legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2001
I am sorry but the hazlenut doesn’t work. I realize that this beers has it’s fans, but, BLAH! hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 24, 2001
This was my most anticipated purchase since I joined the site, what with all the raves, and maybe the expectation hurt some, but guys, come on! It’s like over sweetened hazelnut coffee. It’s really hard to tell that this is a beer at all. I’m going to make bread with the rest of the bottle, and it should be all right for that. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2001
Very delicious ale. The hint of chocolate compliments the hazelnut flavor. Well balanced with no aftertaste. johnson2020 (79) - Canton, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2001
Perhaps my favorite beer. Nice balance between the malt and hops. The last sip is as good as the first(perhaps better as it warms a bit).Do yourself a favor and give it a try. K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2001
Wow. Firesides, friends, and memories. A wonderfully warm and rich sweetness, without being cloying. Fabulous.
Kaya161 (1139) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2001
This beer is phenomenal The colour is perfect, darker than Newcastle, but not as dark as some American brown ales. Awseome flavour with overtones of hazelnut and a hint of chocolate. I am convinced that Rogue is one of the best breweries in the U.S. pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2001
Excellent aroma great nutty flavor great aftertaste. MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2001
No idea how to describe this. The hazelnut is surprisingly strong. Also quite a bit of sweetness to this one. A very intriguing, unique ale. muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2001
Best thing about this: the head, beautiful in color and dissipates very slowly for the style. Indicates higher-than-usual carb, which turns out to be right. For me, the above-average carbonation & hoppiness detract a bit, but the flavor is exceptionally complex, and I have to say the nose is one of the best, malty as all get out. Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 18, 2001
Wow. What a brown. Great hazelnut/chocolate/coffee flavors. Just wonderful. John Maier has outdone himself with this one.