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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1750) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2016
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19541) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2016
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (5570) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3870) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2015
A pretty decent winter warmer. A nicely understated amount of spice and a solid caramel base.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (9946) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5672) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle: 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. Decent, average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of toffee and caramel. The taste is somewhat similar, with a sweet body and smooth finish. Pretty tasty overall. 6% alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6548) - Utah, USA - DEC 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3653) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2014
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).

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