ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed 2/20/13. 12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head is a one finger light mocha shade featuring a good texture, but not much retention.
S: Strongly nutty - not just in terms of hazelnut, but other variants like almonds, walnuts, and pecans come through. Aromatically, itís pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? Itís extremely inviting and enjoyable.
T: Much sweeter than the aroma, and veering dangerously to artificial in terms of how it comes off. The flavor profile is hazelnut...and thatís about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I donít hate it by any stretch, though.
M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, thereís a lot of coarse finishing astringency that comes off slightly clashing with the sweetness and limp body. Hell, it even manages to be both watery AND sugary in its finish. Only thing it does right here is ease of drinkability.
O: Not particularly likable aside from the aroma; Iím glad I only bought a single of these and wouldnít buy it again. Having said that, itís a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because letís face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, itís that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.
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.
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
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.
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 canít name right now.
12oz bottle gifted from friends for my birthday.
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.
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.
DrGD (105) - 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!
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%.)
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!