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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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A big Hazelnut Brown Ale with a warm, nutty, toffee-like flavor. A wonderful winter warmer to enjoy with friends during the holiday seasons. A wildly big strong ale we call the Big Shot.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4053) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Must be an old bottle, hope it aged well, heheh. Smells almost like a barley wine. First taste is as expected, quite winter spice like. I donít miss these beers and I donít think its a brown ale, only in looks. Yes this must have some kindah winter spice in there. Stronger intense spice begins to build. Wew, way to impressive to be a simple brown. Begins to get mouth coating. Long higher alky medicinal finish. Seems like more than 7% to me, but hey, Iím just a neophyte. Worst brown ale Iíve had in a while says my girlie lager taste buds.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7388) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
355ml bottle. Dark amber pour. Smell is nuts and toffee. Falvor is nutty, some spice, harbal hops, frutiiness, cocoa, very ncie

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Below average brown ale. Malty, but without much in the way of flavor or distinctiveness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (5408) - Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle sample from distributor at Dilly Deli (from notes). Poured a clear dark ruby brown color with a medium sized off white head that was mostly lasting. The aroma and flavor have some nutty character, caramel, toffee, earthy hops, dry with a body that is a touch thin. Worth trying once.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, nuts, hints of earth, slight grainy notes into a bit of grass, slight fruity notes as well. Taste is a mix of earth, fruit, nuts, into some caramel, toffee in there, finishing dry, slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8394) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of malt, toasted bread, grape and light spice. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2165) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
22 oz bomber in the make your own six at Evergreen Discount Liquors. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts, bitter hops, caramel and nuts. Medium body with a smooth finish. Tasty and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4004) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bomber from Buy Rite Silverton. Poured a decent looking orange/brown body with a foamy average sized head. Aroma of bad nuts, light chocolate and hazelnut, bad dough and raisins, musty cellar. Big full body with average carbonation and a quick big falvor bite that slowly fades. Flavor is a touch better than the aroma, notes of hazelnuts, brown bread, dried dark fruits, hint of raisin and port, dough, touch of tea leaves and coffee. Not bad maybe I wonít wait for it to be 9 months old next time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ahandrych (8) - - JUL 24, 2013 does not count
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3916) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 3/18/13,

Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, with lots of toffee, plenty of nutty notes, light caramel, and roast
Appearance: It pours a clear mahogany color with a thick foam of beige head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes heavy malty and pretty sweet, fairly nutty as well, and doesnít have much bitterness
Palate: This one is medium bodied with a solid mouthfeel thatís fairly typical in the style
Overall Impression: This is a decent beer for what it is trying to be. All the components seem to be pretty well intentioned and well executed, but the beer itself just isnít all that exciting.


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