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, it’s pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? It’s 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 that’s about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I don’t hate it by any stretch, though.
M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, there’s 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; I’m glad I only bought a single of these and wouldn’t buy it again. Having said that, it’s a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because let’s face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, it’s that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.
aumentm (289) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Top five beers. Amazing smell and great dark look with tremendous taste. This is one of the best beers of all time.
TedBell (13) - Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice mahogany color. Nutty aroma. Big hazelnut flavor with a malty finish. One of my favorite beers.
mrbigpappa (9) - - APR 17, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz / 355 ml bottle. Served at Metro in Lahti. Strong hazelnut flavor. Nice dark beer. Rouge makes good beer. I would drink again but probably not going to be the first choice.
BagerPL (123) - - APR 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
W zapachu i smaku coś specyficznego, przypominającego ciasto drożdżowe z truskawkami, ciekawe : )
Jabah (145) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed this beer a lot. Has a medium-dark brown color. Tastes of caramel, honey, bits of malt. One of the better brown ales out there. Little bit of a kick too. As the label says...it’s "nectar".
mmahut (1363) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, u netopyra, with mom. Pours amber body with high light tan head. Aroma has a lot of caramel, malty, light honey. Taste has caramel sweetness upfront, long lasting malty sweetness, noble bitterness in the background. Body is full, medium carbonation.
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottl from Rehills, Nwcastle. A hazy red-brown coloured beer that has a thin white head. It has a very rich hazelnut and nutty flavour with chocolate notes and a malty, nutty roasted finish. Unusual and excellent!
rosenbergh (7907) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. BBE 04/2015. At the Majatalo, Tampere, Finland.
Hazy brown colour with a tiny tan head. Hazelnut, chocolate, sweetness and some maltiness in the aroma. Not bad. The flavour is hazelnut, chocolate, malt, sugary sweetness and mild bitterness. Watery. Thin for a 6.2% brew.
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NikkTwist (1877) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Very dark slightly hazy copper that starts with a light tan foam that mostly disappears. Strong solid flavors of hazelnuts and semi-sweet chocolate. Ergo Nutella. Nice dark malts. Hint of burnt peanut shells. Impressed with how clean the flavors are. No bad notes. Admittedly not overly complex but bests most other chocolate hazelnut beers I have had. Nearly a Porter, billed as a Brown Ale is being pleasantly modest. Would love to see Rogue try an Oatmeal Stout with these same flavors.
Pedrens (133) - SPAIN - APR 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 33 cl. Cokor marron oscuro con espuma beige, media formacion y persistencia. El aroma demasiado dominado por la avellana, recuerda a frangelico o licor similar de fondo buena carga de maltas, cuando oxigena recuerda a madera tb, bizcocho. En boca aceitosa cremosa, donde esta muy presente la avellana, pero tiene mas gracia hay buen equilibrio con las maltas y lúpulos. Final mas maltoso no demasiado largo. Sin ser de mi devoción las Birras con extractos, creo q esta bastante rica y muy bien hecha.