pumpmaster (1147) - 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.
Macegan75 (708) - 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.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an ambery brown color with a light brown head. Smells like a bunch of nuts. And some coffee. Taste is quite nutty as well. Many nuts in this beer.
Velkyal (298) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into my imperial pint nonic (two bottles), colour is deep russet to brown with a half inch of lingering off white head - seriously it just sits there. Aroma is massive amounts of nuttiness, almost like Nutella but with less cocoa and more nut. Tastewise more of the nutella thing, but balanced off with some caramel and a firm hop bite which is woodsy and suggests Fuggles to me. Medium bodied and rather nice, I imagine it would be even better on cask!
nearbeer (3845) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Clear, deep copper-brown with a lasting half inch of sticky foam. Nose is roast hazelnut, sweetened cocoa, soured cream and toffee. Flavor is the same rich tasty stuff. Near-medium body is to the sweet side, but balanced by tingly acidity from the roast and a high amount of carbonation.
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mari’s. Pours brown with a finger of off-white head, some bubbles around the sides of the glass. The aroma has nuts, vanilla, some caramel and a little lactose in there. The taste has a nice, soft hazelnut and vanilla pop with a decent brown ale backbone. The finish trails back to the nuts and vanilla again. Pretty decent brew..
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet nuttiness. The main problem with this beer is the base brown ale is just ok.
b3shine (5847) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent brown with light beige head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells of hazelnut.Tastes the same with a bit of hops. Average on the palate. Better than I expected.
DBob5150 (198) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The last to sample in my Autumn sampler pack. Deep rich brown body with a medium beige head that stuck around. Aroma has hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, toffee with a spice after note that finished clean. Impressed!