patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Split with Vinny and and big Boss Tom. Pours dark amber-brown with a creamy, khaki head. Aroma of chocolate chip cookie dough, vibrant, bold hazelnut, freshly ground coffee beans, and French vanilla. The mouthfeel is so soft, supple, sweet and subtly bitter. Taste is hazelnut coffee, beautiful, bittersweet dark chocolate, and smooth, creamy French vanilla. Finishes like velvet. This is an excellent ale in every regard. Well-balanced, flavorful, and spot-on for the concept. Founders is just so, so solid and creative. Fantastic.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber with Pat and Vincent. Pours brown with very little tan head and spotted lacing. Aroma is hazelnut, coffee, and chocolate wafers. Taste is a slightly bitter coffee, offset by a semi sweet dark chocolate, nut, wood. Very balanced.
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PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2012 Bottle, pours a dark amber plum shade, small to medium head, didn’t last that long, light sporadic lacing. Aromas of milk chocolate, hazelnut coffee, vanilla, and coconut. Taste is much of the same with cinnamon, roasted grain and a nice vanilla malt finish. A little hoppy with bitter coffee, but still refreshinroag for 9%. Light to medium bodied. Tasty but slightly too sweet. Rating score increased after having on tap at teresas. Fuller bodied, richer cocoa and coffee flavors. Excellent.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured hazy brown with a thin head. Nose of hazelnut and simple syrup. This was super sweet. Reminded me of Dunkin Donuts Hazelnut coffee light and sweet. Pretty much one-dimensional in the hazelnut realm. A great dessert beer and for anyone who enjoys sweets. Roasted grains and coffee tone and hazelnut all the way to the finish.
mixmasterob (1002) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown pour with a tight off white head. Huge, booming aroma full of sweet cream and hazelnut coffee, light vanilla and cocoa. Loved it so far. Flavors were similar, lots of sweet hazelnut, coffee, light bitterness throughout and a caramel/vanilla presence. The mouthfeel and texture were overall thin and unimpressive. Given the ABV I expected more in this area. I’m guessing they dried it out due to the sweetness of the hazelnut coffee, makes sense. This finished bittersweet and dry with a decent boozy presence. Nailed the aroma, lacked somewhat thereafter. Very drinkable nonetheless.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a hazy dark amber color with a khaki head. Nose is full of toasted nuts, sweet hazelnut, coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Sweet but still plenty of coffee to balance it out. Sweet on the palate as well. Hazelnuts, chocolate, and coffee dominate, but there is a nice caramel sweetness, some toasted malt, and a touch of vanilla. Nice and creamy on the palate as well.
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2013 Bottle,
this ale had a clear (it got a little hazy as poured towards the bottom of the bottle) ruby pour with dark brown at the top and sides of the glass, there was a one finger head of off-white bubbles that receded to a sparse cover and ring, the effervescence was mild in the glass, this beer left small spots and fingers of lacing on the sides of the glass, I found a wide ring of light colored brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
this ale had big aromas of sweet chocolate and hazelnut, roasted malt, and faint caramel with generous sweetness on the nose,
it had flavors of hazelnut, roasted malt, and hints of caramel and chocolate, the finish had a syrup like sweetness to it with roasted malt folowing,
the mouth feel was medium and felt creamy with a touch of a syrupy feel on the palate, and average carbonation,
it had a good nose, the flavors were ok, a nice blend of beer and hazelnut coffee.
Patrickctenchi (5210) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy, tea brown with a tall tan head.
Scent is clean wood, dry nuts, coffee.
Taste is immensely hazelnut....it generates a sweetness on top of the coffee.
I’d like to have one of these in front of the fireplace this winter....in fact, I’m going to reserve a few bottles at the Cork, right now.
A truly excellent beer.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy -amber brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coconut, rum, and coffee. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coconut, nuts, and coffee.
FullObs (134) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750Ml botle. Med brown pour into a tulip. Usually a style I shy away from, but this one is really good. Very flavorful, strong coffee without much bitterness and a ton of sweetness from the hazelnuts. If you don’t mind sweetness you should enjoy this. Quite refershing and very drinkable.