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John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) - Rogue Ales

John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged)John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged)

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 18.5%


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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kflorence

California

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a dark brown in color with hints of cherry and a golden sheen towards the edges of the glass. An ample, half inch of creamy off-white head sits atop that dissipates to a thin layer of cream. Carbonation looks ample with sparkling water qualities .

S: Aroma is similar to the Hazelnut Brown Nectar with lots of sweet, caramelized malts, brown sugar and hazelnut with the addition of oak and spice from the rum barrels. The aroma is much more subtle, however, than the non-aged version.

T: Sweet caramelized malts shine up front with lots of oak, spice, coconut, hazelnuts and a bit of molasses. The flavors are definitely more subtle than the original; the aging seems to have tamed this brew quite a bit as it's not as sweet or flavorful as it's original counterpart, but does posses a lot of oak and rum on the palate. Finishes very dry and crisp with a little sour apple bitterness and a lingering hazelnut and rum on the tongue.

M: Medium bodied with ample carbonation and small, numerous bubbles that give the beer a more creamy, active but smooth mouthfeel much like a tamed sparkling water. I've never been a big fan of the mineral water mouthfeel in a brew, but it's pretty subtle here. A bit thin in substance, this one comes off a little watered down. The finish is a bit on the dry side for me, but remains quite drinkable and light on the stomach.

O: A bit disappointed in this one from Rogue as I'm a huge fan of the original. The additional flavors and aromas imparted from aging in the rum barrels seemed to steal away the bold, sweet, hazelnut flavor that was so prominent in the original. Everything felt a lot more subtle, which some may appreciate, especially fans of rum. I wouldn't stray away from this one, but I wouldn't seek it out either. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 21:33:59 | More by kflorence
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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.

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John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) from Rogue Ales
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