Gachupines (1251) - USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance with little to no head. Aroma is light, slightly nutty. Flavor is light, somewhat nutty as well. Honestly not tasting much hazelnut in this one. Light crisp carbonation is a bit much in finish, kind of distracts from taste. Overall, not bad, but I probably wouldn’t seek it out again.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from a very old bomber, but surprisngly, still with lots of carbonation. Really surprised that the hazelnut still shines. Nutty, toffee, toasty, and decent acidic bite. Slightly sweet finish. Not bad for a 5+ year old beer.
jmgreenuk (7846) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Jim goes to Malaysia tasting, Den Haag. From Beer Koning Amsterdam. Poured a murky day brown with a frothy tan head. The aroma is medicinal hop. The flavour is light sour with a light hazelnut, bubbly, medicinal palate. Moderate to light bodied with lively carbonation. Not sure if this is infected. Really can’t decide.
kermis (11266) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared thanks to jmgreenuk. Pours cloudy brown with w tan head. Aroma is infected upfront, nutty, fruits, malt, light chocolate. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (9213) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle shared @Jim is going to malaysia tasting.
Thick off white head. Very hazy amber pour. Infected. No hazlenut. Not good by Rogue standards. I love Rogue normally
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Jim leaves for Malaysia tasting @ ABCBeers. Aroma of brett, spicy, rum and sourness. Flavor is sour, some nuts. Probably not meant like this.
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma sources berries. Infection. Bad.
adamnowek (1884) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nutty smell. Tastes of hazelnut and is quite creamy in texture. Highly drinkable.
Ron (3618) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap with Kara and andy at some place that had 2 big stone cats out front. Pours dark brown with amber hue. Small foamy head leaves some lace. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut and booze. Flavor is influenced by the rum barrels.
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"first (IMHO) in the john john series that was NOT significantly better than the base beer used. i don’t know if rum just isn’t the right barrel or what, but this one actually fell short of the hazelnut brown, and at twice the price. wood, vanilla, and some hazelnut (though somehow less than is present in either the brown ale or the rum). too simple and thin bodied for a barreled beer. not bad, but DEFINITELY not worth the price. shouldn’t have bothered with this one."