brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt and nut aroma ,distinct but not strongtaste is smooth creamy carmel vanilla and hazelnut. This is hard to score, because I really don’t like hazelnut coffee, but I know this is a well made beer, and if I liked hazelnut, I would have rated this very high
Psylocke (91) - st-constant, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
She smell really sweet but when i tasted it have a strong bitter entry and finish with a taste of sweet hazelnut. Really good
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance:Brow with very small head...
Flavor:hazelnut,bit of chocolate and vanilla...
beersnob73 (14) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pleasant but slight hazelnut aroma with a very minimal bit of chocolate flavor at the finish
Very tasty beer!
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted like Frangelico. Not nearly as much aroma as you would expect though (very light and almost non-existent. Not nearly as sweet or as heavy as I expected. In fact, the mouth feel was a little watery. I thought it tasted and smelled delicious. Not what I think of though when I think of a brown ale.
I would buy again and again but must be drunk in the right context. I think it would be difficult to pair with foods other than desserts (although it’s not that sweet).
I really enjoyed it.
jgentgesdo (679) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown with a thick tan head that is moderately diminishing. Nose is cream and hazelnut. The flavor is the same, with a nice coffee balance and hops at the end. Sweet and creamy, very good mouthfeel. Not many bubbles. Yum.
asheft (2667) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blackish and ruddy dark brown that was clear until I poured in the brown yeast. Head was light brown, but receded to absolutely nothing after not long. Inviting aroma of toasted hazlenuts, bourbon, vanilla, and a little woodsmoke. Packed with flavour: hazlenut, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, roasted and rauch-malt. All said, it has not been lost that this is a sweet brown ale. There is some faint hops flavour and a tiny bit of bitterness. Medium to full body with low to mild carbonation.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazelnut extract nose that is extremely overpowering. Sweet almost cloying on the palate. Roasted malts clash with the extract, almost a pvc type flavor at the end. Vanilla and hazelnut finish overly sweet.
deadon71 (7) - algonquin, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This has the most complex flavor of any brown I’ve ever had. Pours a clear brown, smells like hazelnut, coffee, toffee. As the beer warms up, the flavors really come out. This is definitely a sipper. Delicious!
ian2000gsxr (69) - USA - MAR 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth with tons of malt.. roasted nut flavors with a good sweetness. great mouthfeel. blows newcastle brown out of the water IMO which was previously my favorite brown. buy this now