John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) - Rogue Ales

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

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Ratings: 228
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 18.55%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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.

34 IBU
77 AA
3.2º Lovibond

(Beer added by: Docer on 07-19-2009)
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3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 8/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a dark orange brown with a light head and minimal lacing. Light nutty malt aroma. Strong hazelnut and mild malt start and middle. Dry finish with a light memory of hazelnut. Not memorably different than the Hazelnut Brown. Not sure if the barrel aging changed that much; perhaps a slight bit mellower.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GameChicken
3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Copper to medium brown with little lacing on the glass...

S - Good hazelnut aroma with some aged/dried fruit...raisin..maybe a bit of cherry....

T - Somewhat disappointing. I had high hopes for this beer as I really enjoy the regular Hazelnut Brown Nectar...this seemed like a thinner version with some spice thrown in and I thought that the barrel aging mellowed the overall flavor of the beer....still fairly enjoyable and very drinkable...smooth...not boozy at all.

M - This beer was much thinner than I would have anticipated and I think that leads to some of the disappointment....

O - A decent one time buy...very drinkable and some hazelnut flavor if you like that...I do. Regardless, I had anticipated something more complex and it just didn't happen.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of maximum12
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Valley Tap House, a solid new place in the South Metro with good food & very decent taps. That qualifies for a win/win down this way. Pint quaffed while having lunch & waiting for a new windshield to be installed.

Pours a muddied reddish brown, no head at all. Smell is elusive. Sweet. Something. Huh.

John John Hazelnut is a hazelnut bomb. Like drinking hazelnut syrup with a touch of vanilla & nicks of sweet malt. Maybe. Maybe not. Thin. The base beer isn't holding up to the hazelnut, but just bows & exits stage right. Rum? Unaware of it's presence. Not too tough to get through, as there really isn't much to it.

Haven't had a Rogue brew in some time, but remember what I have had fondly enough. Not much of interest going on here. Almost painfully average.

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of CuriousMonk
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Rustico's poured into sampler glass. Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick foamy beige head. Aroma of overripe fruit, caramel malts, oak, fig, and mixed nuts. Flavor of wood, toasted caramel malts, plums, berries, figs, molasses, oak, and hazelnut. Light-medium bodied, with a dry, boozy, sweet mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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3.45/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy brown color with a thin tan colored head and some lacing down the glass.

S: A sweet nutty, toasted malt aroma with some spiced rum.

T: Hazelnut flavor up front with a toasted malt flavor and some slight coffee and spice from the rum. Lingering nutty, slight coffee and spice flavor.

M: A little thin with low carbonation.

O: A unique beer with good flavors. Light and drinkable. Not my favorite beer from Rogue, but it is a pretty good brown ale.

Photo of Lawl3ss
3.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Chilled 22 oz. bomber into a tulip pint glass. No bottling date.

Look- Opaque amber-brown with orange-gold highlights. Two finger parchment head that dissipated within a few minutes, leaving a pretty decent filmy layer that persisted until the glass was half emptied. Left a few traces of lace, but nothing to write home about.

Smell- Spicy and slightly nutty, just about what you would expect after reading the bottle. It actually makes me think of whiskey. I also get butterscotch and a touch of banana bread. Despite the strong aroma, it actually isn't that booze-y. I've had more than a few barrel-aged beers in my time, but this one's got a nose like nothing I've experienced before. Can't really say whether that's good or not at this point.

Taste- Subtle after the nose. The cask time really adds a spicy, fruity character to the ale. I get cherries, caramel, and white raisins, along with a hint of cane sugar and spice. Finishes faintly nutty and earthy, but quite mild. Aftertaste is slightly sour and spicy. Quite rum-like, actually- reminds me of the more than a few Cuba Libres I've put away in the past. It's tasty, no doubt, but not as big as I'd like. I feel that the aging added quite a bit, but took away slightly more - I couldn't even say with certainty that this is actually the same recipe they use for the hazelnut brown, as it hasn't got the malt/nutty profile I was expecting. Interesting for a brown, that's for sure.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, extremely light carbonation. Finishes a bit dry and it's a definitely on the watery side. Faint spicy warming sensation, which I wasn't really expecting at 5%. Goes down like mulled apple cider, so a bomber is more than enough.

Overall- An interesting brown ale. I feel like it's got a flavor profile more akin to a medium-dark Belgian, however. Malt is definitely not at the forefront of this offering, and the spicy/fruity/sour flavors are anything but subtle. I can't quite tell what to make of it, but I'm leaning towards "like", and I have to say I'm not generally partial to Rogue. I'd be willing to try it again, but I can't say definitively that it's worth the somewhat steep barrel-aged price.

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3/5  rDev -13%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) from Rogue Ales
79 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.