iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2007
This brown ale poured a dark brown with a thin head. It has a nutty smell with a smooth molasses taste. Sweet easy, good finish. bboven (103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2007
The smell is fantastic, but the sweetness of the hazlenut is a bit too strong; which I’ve found is typical with rogue. BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2008 Nice deep brown head that left sight quite quickly. Deep hazelnut smell, sweet, nutty, molasses, tootsy roll. Bold and smooth in taste. Exactly what you’d expect. Minor metallic but very unique for a brown style ale. RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2007
This was an excellent brown ale. Poured a deep brown color with a tan head. I tasted nuts, chocolate, and malts. Very nutty finish with a small alchol taste. This was easy drinking and a sweet nut brown ale. Well done. shintriad (701) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2007
Huge, rocky, somewhat quickly dissipating head, amber brown colour. Complex flavour: I detected variously Tootsie Roll, cotton candy, licorice, chocolate milt, molasses (thanks Em). Nuts! Bit of a mildly sour finish and some metallic notes, especially in the smell. Surprisingly mild for a Rogue product, but it really boosts the profile of the dreaded "Brown Ale." Very enjoyable.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2007
On draft, poured a dark red color with small head. A small taste of honey flavor along with a heavy caramal taste. I thought this was a really enjoyed and very drinkable beer. IslandHaole (1289) - Misawa, JAPAN - APR 1, 2007
A dark orange color with what started to be a massive foamy head that slowly faded to a small tan head. Sweet molasses, nutty vanilla. Reminds me of one of those "International Delight" flavored coffees. Sweet, similar to one of those unusual fillings in the Whitman or See’s candy gift boxes. Something fluffy, nougat (what is nougat anyways?) sweet but odd. Not my favorite, drop the hazelnut and kick up the ABV to 9% and I might like it much better. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Clear ruby/brown with a small tan head. The aroma is caramel, toffee and nuts. The flavor is hazel nuts, cola, toffee, pacman yeast (chalk) and light grassy hops. Medium body with soft carbonation. fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2007
Bottle. Brown color with a average fizzy fair lacing off-white to light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and hoppy, vanila, nutty. flavor is heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finsih feel is light alcoholic. :o) slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Bottle. Nose is caramel, hazelnut, chocolate, and maybe a hint of raspberry. Pours a beautiful brown-amber with a quickly settling head, but heavy and intense carbonation. Flavor is intense, dark chocolate and hazelnut. Sweet but well balanced. Palate is smooth with a nice crisp finish.