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John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) - Rogue Ales

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

"Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar aged in Rogue's Hazelnut Spiced Rum barrels."

13 Ingredients:
Harrington, Klages, Brown, Carastan 13/17, Crystal 70/80, Crystal 135/165, Beeston Pale Chocolate & Rogue Micro Barley Farm Dare™ malts; Saaz and Rogue Micro Hopyard Revolution Hops; Hazelnut Extract, Free Range Coastal Water & Top Fermenting Pacman Yeast.

13º PLATO
34 IBU
77 AA
3.2º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Docer on 07-19-2009)
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Bfarr

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Hazy brown and thin tan head with little to no retention. Light nutty brown ale aroma with hints of spice. Spice rum and hazelnut taste with a lightly sweet, fairly clean finish. Light, thin moderate carbonation and slightly watery.

There’s more of what’s promised in this one than other John John ales I’ve tried. Light easy drinking yet solid rum flavors. Ultimately it’s a well flavored brown ale although the mouthfeel was a little of a letdown. It’s worth it if you can get it for the same price as their other beers but I certainly wouldn’t pay extra for it.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 18:05:49 | More by Bfarr
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this would have been better maybe if it was opened when it was supposed to be....It was sour (not a good sour) without any of the tastes that I was expecting... Drain Pour. I would like to have tasted this beer when it was released...I think about three years ago.

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3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
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22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Got this bomber on sale from the local Binny's earlier. This bottle is slightly different than the one pictured, with slightly different stats listed on the side. 33 IBU listed, etc. Stoked to have landed this bottle, either way, since I enjoyed the Rogue John John Dead Guy Ale quite a lot. I've never had either the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar or Rogue Hazelnut Spiced Rum

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours just over two fingers of creamy tan head on top of a dark ruby colored body. Head settles down to a ring of foam quickly and some suds.

S - Nose is quite tame. The yeast is what jumped out at me initially. Slight hint of funk. Possibly oxidized? Lots of bready malt presence, and any actual hazelnut is hard to conjure, but it is in there. Bananas and cream. Hazelnut smells begin to become more pronounced as the beer warms.

T - Taste follows the nose, only backwards. Creamy banana, malt roast, and a disappointingly subdued hazelnut character. The effects of the rum barrel aging are pretty nonexistent.

M - Mouthfeel is ideal. Smooth, creamy, wet, nice medium body, and good carbonation. A bit of nuttiness lingering on the palate.

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A: Bottle opened with a loud "pbssst!"...hinting at things to come. Pours a murky brown with overly massive 5+ inch light tan head (over half the glass) even with a careful pour. Decent retention.
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John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) from Rogue Ales
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