John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) | Rogue Ales

John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged)John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged)
234 Ratings
John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged)John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged)

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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

Added by Docer on 07-19-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Looks to be a deep brown, clear with amber tint. Head is minimal with a mild lace ring creamy and opaque in color.

S - Strong vanilla, mild nut, and Hazelnut. Caramel malts as well.

T - Sweet, subtle and balanced. Not sure why the low rating or even lower ABV (can rum barrel aging do that?) Light nut taste, balanced vanilla sweetness and some brown malt/hops in the finish.

M - My only complaint is more body. Session able ABV and barrel aged make for a light beer. Kind of chewy though.

Overall far from terrible and quite good. My second pour lead to more head so it's plenty carbonated for being old (got from the House of 1,000 beers for 5 bucks)

Worth trying if you love the regular version.

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
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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3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
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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3/5  rDev -13.5%
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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John John Hazelnut (Rum Barrel Aged) from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 234 ratings
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