LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2006
Sampled at an American Beer Tasting Event but unfortunately I forgot my notes. The added hazelnut oil is clear in both aroma and flavour - in a good way. However, not too interesting... AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2006
650ml - Brown liguid with cream clored head, nutty and woody nose. Pronounced hazelnut and chocolate on palate fading to a creamy finish. Funky but good. RockYerFaceOff (32) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Honestly, I’m not a fan of browns. It’s just a really boring style to me. This beer, however... this beer, is not boring. Pours a ruby/brown body with a tan head. Nose is sweet and mellow. Great fragrance. Flavor is sweet. Chocolates, hazelnuts... Nutella? Very Earthy at the same time. Finishes dry. The bitterness is negligible. Very agreeable. The flavor suffers a bit in that it isn’t as complex as it could or maybe should be. It tastes clean, almost sterilized. Will I buy this again? Oh yeah. Tasty treat. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Bomber. Astonishingly good for a brown. Pours deep mahogany with a SuperFund-size billowing tan head. Sweet, chocolatey, lightly filbert-y (the northwest name for "hazelnuts") nose. Fairly light body, medium carb. Sweet, gentle, almost neutral attack that gives way quickly to sweet malts on the mid palate. This is really, really flavorful for a brown, but no matter how many dull browns you’ve had, it still tastes like one. Oddly enough. Clean, neutral finish. Good stuff. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2006
Bottle: Roasted hazelnut aroma with moderate vanilla, chocoalte, and caramel. Pours a transparent reddish-brown with a small beige head. Flavor starts with roasty hazelnut and moderate vanilla. Hints of chocolate and caramel in the background. Finishes with a real light grassy bitterness. Definitely one of the better brown ales out there.
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2006
I just moved into Portland so I’m having my fair mix of Rogue brews. The only other Rogue I have had before moving was their Dead Guy Ale... I am thoroughly impressed with both of them. This beer had a dark amber/brown color, slightly transparent. The guy right next to me was smoking at the bar I couldn’t get a good sniff because my nose was all crazy. Head was a little thin but a bright contrast white compared to the beer. Taste of course had hazelnut but there was another sweetness in there, almost like cramel or toffee. Very sweet! Extremely smooth and nothing but joy as I drank the beer. cbrixius (136) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2006
As my wife stated the rating before, this poured a brown-amber color and it had a pretty minimal off-white head that dissipated pretty quickly. The flavor was pretty smooth, slightly sweet, with a hazelnut aftertaste. Medium character, not too complex. jonnabrix (137) - Newberrytown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2006
With a nice hazelnut aroma, this poured a brown-amber color and had minimal white head. The flavor was sweet, nutty and malty. Smooth, slightly carbonated palate, and nicely balanced all around. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable on a fall evening. prone2xs (2) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2006 does not count
Good but I didn’t like it as well as the Lost Coast Downtown Brown. It had a stronger after taste. jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Bomber courtesy of ford9719. Pours brown, with an amber tint, with a finger of tan head. Chocolate, nutty notes. Smooth with chocolate accents. Malts are wells balanced. Very clean brown, a fine beer.