“A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish.” 6.2% ABV
Purchased from Mar-Val in Prather, California.
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a nonic imperial pint glass. The color is an amber/iced tea color, with a thin bubbly head that dissipates quickly. Medium light carbonation is visible, and minimal lacing is left on the glass.
Rich, sweet nuttiness, toffee/brown sugar, and chocolate are all prevalent.
Thin bodied mouthfeel, with noticeable (but not overly so) carbonation going down. Initial flavor is a quick burst of sweet malts/molasses, followed by the hazelnut extract. This leads to a slightly nutty aftertaste that has a chocolate undertone, as well as some lingering syrupy sweetness.
This beer was pretty enjoyable to drink. I had no trouble finishing the bottle myself. It has a pleasant aroma, and the flavor profile matches. There are three flavor bursts on the palate; one as it is in the mouth, one as it goes down, and one as an aftertaste. All offer different flavors, and I really enjoy a beer that presents an evolving experience while you drink it. 8.5/10.
Rogue Ales – Newport, Oregon