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, it’s pretty much just peanut butter-esque with not much else to give any other depth. But that one note? It’s 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 that’s about it. Decidedly one note, and that solitary note has flaws to it. I don’t hate it by any stretch, though.
M: The general texture is kind of thin and even insubstantial. Despite that, there’s 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; I’m glad I only bought a single of these and wouldn’t buy it again. Having said that, it’s a good choice for hazelnut lovers - because let’s face it, the flavor is nothing BUT that. If this and Frangelic Mountain Brown have taught me anything, it’s that hazelnut beers give off great aromatic qualities...and not so great flavor profiles.
KennethArd (399) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intense toffee nut, malt sweetness. Brown with light brown head. Nutty dry taste. Medium body, sticky texture & soft carbonation.
blueshockey24 (313) - Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee nutty. Taste is sweet hazelnut honey like with a malty hazelnut finish. It’s pretty good.
Heidbummer (102) - SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A beer of two halves. Pours ruby, thin head. Starts nutty and toasty and very drinkable then inexplicably fades really badly becoming thin and anonymous. Weird. Drink quickly I would recommend.
ferrinche (64) - Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN - APR 17, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
He de reconocer que no soy muy fan de las cervezas aromatizadas, pero me atreví con esta por las buenas críticas. Los de Rogue consiguen un resultado interesante con esta cerveza, y seguro que los bebedores aficionados a este tipo de cervezas quedaran satisfechos. Para mi gusto la cerveza en un primer momento sorprende y agrada al bebedor, consiguiendo un equilibro perfecto entre las noas ahumadas y las de la avellana, pero en un momento posterior, la cerveza llega a empalagar y a aburrir.
Melkart (429) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - APR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish.
tetrisattack (5) - - APR 10, 2016 does not count
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Light mouthfeel. Fake hazelnut flavor that overpowers everything. I took a few sips and couldn’t finish it, which is rare for me.
Xevious (77) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought at a specialty beer store.
Pours dark with a tan head with no lacing and slowly dissipates.
Smells of chocolate, earthiness, hazelnut, dash of caramel and has some sweetness a bit like brown sugar.
Tastes absolutely AMAZING! Just as it smells with a bitter ’cookie’ finish.
Only strike is that it goes down a little watery, but it’s forgivable. I really honestly had to look hard for a flaw with this amazing beer.
Overall? Absolutely GREAT! This is just another example of brewers knowing what they’re doing to produce a fine product!
polo_marco (191) - milton, Vermont, USA - APR 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of hazelnut choolate and sweet malts. Nice ripe brown color. Deep rich nutty taste of the hazelnut with chcocolate hint in the middle finishing off with a sweet malt taste. Full body with a lighter carbonation which suites this beer. Big hazelnut fan which this beer satisfies my palate for being a big coffee drinker it works. Nice brew!
cwill (48) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from growler filled at Ron’s bar and grill. Hazy brown color with small tan head and no lacing. Smells phenomenal with aromas of hazelnuts, roasted malt, caramel and subtle hits of chocolate. Taste follows the nose, but the mouth feel a bit watered down and thin in compared to the way it smells. Overall it is a very unique and tasty brown ale that smells like a much bigger beer
guzgorog (625) - FRANCE - APR 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Magnifique robe brune caramel lipide avec des reflets rouges, fine mousse blanche qui ne tient pas. Nez noisette, biscuit et chocolat. Bouche sur la vanille et les noisettes, une pointe de caramel, les houblons ne s’expriment pas vraiment. Carbo limite, longueur moyenne, corps faible. Une belle bière aux saveurs de noisette, agréable mais manque un peu de corps et de complexité.