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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Poured a clear brown color with a medium light-brown head. Its aroma was a nice blend of roasted malts, chocolate, and a hint of coffee. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Flavor was simililar to the aroma, as it was a nice chocolate malt flavor with a hoppy finish. Probably the best Fort Collins beer I’ve had from the bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2013
This was a good non-spicy winter warmer. Some good heft to the body and a nuttiness that is not too much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elpresidente19 (30) - Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2007
A very solid, drinkable brown ale. Good dark color. To be honest, I liked this one out of the bottle better than a snifter. Delicious toffee and hazelnut notes. Extremely smooth and tasty!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Pours a nice deep mahogeneyed(?) dark brownish color, with a nice, but quickely dissapating tan head. Hint of spearmint like sweetness accompanies a heavy nutty sweetness and some biscuity sweet malt. Nice rounded flavor with a good dose of caramel and earthy nuttiness, as well as some light floral hops accompanying a light bittersweet chocolate note, the hops show up with more strength in the finish. Pretty nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a dark partially cloudy reddish brown colour. Head is full and frothy, tan. Aroma is very pleasent, nutty, and maple syrup. Taste is interesting, plenty of sweet nuttiness, but i also taste some green beans, maybe a little toffee or almond also. Either way an incredibly filling brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3772) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2007
650 ml. Darkish brown-copper and clear with a small, lasting head. Musty, malted grain and slight cocoa aroma. Flavor is toasted nut, earthy grains, spiced wood, slight yeast, and some sour-tart notes. Smooth, medium body has some nice tingle, and a dry finish. Nice fall-winter brown.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Delicious hazelnut flavor. I used to work at a coffee store and their Hazelnut coffee wishes that it had this flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Bottle. Expensive. Pours with a soapy head, color is a dark, clear brown. Big roasty, nutty, dry aroma, quite nice. Almost woody. Taste is a huge nuttiness, earthy, funky, and dry. Finish brings a soft bitterness. Wow. A serious brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2007
Clear, dark amber pour with a pale beige, medium, pillowy head; a small bit sticks around for quite a while with minimal lacing. Nose is decent with hazlenut being prominant with backing chocolate toffee, a faint roast note, and some earthy notes. Flavor is much better than expected; hazlenut and toffee are dominant with roasty notes, a faint cocoa note, a moderate acidity, and some earthy, root-like notes(strange but not really unpleasant). Palate is medium, nealy lively, and smooth, almost creamy. Finishes with the earthy note, hazlenut, and some nice bitterness balancing the more dominant malt notes. From the rating, I was a little unsure about this one, but it surprised me a good way. Nice malt flavors, an excellent nut touch, and good bitterness to balance with complementary supporting flavors. I am now wondering what people wanted in this one, this is the best of the style I’ve had to date.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7909) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Deep brown color with 1-finger khaki kead. Aroma is big scotchy malt, nuts, brown sugar, earthy peaty notes, and some X-mas spices. Tastes walnutty, with heavily earthy caramel malt, some nutmeg, piney hops, brown sugar, and molasses hints. Fairly dense palate.


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