jnkor (328) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance is a dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma is immediately smoked malt, with a finish that implies nitro. Taste is again malty, but bitter and smoked. Borders stale but not completely. Palate is frothy and full.
ryanfolty (2139) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 30, 2015 - on tap at Orlando brewpub. Brown pour with some head and lacing. Aroma was hazelnut, roasted malt and coffee. Taste was consistent with the aroma, but light on the hazelnut and had a mildly bitter finish.
GIJOE (974) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black with a ruby red glow. Thin off-white head gone pretty quickly. Nose is all hazelnut extract on malt. Almost not sure that’s not an imitation flavor. Taste is fairly sweet and simple. Not a complex brew. Quite drinkable, but not a favorite.
PartyFowle (705) - - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
BunchABeer (30) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
tfontana (211) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 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 1-2 finger width 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.
katrinaez (692) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
Satyroneto (232) - BRAZIL - MAR 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
lello4ever (294) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
chinchill (3221) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.