fiulijn (14790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam, as Hazelnotenbock
Black color, creamy head. The color is dark, almost black. There is some oxidized aroma and flavor of caramel, with relatively low bitterness, light residual sweetness, and no trace of hazelnut.
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled 330ml Tnx Edo. Dark ruby color, good creamy beige head. Aroma has some hazelnut, caramel, grain and hints of vegetables and/or wood. Medium-bodied. Similar vegetably/woody flavors, I think it is hazelnut in its "raw" form. Some caramel. Certainly "hazelnoot" overrides here too much.
bierkoning (10265) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Murky brown color. Hazelnuts, caramel and earthy notes in the aroma. Nutty, earthy caramelly, soft bittersweet flavor. Not really my taste.
Benzai (8395) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Opaque murky brown color, no head. Smell malts, sweetness. Taste malts, sweetness, lightly herbs or spices. Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to joes for the trade. nutty brown with a thin head; honeyed woody aroma; hints of marzipan and a touch of cocoa powder; some tinny bitterness. decent
deanso (5370) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared.
Thin white head.
Hazy amber pour. Nutty taste but a bit thin. Ok.
kermis (5270) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of light nuts, caramel and chocolate. Flavour is light toes out sweet and light bitter. Thin to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kappldav123 (5018) - GERMANY - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bierkoning for that one. Bottle looks interesting. Beer in the glass brownish, nice head. Starts strong, fine malty spicy, intense note of nuts. Finish a bit unbalanced, spicy and woody. Nice one.
tderoeck (4737) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/XII/12 - 33cl bottle from Mitra (Maastricht) @ home - BB: IX/13 (2012-1330) Thanks to Anniek for getting me the beer!
Clear dark brown beer, big beige to brown head, bit stable, non adhesive. Aroma: hoppy and fruity, alcohol, some ripe banana, bit earthy. MF: ok carbon, full body, creamy texture. Taste: sweet and nutty, caramel, chocolate, bit sugary, syrup, alcohol, hint of vanilla, more chocolate, little bitter. Aftertaste: sweet, caramel, roasted nuts, earthy, some banana peel.
Borresteijn (4733) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from Mitra Rokin. Dark brown colour with a tiny red hue, off-white creamy head. Aroma is very earthy, hazelnut shells, fibres, sweet dark malts, tiny hint of chocolate. Flavour is medium-sweet, very earthy again, like drinking dry earth, nutshells, hazelnut, chocolate, cocoa, hint of dark fruits, light bitter finish. Medium-bodied at best, soft mouthfeel.