, cookies, sweet, hazelnuts, roast in taste. Sweet hazelnut brownies in aftertaste. Medium carbonation. Exciting and fantastic at first, but end is kind of too sweet and becomes a struggle.
artiredbirds (108) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Первый для меня орех, очень мягкий, при этом с большой карбони& недоста& горечи и крепост&