RABinCO (1508) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours not black, but a deep, dark brown with a very small off-white head that dissipated to a halo. Big, BIG hazelnut aromas that even overwhelm any coffee notes. But taste is all fresh roasted hazelnut coffee. Not too sweet (As the coffee itself often is) but it’s definitely there and in your face in the best way possible. Super smooth, creamy mouthfeel that leaves me feeling like I’ve just sipped a hazelnut latte. Dangerously drinkable for the elevated ABV, but I could drink this every morning with breakfast...you know, if i was into that sort of thing.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- hazelnut, dark sugar, lactose, coffee beans
Appearance- dank brown with a thin white head
Taste- sweet cream, sugar, hazelnut coffee, roasted notes
Palate- ok mouthfeel, slightly thin consistency
Overall- Man this beer would have been fantastic with a slightly thicker consistency and mouthfeel. Very nice brew nevertheless.
jredmond (7305) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rattle with Brendan. Pours a hazy mahogany body with light brown lacing. Aroma is full, rich nuts, light earthiness, acorn - insane bouquet of nut. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with light carbonation and notes of nuts, hazelnut, light butter and a touch of vanilla spice. Awesome brown ale!
hivemind (885) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ RnH with James. Pours a dark brown with wishy-washy lacing. Aroma is insanely nutty and graham cracker-ish. Tons of the same on the palate with some chocolate milk powder notes. Very nutty, very cocoa, and a lot of cracker and sugar cane/molasses. Somehow slightly less than the sum of its parts, though.
johnnnniee (3652) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep medium brown color with a smallish khaki head that doesn’t survive very long. Smells of hazelnuts in spades. Chocolate coffee and caramel round out the aroma quite nicely. the flavor is a solid chocolatey brown ale with a heavy dose of hazelnuts and a hint of coffee. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a silky velvety mouthfeel. Very nice brown ale with a ton of hazelnut flavor. Never seems like its 9% very simple but very tasty.
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle at Natifest 12. STRONG sweet malty aroma, medium coffee hue, strong yet smooth matly flavor with definite chocolate notes--can really taste the alcohol as well. Quite nice.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6537) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the 8/2012 3R6P tasting +++ Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured an orange-brown color with a medium sized creamy orange-beige head that left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet toffee, nut and coffee. The flavor was sweet hazelnut, toffee, coffee, vanilla cream and touches of smoke and wood. Very long finish of hazelnut, toffee, vanilla cream and coffee. Thick and creamy body. Amazing.
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the last Tampa crew tasting. Pours a hazy, misty brown with an off-white head. Nose is hazelnuts, cocoa, chocolate, light coffee or cafe con leche, vanilla, and bourbon. Flavor is similarly deep: nuts, light malt, cocoa, cafe con leche, vanilla, and more vanilla/ wood, with some maple. Lovable, relatively light-bodied brown with lots of sweetness. I could drink this all the time if it wasn’t 9%.
anders37 (22515) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty nutty caramel and chocolate aroma. Slightly roasted malty sweetish chocolate nutty flavor. Has a sweetish malty chocolate and coffee finish.
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells almost exclusively of hazelnut... very little coffee aroma and very little in the way of typical brown ale character. The flavor is very tasty. Sweet milk chocolate, hazelnut, and mild coffee come through on the palate. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but clean.