GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful ruby color, with a medium, frothy head that leaves a persistent film and good lacing. The nose is peat and hickory smoke, bitter pecans, pine sap, and pumpernickel. Sweet and malty, with a pretty strong bitterness that balances and dries it out well. Medium to heavy body, thick, and a little acerbic. This is a big, malt forward ale, and quite tasty.
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Dark clear ruby maroon color, thin light tan head. Aroma of cocoa, subtle dark fruit. Taste has prunes, plums, chocolate. Not bad.
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Filtered brown body. Thin beige head. Starts off pretty classic and true to style but finishes kind of thin and hollow. Allows the malts to shine in a unique way, this does come off as a Strong Ale despite the semi-reasonable ABV. I like Brown Ales, but this really lacks life. OKish.
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent winter warmer. A nicely understated amount of spice and a solid caramel base.
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light chocolate malt, hay, and quinine aroma. Orange-brown with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal quinine flavor. Boring and not particularly pleasant.
Patrickctenchi (5672) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy brow with a small tan head.
Toasty caramel, nut scent.
Taste is the same....a little metallic/herbal, slightly bitter nuts, toffee malt.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of toffee and caramel. The taste is somewhat similar, with a sweet body and smooth finish. Pretty tasty overall. 6% alcohol.
Sledutah (6548) - Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub,
Clear dark amber with a medium sized beige/yellow head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, toffee and hazelnut. Flavors of toasted malts, hazelnut and vanilla
I’m not a fan of Hazelnut beers, but this was nicely done.
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Twisted Brew. Mahogany color with a small tan head. Light aroma of toffee and not much else. Light flavor of malt with a slight nuttiness. Meh.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, big thanks to the callipalegic. Dark fruit, interesting ashy spicy note. Berry, and hints of coffee. Alex tasted it, she says the flavor reminds her of chocolate covered strawberries. Definitely lots of strawberry in the aftertaste, and some herbal quality which may or may not be from the vape in between sips. Earthy hops, and some chocolate. The cocoa aspect is very nice. Hazy brown red color, with a thin off-white head. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft, lightly crisp carbonation. Hazelnut is not so noticeable for me up front, but becomes much more noticeable in the aftertaste and the finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Decent hazelnut brown ale. Better than expected. Really appreciate it more towards the end, as it sits and warms up, and as the carbonation settles. Not bad at all, better than expected. In my opinion, a little bit better than Rogue Hazelnut (less sweet, bit more dry).