seymour (1623) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a big brown bottle into a schooner glass, thanks gregwilsonstl! It poured a mostly clear red-tinged medium brown color with moderate beige foam and good Belgian lace. Surprisingly weak aroma: just a hint of caramel, hazelnuts, almost no hops or yeast aspects. Strong flavors came across, though: complex malt bill, caramelized brown sugar, husky grains, burnt toast, strong nutty/tannin-y tastes from the hazelnuts. Light-medium body. Well-rounded, chewy mouthfeel. Overall, not very bready or fruity. Definitely an extremely dry interpretation of "English nut brown ale." Good not great.
OnTheTrail (54) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a very interesting brown ale. I was not overwhelmed by hazlenuts, but did enjoy the beer.
Bubeer (65) - - MAY 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 Draught. Brown. Sparse head. Hazelnut and caramel aroma. Creamy in the tongue, mostly sweet, bitter finish. Ice-cream character. Oily.
DonPiano (47) - GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ember colored beer with a clear white head. Great taste and smell of roasted hazelnuts combined with a good and well balanced brown ale flavours. All in all a solid and good beer with hazelnut aromas.
SVD (788) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, dark brown beer with a small head, aroma is hazelnuts. Taste is the same, some malt, some sweetness, interesting
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @Brewdog Birmingham. Beautiful dark brown colour with beige head. Aromas of malts, caramel and nuts. Tastes very nutty, lots of hazelnuts, caramel, malts, honey, hoppy notes. Well balanced. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A beer masterpiece!
weordie (242) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Aroma of toffee and hazelnut. Taste is of hazelnut also. Very nice.
jandd1983 (3053) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Llywelyns. It poured a brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was very malty with some nuts. The taste was very nutty with malts, caramel, earthy hops and woody notes. It had a medium body with medium carbonation. Tasty.
Bosco (222) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2015
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown, almost clear with a slight haze. Short lived head that persists around edge of the glass.
Carmel, sweet, hazelnut, toffee, candy bar.
Over carbonated. Finish has a familiar taste that I just can’t name right now.
12oz bottle gifted from friends for my birthday.
Neorej80 (301) - - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of fresh bread, nuts (hazelnut), and maplesyrup. Dark brown, almost black colour with a almost white head. Wow what a special taste. Hazulnuts are fully present! Really round flavour, its like nutella :) also present are popcorn, bread, maple, white chocolate. Aftertaste like biscuits, a bit dry and again nutty. Really interesting!
larsga (6626) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Caramelly popcorn aroma with thick rough nutty notes. Dryish roasty nutty popcorn taste. Mid-to-thin body. Mild, soft, slick mouthfeel. Dryish earthy popcorn and perfumy butterscotch aftertaste. Lingering buttery hazelnut and vanilla finish. Awful. Artificial. Drainpour. (0.355l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik. Label said 6.2%.)