bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle. The best brown ale I have tasted in my brief career. Hands down more body, flavor, taste and aroma than other browns. Very sweet, very nutty, very malty. Delicious - a must try! BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2006
I really enjoyed this beer. On the pour, creamy with a small head. Very dark and translucent. Aroma of carmel, coffee, nutty, and toffee. Initial tastes are slightly sweet, a complex mix of carmel, toffee, little bit of chocolate, maybe some fruit in there. Slightly bitter on the palate, but very refreshing. The flavor is incredibly balanced, and delicate. I dont agree with the posts that say this beer is overpowering or unbalanced, because its not. This may be a drink that you’re average beer drinker wouldnt like, but I think its great, and well deserving of the 95% it received. Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2006
It was dark brown and cloudy with a quickly disappearing head. The malt flavor seemed stronger than a classic brown and the hops were about what I expected in brown. The overall effect was unbalanced, perhaps influenced by the uncompensated nut sweetness morrdt (715) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2006
22 oz. bottle from THE beer store in Jacksonville: Total Wine. Pours a nice dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet, with a hint of hops. Flavor is KICK ASS. Nice taste of chocolate and hazelnut. Finish is nice. Without a doubt, THE best brown ale out there. They should put this in a six pack. asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head on top. Aroma is malts, hazelnut, brown sugar, and hints of hops. Flavor is nutty, hazelnuts, cappucino, sweet malts, and hints of hops to bitter out just a bit. Definitely enjoy the twist with the hazelnut in there. Defniitely gives the beer great taste. By far the best brown ale out there in my opinion.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Brew-Ha-Ha 2006 from a bottle. I like brown ales and I like Hazelnut, so this was a nice tasting beer for me. I’m surprised I’d never tried this one before now. malty rich flavor with chocolate and hazelnut. nicely done. emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Poured a dark brown with a pronounced reddish hue. The head was tan and short lived and left no lacing. The aroma was fantastic, notes of floral hops and complex malt. Tasted lightly of hazelnut, light hops, and sweet malts. As close to a perfect balance as one can get. The palate was a tad thin, but nothing major. The finish was perfect too, a fantastic balance of finishing hops and malts. A fantastic beer. RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2006
Pours a nice dark, and mostly clear brown, with a large tan head, leaving a good lacing as it fades. Aroma is hazelnutty, of course, with some other cappucino-esque scents coming through. Taste becomes more malty, and the feel is a lot creamier than I would expect with any brown ale. A subtle sweetness coats the mouth as well, providing some caramel and toffee flavors. With all the differen malts going into this beer, the variety of malty tastes is not surprising, but it’s still impressive. The hazelnut flavors became apparanty as soon as I swallowed, making for a real nice dessert-like finish. No real hops noticed, any bitterness seemed only to accentuate the malts. This beer is much better than I remember from my beer-tasting infancy. Kudos to Rogue for doing something real nice and smooth, and keeping the IBUs away from where they don’t belong! frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2006
Reddish brown in colour. Maple syrup /brown sugar aroma. Sweet flavour with notes of brown sugar , vanilla, and a mild bitter finish. realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 12, 2006
On tap poured brown in color with a huge tan head with great lacing on the glass. The aroma had some chocolate and roast dominated by sweet hazelnut. The taste was mainly nutty with some small caramel tones and no noticeable hops. Overall a good tasting beer that is smooth and surprisingly not overpowering.