Nephilium (1680) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer starts off with an aroma reminiscent of a peanut butter cup. It pours a clear ruby-brown with a small off-white head. The flavor of this beer is complex, with hazelnut, chocolate, coffee, and vanilla all coming together. The alcohol is amazingly well hidden, with no heat noticeable at all. The beer leaves a long lingering finish, although it is a bit light in body. This is really a fantastic beer.
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch light tan head that stayed around for a little while. There’s a good amount of lacing, too. I love the aroma of this brew, it smells like hazelnuts, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and some brown sugar. I think the coffee flavor is dominant at first, with the hazelnut, caramel, and vanilla flavors becoming stronger as the brew warms up more. Very tasty brew! Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s coating and has moderate carbonation. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, if I had another bottle I’d drink it right now! Definitely recommended.
Nickls (2356) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Light tan head, lightly murky rich dark wood brown. Very nutty and the hazelnuts shine, toffee, sweet coffee, and light toffee in the aroma. Flavor is savory hazelnuts, light coffee notes, slight bittersweet finish. Medium oily body with tiny carbonation.
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kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Draft. Clear darker brown color with a light tan head. Lots of hazelnut coffee and toddy notes in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. Some lacing. Sweet, coffee, and the hazelnut. Some booze as well. Overall, pretty decent if you are hazelnut coffee fan.
phaleslu (9305) - 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 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, 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 (1534) - 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 (21167) - 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.