beerlord (217) - tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark ale with a thick tan head, Malty aroma with some bittersweet chocolate mixed in. Nutty, bittersweet chocolate flavor and a touch of rum balanced by some hop bitterness, medium mouth feel. You seem to either really like this brew a lot or not at all, happen to like it a lot, perfect company to a fine hand made cigar.
BuffaloBrewed (42) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Alternative Brews. Light brown color with a small tan head. The aroma and taste remind me of nutella spread. The body is a little thin and very carbonated. Not too bad but nothing to go out of your way for.
bellbell (4) - USA - MAR 7, 2007 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at Amherst Pizza/Ale house. Tastes like someone dumped a bottle of hazelnut extract into the glass. Absolutely overwhelming nutty, hard to finish. At least there are no other vile overtones present.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a clear brown color with a thin offwhite head. Very strong and disgusting aroma of nutella. The flavor has the same nutella thing going on with some malt. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Yuck.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2007 I will admit that the hazelnut is huge and over the top. It tastes good, but the obvious use of the hazelnut to hide everything else is detracting.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2004
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear brown w/ light tan foam. Aroma of hazelnut extract & not much else. Medium, syrupy feel. Artificial, sweet & cloying hazelnut flavour.
zach8270 (3858) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [draft - 2004 Autumn Festival of Ales - Honeoye Falls, NY] Clear brown color with a thin tan head. Intense and rich aroma of hazelnuts and coffee. Very thin flavor however. Very watery and with a hint of the big hazelnut aroma. A little too sweet. I loved the way it smelled, but it wasn’t balanced properly.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Buffalo Brewfest 04. A great looking and smelling beer, but downhill from there. Huge hazelnut aroma, and I even got some cream soda out of it as well. Nice murky brown appearance. Syrupy like nut taste though - I often complain nut browns have little nutty taste but this is at the other end - overwhelming and unbalanced. Pretty interesting though!
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Huge nut aroma. Like they dumped a bottle of Hazelnut syrup in the vat. Thin bodied, somewhat astringent. Nut flavor tends to overwhelm.
DYCSoccer17 (3490) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2004 Had this beer at Shea’s. The aroma was of great hazelnut and chocolate. Pour was dark brown with tan head. I dont know, this beer was just awesome. Great sweet taste throughout which tasted like a chocolate milkshake. The best beer at this place. My initial rating was from 10/30/03. I was evaluating this rating, and I stand firm after having this beer a couple times. It may be 1 dimensional and fake tasting, but I thoroughly enjoy drinking this beer. I still believe it is worthy of my top 10 and I will not change the rating any.