Mark_Eck (741) - - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from trip home in April. Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is sweet coffee and vanilla. Taste is smooth coffee goodness.
swoopjones (6093) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Founders. medium bodied black pour. very dessert like, chcolate, vanilla & tons of hazelnut. flavorful & sessionable with light abv. one is enough though for me. very flavorful & well made
b3shine (5709) - Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro draft to taster at Founders. Looks good; settles into a fairly opaque dark brownish black with creamy light beige head and a hint of translucency at the right angle. Smells good too, dark malt, dark chocolate, and hazelnut. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust. Nce and smooth on the palate. Damn tasty, especially for being 4.2%.
tectactoe (2156) - Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Founders: Nitro-tap produces a beer that looks like traditional Guinness on draught... Beautiful, bold, fully opaque black body with a silky, long-lasting, ecru & leathery head that gives me foam mustaches with each sip. Lovely aroma of fresh hazelnut coffee beans, ground & milled oats, faint roast, & a milk chocolate-y sweetness that balances the beans perfectly. Taste is similar, tasting like an iced hazelnut coffee, black, but with the addition of some creamy chocolate that adds a nice little touch of sweetness. Roasted barley & notes of toasted oat flakes in the peripherals, but this is a hazelnut coffee bomb. Very nice mouth feel, likely thanks to the nitro, smooth & creamy. I was one of the few who liked Frangelic Mountain Brown (since I love hazelnut) but this take it to a whole other level, it’s even better as a creamy nitro stout.
alliance100 (775) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Black Party -lots of hazelnut , creamy palate , way too easy to drink .
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TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ brewery. Pours pitch black, with a brown head. Complex, roasted aroma, coffee, hazelnut, ashes, mocha, chocolate. Dry, medium bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2. Roasted, nutty taste, chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, caramel. Smooth, silky, balanced. (2014-04-03)
chucklemation (533) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy, long-lasting white head. This is very similar to the Founder’s Oatmeal Stout, but it’s sweeter and has a hazelnut coffee aroma and flavor in addition to the roasted malts. Goes down smooth. Excellent.
ebone1988 (250) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nitro pour. Aroma is hazelnut, coffee, roasted malt, surprisingly robust for a 4.2% brew. Appearance is what you expect from a low abv stout, dark dark dark brown, great nitro head of light brown. Taste is nice, light but again surprisingly robust. Hazelnut is prevalent, the other characteristics fall back but it’s light. Mouthfeel is great, the nitro helps and the flavor hangs. Overall, this is quite impressive for a low abv beer.
HonkeyBra (3480) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a rich dark blackish color with a tan head. Aroma of hazelnuts, coffee, vanilla, cocoa. Flavor is unbelievable. The hazelnut coffee combined with the delicious cocoa and roastiness of the stout achieves a near flavor perfection. Almost unexpected. Medium bodied, pillowy body, nice carbonation. Overall, one of the best tasting beer experiences in my life.
neepsntatties (1229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...hazy, dark brown with a thick head. Nose...chiles (like, roasted chiles), buttered movie theatre popcorn, coffee and burnt filberts. Palate...very bitter, semi dry and loaded with filberts! That chile and popcorn thing comes back and so does the coffee. Man this stuff is bitter!