Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a partially hazy brown/coppery color and doesn't appear to have a whole ton of bubbly carbonation rising to the top. The head is somewhat disappointing though, as it is rather shallow to begin with and the tan colored foam disappears rather quickly into a skirmish of bubbly patchwork. The lacing is also not as good as I thought it would be, as some patchy clumps of head do cling to the side of my pint glass but slide right back into the brew.
S- The aromas are quite nice, there being a noticeable rich malty scent with sweet cooked brown sugar mixed into the background. The hazelnut is there too, but it isn't the overpowering aroma that I thought there might be....just subtle essence! I also notice a slightly yeasty aroma the really helps smooth out any bitter notes that there are on the finish.
T- The flavors follow the aroma closely and very well! Again, rich caramel sweet malt is the dominant flavor with a hint of milk chocolate and toasted brown sugar. There is an Earthy nuttiness that compliments the sweetness overall on the palate and helps to add a mellow dryness to the beer. The finish is a blend of lingering hazelnut and bitter hops. Very nice indeed!
M- This has a very smooth character, with very creamy carbonation hitting the palate. This is a medium-full bodied beer and is probably one of the most well rounded beers a person will come across I believe! This really is a brown nectar and is like velvet desert on the palate!
D- Outside of the initial appearance, this beer has it all! It is full flavored and very well balanced with the hazelnut flavor at just the right amount, the alcohol is essentially non-existent, and is so sleek on the palate. I will most definitely purchase this again and highly recommend this beer! Rouge has put their spin on the brown ale style and more than hit a home run with this!
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jbrana (332) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong flavors of artificial hazelcut, but very watery, and overly nutty. Not something I’d buy again.
Garrold (581) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, dark ruby red. Halo of off white head. Looks the bee’s. Fruity, nutty, gianduja aroma. For me though, the taste is too overpoweringly sweet. It verges on artificial. Quite unpleasant, by the end of the glass.
GreatDane1632 (130) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 28 May 2011.
Mark_Eck (178) - - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown. Strong smell of hazelnuts with some brown sugar. Taste follows the nose.
Habanero (2007) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep brown body with an average, lacing beige head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with a bitter touch. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice brown indeed.
DearBeer2013 (15) - - FEB 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant taste and smell of nuts. Reminds me of a light belgian. I guess thats why its a brown ale.
Sebilinz (324) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark Brown Body with tan fast disappearing head. Aroma is nutty, malty. Taste is also hazelnuts malts with moderate sweetness. Aftertaste is moderate bitter also with hazelnuts and malts.
Very nice one.
jstonerock24 (80) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep brown. Aroma is nutty, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is dry with a nice nut backbone with little hazelnut character. Finishes with a sweet caramel finish.
jbuzz (741) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of hazelnuts and syrup. Nice full body and dark color. Good but not great.
IloveIPAs81 (2) - - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pours dark brown with little head, very nice flavour with hints of coffee and hazelnuts, quite smooth and easy drinking, I little to carbonated for me but overall very good I’d have it again and again :)