bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 24, 2006
WOW soild beer. Poured a nice brown color with small head and not much lacing. Aroma was of strong strong hazelnuts, with some chocolate. Flavor was of hazelnuts nice malty base to it. By far the best nutty beer i have had.
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Not as good as I had hoped this beer would be. I have waited a long time to drink this, and had really high expectations. I wanted to like this beer--because I’m a big fan of Rogue--but I just couldn’t do it. The pour is brown with a good head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of weak malt and that’s about it--just not much to speak of really. The taste is the same, just underwhelming me with blandness. Mouthfeel is alright, but I just kept wanting more. "
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2006
Tried this while visiting Grand Rapids MI. Pours a beautiful brown with a rich, nutty bouquet. Nicely hopped with malty burnt chocolate hazelnut flavours... Sort of like Nutella! Loved it. (650ml bottle) STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2007 Nice coffee hue- tan head that dissipates fast- heavy malt, hazelnuts, chocolate nose- flavors toffee, caramel, maple, grains, sweet and silky- medium/heavy smooth body- aftertaste is short, toffee with slight bitterness beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2006
(04.30.06) One pint, 6 oz brown bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. 14P. 33 IBU. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Soft carbonation. Caramel aroma. Medium bodied brown ale that starts with light malt sweetness. Burnt caramel and biscuit flavors from toasted malt. Finished with light malt fade and light bitterness. Smooth. Though no hazelnut aroma or flavor was detected, this is an excellent brown ale.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2006
22oz bottle: Pours a black/dark brown. Nearly no head, tan. Chocolate, nutty aroma, slight coffee. Taste of chocolate, nuts, coffee. Coffee afertaste. Kind of watery. Reminds me of a porter. gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2006
From bomber. Poured a murky brown with dissipating tan head. Nose is sweet nuts. Flavor is more sweet, roasted nuttiness. Palate is a little thin. One of the better browns I’ve had, but still not that exciting. kepano (281) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Rogue is an interesting brewery, one that from my standpoint has always lurked in the shadow of brewers like Stone. For the first time, myself and my drinking partner GarrettB decided to tackle this uncharted territory, starting with the Brown Ale. The pour produced a dusty cola brown body that foams up and quickly reduces to a simple beige cap. Wonderful scents of my childhood are subtly laced together, sweet aromas of Nutella and nougat de Montélimar meld into a caramel cappuccino explosion. The combination is truly enticing and nostalgic to my nose. The flavor, however, is a bit disappointing: the caustic sensation of burnt toast dominates initially and merges with thin notes of caramel, honey, coffee and implied chocolate. The rich fragrances resign to a lucid, two-dimensional palate that lacks the depth it requires to support such substantial flavors. With an unimpressive watery and slightly bitter aftertaste, this brew seems to progresses to an increasingly unfinished state. Not far from a winner, but this Brown Ale requires just a bit more work for my taste. jcwattsrugger (12524) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 on tap-pours a rich tan head with dark brown color. Aroma is malt, roasty. Taste follows, nutty, sweet. 3.0
Rerate120218-thanks Ben Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
Bottle shared with Mette, Henniing ad Karen in the garden, as a before-dimmer-beer. A big tastel of Hazenut. Lovely malty smell. Almost no hop smell and taste. Very nice pleasant beer.