LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 wow. way impressed with this one. had it on tap at summits in cumming. this was so creamy and nutty. i can still remember every hint of flavor in this one. almond and honey roasted peanuts. vanilla and heavy creams are makin this shit work for me yo. perfectg brown with the creamiest tan head ever. this was really frickin amazing. two thumbs up. beerguzzler (31) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 18, 2005
pours a dark brown with slight toffee aroma. taste is of a mix of a maple chocolate merge with lots of nut flavor throughout . very malty from beginning to end on this one... another good one from rogue badgerben (5180) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Chocolate brown color with a medium head. Sweet aroma of nuts. There’s definitely a hazelnut blast in the taste. Sweet maple syrup and brown sugar round it out. Malty base; the hops never really show up. UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2006 I too was expecting some cheap coffee flavoring of hazel nut. I should of given Rogue the benefit of the doubt, for this is the real deal. Brownish red in appearance with tan head that dissipates quickly. Slight lace remains. Not much in the nose, but tons in the taste. Sweet nuttiness with a malty brown sugar evident through my entire gulp. Absolutely delicious. Imagine if you took all the subtle flavors of New Castle and exaggerated them. Best brown ale I ever have had.
Rerate: Alchohol is almost impossible to detect. Although this does taste a little sour to me this time. lowering score accordingly.
Yet another rerate: This beer keeps getting worse in my book. Artificial tootsie roll flavor..slightly sour.... Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Pours deep amber red with a cap of light tan head. Quite dark for a brown ale, but held up to the light it still has a nice sparkle. Aromas of toffee, fresh clean yeast with subtle fruitiness, some spicy notes, and maybe a hint of hazelnut. Or maybe a hint of the power of suggestion. Honestly, given the name, I was definately expecting a blast of hazelnut extract. But it’s not there, and I think I like it better that way. It doesn’t seem like a "flavored" beer. And speaking of flavors. Rich toffee flavor with some good understated hop bitterness. Initially sweet, but with a dry, clean finish that keeps it from feeling sticky in the mouth. A very smooth, well-rounded beer.
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2005
Deep brown in color with a thin white head. Subtle nutty smell with some malty and hoppy hints. Sweet rich nutty taste without much else there in regards to taste. Long lasting sweet nutty aftertaste. By far the best brown ale I’ve ever had. ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 6, 2005
draught at Flying Saucer
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Nutty!! hehe. Seriously this is a very good brew. Tons of taste. Lots of nutty flavor.
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2006 Probably the best brown ale i’ve ever had. This beer erupts with flavors of, you guessed it, hazelnuts and nectar. Slighty fruity aftertaste which is hard for me to like, but rogue pulled it off in this case. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2005
Sesame aroma. Nice amber brown, with a tan head. SUPER toffee and hazlenuts. This is awesome! My new favorite brown ale, bar none. Amazing stuff. This will get an elaborate rerate sooner or later. Aftertaste and palate are smooth, buttery and overly nutty. Good stuff! Hops do a nice balancing act. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2005
Better than average, but not spectacular. The aroma of nuts is very appearant, feels a little watery, malt is reconizable. overall. I like this, but I had better