ThisWangsChung (638) - 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.
conway (900) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nutty chocolately aroma and taste. Slightly earthy too. Medium creamy palate. Pretty tasty.
beertholomeus (363) - California, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper brown color with an off white head. Caramel, chocolate, malt and hazelnut aroma. Chocolate, caramel, pale and roasted malt, hazelnut, toffee and some raisin flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth but not quite creamy mouth feel. Hazelnut and caramel finish.
naivepegasus (324) - USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slighty reddish brown with about a finger of light tan head. Some brown sugar and dark fruit in the nose. Very rich, velvety chocolate with hazelnut notes that fades into a slight burnt toast aftertaste. Very sweet, pretty delicious.
GoufCustom (395) - HONG KONG - NOV 30, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place, Mong Kok.
Translucent ruby brown colour; Very thin head and off-white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Small sticky lacing and notable slight carbonation; Aroma of chocolate, hazelnut, light roasted malt, nuts, molasses, light dark fruit and light cream; Mid to light sweet taste of light roasted malt, with light chocolate, cream, nuts, shades of dark fruits, light lemon and grass; Light body, watery palate; Taste profile is dominated by nutty, light roasted malt surrounded by light milk chocolate and hazelnuts. Some dark fruit taste shows up briefly, but otherwise pretty empty; Hoppiness is almost zero hop nose, adequate lime and grassy taste. Notable but fairly low bitterness for semi-finish; Wet after taste; Quite nutty and very easy to mouth.
Comments: This one is only half successful: it has the advertised hazelnut smell and taste, and a pretty nutty character. As a Brown Ale, though, itís too watery, roasted malt is thin, too little cream and chocolate, and Perle / Sterling hoppiness is nowhere to be found. Feel like drinking a void. An ambitious Brown ended up with empty promises. Not again!
Beerandhockey8 (154) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From 22oz. bottle to shaker. Pour is a very deep copper, barely transcluscent. Very thick and creamy khaki head. Nose is odd, definite roasted malt, caramel, slight chocolate, nut aroma as well. The taste is great, medium bodied, very slight hop bitterness for balance but overall sweet. Very creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation with an awesome malty smooth finish. Great beer, definitely will grab this from my warehouse again.
angel77 (32) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 65 cl. En el lupulo. Color ambar cobrizo casi a marrůn. Cuerpo medio con espuma blanca no muy persistente. Aroma a frutos secos (avellana y algo amargo nuez verde). Sabor efectivamente como reza en la etiqueta a avellana seguido de malta algo dulce poco Amargor final. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada (como toda la gana Rogue que he tomado hasta el momento) para empezar la velada sin mŠs.
rxndygordon (19) - Panama, PANAMA - NOV 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cerveza facil de tomar pero con aroma fuerte a nuez cafe y caramelo. Aroma muy pronunciado y apariencia opaca.
mxnuel16 (17) - PANAMA - NOV 27, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma a nuez, sabor a cafe, color oscuro caoba, cerveza que se deja tomar no muy espumosa.
aleksander9 (180) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Nice deep brown with small yellow head. Aroma is nutella, roasted malt and some caramel. round and smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is hazelnuts, oak and hop bitterness. Overall: Very Nice. The hazelnuts Smells and tastes wonderfull.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown no head or lacing. Nose is caramel, notes of caramel, some dark fruit, nutty. Tastes is medium sweet and light bitter. Full body and lively carbonation.