IloveIPAs81 (2) - - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pours dark brown with little head, very nice flavour with hints of coffee and hazelnuts, quite smooth and easy drinking, I little to carbonated for me but overall very good I’d have it again and again :)
bley7211 (13) - - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very clear with just a little head. Great taste and good after taste. Very smooth. Maybe it's just me but I can't find the hazelnut... Overall, I would order this again and again and again.
chinchill (1264) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
A: A fine dark brown color; Clear with a modest head. Head has only a short life.
S: Aroma of light malt is nearly buried under the powerful aroma of roasted hazelnuts.
T: A remarkable nutty flavor is true to the "Hazelnut Brown" label. More nutty than any beer I can remember. This component is mainly hazelnut but there is a bit of generic roasted nut flavor there too. It finishes with an extravagant roasted hazelnut and malt flavor, with hints of chocolate, oats, and spicy hops. Excellent bitter/sweet balance.
M: smooth; medium-full bodied; excellent, moderate carbonation.
O: This is a world-class nut brown ale. Not to be missed by any beer aficionado.
two7offsuit (111) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a thin head. Nutty aroma with hints of toffee. Flavors are the same as the aroma.
hockeybeerguy (544) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed from notes. I’ve had this beer more than multiple times in my life.
The appearance is a dark brown colored body that leaves a nice one finger creamy tan lacing looking head. The body is totally too dark for any carbonation to be seen and a perfect super light foamy lacing is left.
The smell has hazelnuts and brown sugar up front with some malts in the background, reminds me a bit of beer bread.
The taste is the same as the smells coming through on my tongue with a bit more nuttiness.
On the palate, she sits about a medium, maybe closer to heavy, still has a good deal of sharpness on the tongue with a sticky aftertaste.
Overall, this is probably one of the best English Brown ales on the market one can get in the USA. Don’t pass up if you see it.
Davhgbrew (845) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light clear brown. Sips with big toffee. Aroma is slightly hop centered. Body is medium low and a little more watery than I remember. This is the first time I’ve had off draft though. Finish is sweet chocolate and toffee with a very slight dry hop balance. Low carb liveliness. Not the best brown, but a decent choice.
Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nuts, raisin, woody, red, brown, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, lively, bitter,
mecafilo (52) - Perugia, ITALY - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a dark red hazy colour, small quite diminishing off-white head. Aroma is medium malty with notes of hazelnut. Taste is medium sweet. Little to medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, sweet finish.
bgb1991 (91) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown ales in general do not impress me, but this is better than most. Soapy dishwater aroma and big malt as well. Cool khaki head, brown translucent body. Like most browns, its a bit thin. The hazlenut does give it more character though. For its style, top notch. In general I wont rush back for this one.
DCLawyer (1298) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->SA. Medium brown with small khaki head. A: tons of malt and nuts. T: same. Bittersweet aftertaste. Moderate carbonation and clean finish. Good.