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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Brown Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Ale with natural Hazelnut flavor aged in Hazelnut Spice Rum Barrels

33 IBU, 73.6 AA, 14 Deg. Plato, 36 deg. L


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Cloudy brown, no head. Smells like hazelnut coffee with vanilla added. Which is nice. Flavor is a mix of hazelnut, coffee, vanilla, maybe some moalssess, maybe some smokey notes. Which is also nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Rogue Ales--Oregon Brewing Company--John John Ale--Ale with Natural Hazelnut Flavor Aged in Hazelnut Spice Rum Barrels--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.15% ABV. 33 IBU’s. (2.5 / 5.0) Brown Ale? Lacy rich foamy light tan lasting head. Cloudy bright rich red ruby brown shade color. Loose sediment dust. Weak hazelnut hop rum EtOH hint front. Slightly creamy mild sweet thin light chocolate nut slightly fruity doughy bland body. Mild hop Rum EtOH end. Rum seems to weaken rather than enhance flavor. Sampled 9/17/2010. 2-$9.99 Each purchased @ The Ballard Market, Seattle 9/11/2010.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is spicy, nutty, and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is toasty malt, nuts, hint of smoke, and spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11533) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bomber from South Bay Drugs. Pours ruddy copper with a foamy 3 finger beige/tan head. Aroma seems spicey. Mildly so. Light caramel notes. Medium body with frothy carbonation. The flavor is rummy. Nuttiness comes right after. Then some sharp spice - like you’d get at xmas or in a mixed drink. But the flavor keeps coming back to a greasy nuttiness that does suggest hazelnut. Yep. It does. Maybe my least favorite John John so far. Hard to beat the juniper version!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Dark brown and rusty red with a yellowish khaki head. The nose is strong toffee with some of the hazelnuts. Then there is also bread and a little bit of rum. The taste has a fair amount of the rum and a little of the spice. Then there is alcohol and toffee. This is nice and a little dry. Nicely done, but it comes across as a little more alcoholic than it is listed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Sampled in San Francisco at the Alehouse. Really disappointed in this one. Really didn’t have much flavor to it. It was smooth and crisp, just really lacking much malts or hops. Nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13458) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Draft at Birreria Paradiso. Amber color with a solid beige head and massive lacing. Aroma and taste of nutella. A bit on the sweet side, but overall very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
22 oz bottle. Clear tawny brown with a resilient beige head. Nose is toffee, hazelnut and wet wood; oddly muted for the bold components. Flabby medium body, kind of watery. Taste is brown sugar, burnt nuts, rum and lime. The barrel has sapped much of what i liked in the base brew. Sadly disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5095) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Sampled on draft this beer poured a very dark brown color with a small beige head that produced some lacing. The aroma was sweetish, woody and malty with touches of toast, nut and smoke. The flavor was dry, malty and a bit roasty with touches of bourbon, nut and cocoa. The finish was long, dry, smoky and woody. Fairly full bodied. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8238) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2010
draft. clear bronze with a creamy tan head. toffee and honey-drizzled hazelnut nose - sweetness medium to high. rum character is low, oak character is low (seems to be a theme with these JJ releases). nutty malt is mostly sweet and chewy. medium body. thin finish. not the biggest fan of the hazelnut, and this version honestly doesn’t seem that different from the untouched hazelnut nectar.


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