Pershing (476) - Garland, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small beige head. Not sure why the head disapeared so fast since I had a freshly cleaned glass. Aroma of toffee coffee and hazelnut hence the name. Sweet taste on the first drink with medium body. Filling finish. One of their better selections.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: bakery, pancakes, chocolate scratch and sniff stickers; Appearance: balsa tan head upon pour that lingers around the edge of the glass, good bubble action, cola brown unless you let some light through the glass, in which case it takes on more of a deep reddish amber color; Taste: pie crust, hazelnut of course, slight caramel, not too much burnt flavor, which is a good thing; Palate: drink one outside in the autumn air so you can add that musty leaf smell to the palate for a truely memorable experience, its really good, but maybe just a little heavier than I would prefer, every so often, after a draught, something sour lingers, but aftertaste is mostly sweet, caramelized sugar; Overall: a good seasonal (autumn) beer, I plan to save one to go with my Thanksgiving leftovers, I probably should have rated this beer higher, but I stick with my original numbers, I’d recommend it.
stitchman (14) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown with tan head. Nice lacing. Smells of sweet brown sugar. Tastes nutty and has hints of caramel. Very nice beer.
badhack (312) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a a dark amber or brown. Smells and tastes strongly of hazelnut. There is some malt and bread and some sweetness. Some chocolate as well. Sweet and ticky on the tongue.
Dragonfly1 (494) - Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Aroma and taste - first reaction is Halloween candy...zero bar, Charleston chew, 3 musketeers combo. Less hazelnut and more nougat in taste. Sugary with a weak underlying brown ale base, not sure what the "other natural flavors added" means on the label....
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 12 oz. 5.2%. Couleur brune, mousse beige. Arôme de chocolat et vanille. En bouche, crémeuse, notes de café, noisette , caramel. Excellente brown ale.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Samuel Adams Hazel Brown is a very clear, deep reddish brown ale topped with a dense, off white foam that has outstanding retention and lacing. Caramel, toffee and hazelnut are in the first sniff. There is some roastiness and maybe some grass. Soft, dry and medium bodied, it leaves the tongue a little chalky. This is bursting with hazelnut. It’s not huge or overpowering. The flavors all melt very well. There’s just enough bitterness to avoid seeming sweet at all. This is so smooth and easy. It could be a session ale any time.
pumpmaster (1131) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Harvest Collection 12-pack purchased at Total Wine for $13.99 Very good!
snownirvana (70) - - OCT 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into Sam Adams glass. A: very sweet malt. App: dark brown carmel with an amber hue. T: sight coffee and toffee, with carmel in the middle and a fresh, nutty, pale aftertaste. One finger tan head P: fairly crisp with some firm bubbles.
Phillies08Champs (692) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from sampler case Peg bought. Pours medium brown sith red and orange highlights. nose is caramel, coffee, and weak hazelnut coffee. first sip is similar big brown malty flavors with hints of vanilla.finish is clean.