bigtaster (478) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
About a year on this bottle, mostly clear dark brown color off white head. Fresh coffee and hazelnut nose, glorious. Medium body, good carbonation, caramel and toffee. Good stuff.
badgerben (4323) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a thin head. Strong hazelnut and roasty aroma. While the hazelnut is definitely the most prominent flavor, it doesn’t blow everything else apart. Solid chocolate and malty flavor as well. Just a pinch dry, but not much bitterness.
Guerde (1112) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized light tan head that leaves substantial lacing. Aroma is a full blast of candied hazelnuts, chocolate, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. Just due to that alone I have to award it a 10. Underneath this layer of sweetness are some roasty scents from the coffee which provides a nice effect. Get an odd whiff of asparagus at times, but since I enjoy the vegetable, it’s not prompting me to decrease the score any. The flavor is somewhat of a letdown in comparison to the great aroma, but what’s there is still pretty solid. The brown ale character which was subdued in the aroma is more prominent here, and the malts really step forward. Some light toast shows up here before being completely consumed by the hazelnut flavor in the finish which lingers for quite awhile. Not much coffee character here to speak of, but there is a very slight acidity detected which I believe are remnants of the coffee (this bottle is almost a year old). Maybe some tootsie roll as well. Mouthfeel is not thick nor thin, the carb is a little high, and the abv is nowhere to be found. This drinks like a much smaller beer. Overall this beer has a great aroma and a decent flavor, but is not something I would want to seek out again.
fiveacestx (418) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber - dark but not jet black with a light cream head and spotty lacing on the snifter glass. Coffee flavor up front with the hazelnut checking in on the back end. The mouthfeel could have been thicker but overall a very tasty brew!
charule (602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2013 Bottle. Dark brown red color thin tan head. Wonderful hazelnut coffee aroma. Smooth nutty coffee flavors. A great brown, complex yet simple.
Chipalsa (1263) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one was great! Thanks for sharing Omega(fuuuuuginnnn)X! It smelled like a creamy hazelnut coffee with a touch of vanilla. The taste was roasty as well with plenty of hazelnut, chocolate and subtle nuttiness that satisfied the palate quickly as the alcohol rushed in. Drink this one at cellar temp, as when it’s cold the flavors leave your mouth faster than an overpriced Italian hooker.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a cool brew. Nose is big time hazelnut and coffee, with a fresh vanilla and chocolate finish. Pour is dark black, with a light tan head. Flavor, again, is buttered popcorn, hazelnut, coffee, chocolate, slight roast, caramel, and vanilla. Very nice. Any coffee drinker would love this brew.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With this being a coffee beer I shouldn’t have liked it, but I did. Pours dark reddish brown with a beige head. The aroma has huge amounts of walnut nuttiness, rich malt, coffee, pleasant toastiness and heavy coffee (somehow it didn’t offend me in this beer). It has a medium body with some roughness and mild carbonation. The flavor starts with nuttiness, stronger coffee, nutty toffee, rich toasted malt, dry caramel and brown sugar. The finish has hazelnuts, roasted coffee and light spice. Solid.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Joe! Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and nuts. Taste is coffee, nuts, malt, and chocolate. A bit heavy on the hazelnut coffee, but still very good.
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head: small, off white to beige
Colour: dark brown fading to black
Smell: Nutella without the typical freagrance of the Chocolate Nutella uses, ther is chocolate though ! but more like a Belgian Fine chocolate filling ( Prainé for those who know ), quite some vanilla and a bit of hazelnut syrup, on the sweet side at first, but then you get scents of coffee, smells promissing !!
Taste: start is pretty special, some red fruits, a bit of sourness, some banana, then it hits you with booze and artificial hazelnut flavour, then comes the coffee and other bitter flavours, end is somewhat grassy and dry, pretty special and not what i expected , but it’s okay !