mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazelnut aroma is tempting and brown pour is thin but appealing. Taste is smooth and balanced with coffee on the palate.
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Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a murky lighter brown color with a beiege head. Aroma was in your face Nutella, lots of hazelnuts, and fresh ground coffee, and toasted malts there as well. Flavor was much the same but a litle toned down, mainly all coffee and nuts, the underlying base beer really doesn’t lend much to the added components but still overall a great dessert beer.
flatmatt (1025) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy orange red with a light tan head. Rich, delicious hazelnut roast coffee aroma, chocolate chip. Smooth hazelnut coffee flavors, brown sugar, cocoa, earthiness. Can’t live up to the awesome aroma, but still very nice.
PorterPounder (5197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks daknole. Dark brown pour, off-white head. Aroma of hazelnuts. Flavor has the same hazelnut essence to it, some potting soil, a touch of coffee and a back end of pepper. Nice thick mouthfeel.
Keyes88 (60) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color: brown/red hue. Aroma: strong hazelnut coffee. Smells fresh. Taste: sweet coffee at first then becomes a nice coffee balanced drink similar to Dunkin Donuts Ice Coffee (don't hate me). hazelnut adds to the style of brown ale flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pailhead (4414) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of rayl101
Bottle: The aroma consists of coffee, roasted nuts, hazelnuts, and a hint of vanilla. It pours a hazy orangish-brown with a small beige head that fades to a soapy film. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate hazelnut, roasted nuts, vanilla, and light coffee. It’s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel. Overall, more hazelnut than coffee. My rating is based on a quarter bottle...and probably half a bottle. I think a whole bottle would probably wear on me.
jlruthven (533) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I picked this up on the release date, and figured it was best to drink fresh. Pours dark ruby with rust-colored highlights, half-finger khaki head. Nose is big hazelnut coffee, pecan pie, bit of toffee and chocolate on the back end. More hazelnut coffee, warm, earthy tones, a little more chocolate. Amazingly smooth, clean finish. Soft carbonation. Pretty straightforward, but damn.
jbruner (1983) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a bottle with daknole and drowland. Pours a clear, dark brown with small tan head and little lacing. Aroma is strong hazelnut up front with a coffee and roasted malt back. Taste is similar, with heavy hazelnut and coffee, and a nice clean, lingering coffee finish. Wow, I want more.
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by daknole. Huge coffee and hazelnut aroma. Very nice but I get the pepper and veggie aspect. Really nice coffee hazelnut aspects with delicious brown ale aspects. Awesome.
rbrazell (1452) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks daknole! Clear brown pour with a white head. Aroma reminds me exactly of Breakfast Stout spiked with hazelnut creamer. Fantastic balance of coffee, hazelnuts, light roast and nutty bitterness. Fucking great.