phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle shared by Keir- thanks again, Keir! Pours a mostly clear amber color with a small off-white head. Big hazelnut aroma, with notes of maple, brown sugar, toast, vanilla, caramel, and mild coffee. The flavor has more coffee, a lot of hazelnut and toast, leaves, oak, brown sugar, cream, vanilla, and dark fruits. Light-medium bodied, a little thin on the palate for the slate of flavors it’s delivering, with a toasty, malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Really nice offering from Founders here, and would be even better with more body.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pours brown with a light tan head. Aroma is hazelnut coffee. . Tastes are nutella and coffee. Not. Overly complex but if you like hazelnuts and coffee, this is for you. This is not too sweet and it is tasty. Not a beer that I would drink tons of, but interesting and enjoyable nonetheless.
craftycarl21 (2220) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at CK. Pours a rich walnut brown with a small head. Nose holds gigantic hazelnut, sweetened coffee, marzipan, almond, and cake batter. Flavor brings more stunning nutty sweetness and delicious dessert-type appeal, but so easy-drinking and delightful for a sweet, 9.5% beer; not cloying or aggressive in any way on the palate. A wonder of a beer to quaff.
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dan, thanks man! Pour is clean brown with a small ring of beige foam. Aroma is loaded with hazelnut. More hazelnut with hints light coffee and light brown sugar. Flavor is loaded with hazelnut coffee. Also hints of raw sugar. Hides alcohol very well. Solid and distinct.
wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Coffee and hazelnut says it all and wow! Only complaint about this beer is little to no head. Can only do one of these in one sitting! All-around great beer!!!
Travlr (11078) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at ChurchKey. Hazy brownish amber color, small beige head. Arona of nutella! with a bit of pepper. Taste is bitter nuts and toast. Nice.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Italian coffee syrup nose, tons of sugar. Taste is very sweet, bitter nut skin, molasses, and lots of coffee. Meh.
GT2 (8372) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CK. Pours a clear deep ruby amber to red. Small beige head with good retention. Mega hazelnut coffee nose. Huge aroma. Taste is tangy, quaffable, nutty, rich. No sweetness. No heavy sticky body. Very enjoyable. A new favorite beer of my fiancé’s. Delicious.
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Atom (1338) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours a murky lighter brown with a small tan head. Aroma of strong hazelnut coffee, reminds me of changing the cappuccino machines when I worked at a gas station, some cocoa and vanilla, lovely. Taste is very smooth hazelnut and coffee, predominate but by no means overpowering, finish is slightly hoppy with a bitter earthiness and alcohol. Very enjoyable!
madvike (2696) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours clear mahogany with a foamy tan head. Nose is nutty coffee, pungent and smooth. That’s pretty much it, but it’s awesome. Taste is pretty much the same, with big nutty notes and some butterscotch and heat in the finish. Thin body, but that’s fine. Fantastic.