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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Four different malted barleys combine to create a distinctive, full-bodied beer with a roasted nuttiness, uniquely enhanced by a hint of hazelnuts. Smooth and creamy with the nose of the Willamette hop, this porter is a beer style unto itself.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PartyFowle (456) - - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark, deep brown, lights behind reveal some nice hues. Thin light tan head doesn’t last long at all. Hazelnuts in the nose, and not much else. Maybe some toasted sourdough. Very sweet, very nutty. Sugary hazelnut syrup. There’s more "beer" in the flavor, a bit of toasty bitterness, lots of sweet hazelnut and a lingering burnt character. Soft medium body, lots of fizz. A little artificial-tasting, but I don’t hate it. Enough roasty bitterness to balance out the sweet stuff.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a clear very deep red/brown with a large foamy off-white head. Aromas of roasted malt, light coffee and hazelnuts. Tastes of slightly roasty but sweet and nutty malt and a hint of hops-- a bit watery. Light to medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tfontana (78) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle from Epsom Circle Market. Aroma is interesting roasted hazelnut with hints of chocolate, a little bit like cigarette ash. Appearance is nice deep clear reddish brown with minimal creamy off-white head with good retention and moderate lacing. Taste is as aroma--rich hazelnuts with hints of chocolate and smokiness, well balanced bitter and sweet. Palate is medium bodied, moderately thick and creamy, with a tad too much carbonation that bites the front of the tongue. Pleasant moderately long smokey bitter finish. Overall, this gets high marks on every front--a real diamond in the rough! Got as part of a mixed cast-off 6 pack but will definitely keep an eye out for this one.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
katrinaez (416) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Decent enough. Smells Amazing but the taste isn?t quite as good as the smell. The hazelnut is good and sweet but there?s a slight aftertaste. I liked it and would have again. But the smell made me think more was in store. Bottle

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Satyroneto (200) - BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2015
Marrom escura, quase negra; espuma bege de média/alta formação e baixa persistência sem lacing. Aroma de torrado de café e leves toques de baunilha, chocolate e nozes; com o aumento da temperatura, intenso aroma licoroso de frangélico. Sabor de café com final licoroso de frangélico e leve amargor; retrogosto de levíssima adstringência e licor de nozes. Corpo aveludado e final sedoso com baixa carbonatação.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
dark brown to black Nose is nice. aroma is certainly hazelnut heavy. taste is roasted old chocolate, some rye, kind of stale tasting but hazelnut does come through.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (213) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Altro birrificio del Maine, da Bangor, città che indirettamente conosco. In realtà i proprietari sono gli stessi della Shipyard. Si tratta di una porter aromatizzata, dal tipico colore marrone scuro e schiuma beige. Già al naso l’aroma di nocciole è distinto, con malto e leggero caramello. L’assaggio è netto: cioccolato, malto tostato, sono superati da un netto prevalere della nocciola. E’ invadente forse, ma non stucchevole. Leggera e poco carbonata, resta una birra da bere una volta e via, visto il suo sapore così spiccatamente nocciolato.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (2767) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
12 oz bottle served in a goblet. Pours a very dark brown; dark enough to be nearly opaque in the glass. Medium size tan head is creamy and has decent retention. Aroma: plenty of hazelnut and generic roasted nut notes with some dark bread and sweet caramel. The taste: Dark malts are more apparent and theres a nice bit of spicy hops. Plenty of hazelnut here too, but not overdone. Transforms from sweet upon hitting the tongue to moderately bitter in the aftertaste. M: Near creamy smooth; medium-full body; medium carbonation. O: While it is not up to the Rogue Hazelnut overall, it is a fine brew; one of the best I’ve had from this brewery. The aroma is exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (154) - Lecce, ITALY - DEC 9, 2014
Bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro con una schiuma color cappuccino mediamente persistente. Aromi di malto tostato, nocciole e cioccolato. Al palato è molto beverina e il malto la fa da padrone, sul finale si sentono le nocciole. Corpo medio con una carbonazione bassa. Una bella porter

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gopherfan99 (804) - CROATIA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle (trade with non Rate Beer member); pours dark brown with thin khaki head; aroma of chocolate, roasted hazelnuts, and a hint of vanilla; taste is sweet with the roasted nuts and chocolate with hints of toffee and vanilla; light sweet and dry finish; nice porter


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