krisolson (57) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Love the hazel nut aroma and the clear dark red color. Thatís where it ends. The beer has no flavor and leaves are really bad after taste. The flavor is a burnt wood taste. Not a good beer....
jmohno (836) - Iowa, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown but a clear mahogony red copper.one inch head slowly disintegrating.Man all these beers and such little head it seams always,anyways.Not that its a big deal.
Aroma is definate hazelnut dusty dirty vanilla nut with roasty mild chocolate tones,light malty breadines.Hazelnut seems like extract or synthetic somewhat.
TAste is chocolate malty brown ale with dusty hazelnut slightly toasty/roast.Seems a little diet cola/synthetic flavor but very mildly.Im shure its hazelnut extract-even natual maybe but It can be passed of with having a solid base that it has though.Im kinda indiffernet but this is pretty decent.Just a little bit of a "diet" taste to it that makes me unshure.
williamherbert (1124) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red with a hint of orange, big olí creamy head due to an overzealous pour. Wisps of lace on the side of the glass.
Aroma is nutty, dusty hazelnut. Touches of milk chocolate, mocha coffee, mild cereal grains. Slightly sweet, slightly dry in the nose. If you want to have a friend of yours take a whiff of a beer that "doesnít smell like a beer," this is it.
The taste is sweeter than the aroma would suggest: caramel and toffee and molasses, but balanced by that nutty quality. Itís not cloying or overly saccharine: itís mildly sweet and malty. Dusty and dry.
The feel is thick and creamy, but dry. Like an English ale with extra toffee and caramel. It might be a little thick for the summertime, but when it warms up it should be a crowd-pleaser.
vikingguy (621) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a crystal clear reddish brown color with foamy off-white head. Aroma of cocoa and caramel malt. Taste is sweet and nutty...liquid Nutella. Can taste the hazelnut flavor with notes of cocoa and caramel malt. Balanced with some mild bitterness. This has good flavor but not a beer Iíd drink everyday.
Tmoney99 (8792) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt and hazelnut aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
Hangover (980) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a thick and creamy off-white head. Aroma is nutty with some caramel. Hazelnut flavor. Thick, oily and with a LOT of caramel. No hint of adjuncts, it tastes clean and natural. This is a fantastic brown ale.
haugeberg (71) - - AUG 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Great brown ale! The hazelnut flavor is roasted in such a way that it almost has a Carmel flavor. Perhaps the best brown ale I have ever had.
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radio_nowhere (418) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 Bottle in fall variety pack. Poured into glass dark brown with off white head. Aroma of hazelnut, coffee and some toffee. Taste brings out brown sugar sweetness, roasty malts, some vanilla and bitterness. Pretty good actually!
TheBeerGod (4644) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark almost cola-colored brown pour with a medium, frothy tan head. Aroma is hazelnut, caramel, soft chocolate and dessert notes. Rather appetizing, to be honest. Taste is chocolate and hazelnut, hazelnut cake, caramel and more dessert notes. Touch of bitterness here. Body is medium with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more dominant hazelnut, chocolate, cocoa notes, coffee, hazelnut cake and light earthiness.
PorterPounder (4613) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - Killearn - 12 oz bottle - part of the Fall Variety pack. Pours a dark copper with an initial bubbly off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma has some nice toffee accents, a hint of earthy potting soil. Flavor has some nice solid hazelnut notes, a hint of vanilla, a touch of Frangelico. Mouthfeel is thick enough. Fairly decent.