John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by CupcakeNY:
3.78/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Had on tap in a pint glass. Appearance was very soft-drink like--small head, very carbonated with a lot of bubbles clinging to the inside of the glass. Small, light brown head. Color was a bit like watered-down cola.
Smell had strong notes of rum, hazelnut, toasty notes
Body was surprisingly light; no alcohol noticeable, flavor was not intense at all; slightly sweet, or the perception thereof as it was not at all bitter, and the flavors of hazelnut, rum, caramel, raisins, while all very subtle are all sweet flavors, so it increased the perception of sweetness. But honestly, the beer does not have very much flavor. What is there is interesting and complex, but I almost wanted to boil it down a bit to concentrate the flavors and thicken the body.
Finish was clean, and this is a very easy beer to drink; not filling, not harsh or cloying, but not much of anything. Balanced, but a bit too bland for my taste.
Serving type: on-tap
03-25-2011 12:35:07 | More by CupcakeNY
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1.33/5 rDev -61.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 02:43:48 | More by ashleylake
3.55/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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.
Overall, definitely fell short of my expectations. The effects are the barrel aging are ridiculously nonexistent, almost as if it accomplished nothing. Aside from that, the beer itself is sort of a let down with a much more maltier approach than I would have liked. Lackluster 5.00% abv is also a let down. Nice to have tried it, but not a beer I would want again.
Rogue John John Ale (Hazelnut Rum Barrel Aged) ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2013 04:36:55 | More by mfnmbvp
2.25/5 rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Poured from 22 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
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.
S: Sweet caramel malt, hazelnut, and a hint of spicy black pepper.
T: Opens with an almost soda-like sweetness and carbonation...a bit off-putting. Then it turns toward a more light raisiny lambic. Extremely odd.
M: Overly fizzy. Light body.
D: I don't think I've said this before, but this was one weird beer. I think the aging in the hazelnut spice rum barrels threw this one for a loop. An unfortunate disappointment from an otherwise solid brewery. DP.
Serving type: bottle
07-28-2013 04:18:15 | More by mwilbur
John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.