b3shine (7965) - 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 (235) - 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!
MaBeer1972 (1755) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of a mix pack procured from Julios. A light clear brown brew with a light tan colored head. Aroma is slightly nutty and sweet. Flavor is very well balanced. Nice and malty. Not overly sweet. Lingering toffee and nutty flavors.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - OCT 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet hazelnut and caramel on the front with a good size bite of hops at the end. Notes of buttered bread. Not too bad. No lacing.
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Aroma is that of malt and hazel nut. Pour is a nice dark brown gold with a nice brown head. Taste is hazel nut with an earthy malt. Finish is a clean nutty malt, a very nice ale.
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice brown with a decent head and aromas of brown sugar and leaves. Flavor is alright for a brown but a little directionless. Decent but uninspiring.
nchomefinder (34) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another good but not great samuel adams beer. Good flavor, I get a note of cherry for some reason. Good rich fall beer.
rollinsr (553) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker brown witha thin layer of tan head that quickly fizzles away. Aroma is milk chocolatey malts with a touch of hazelnut in there (reminiscent of Nuttella). Taste is smooth and rich with more of the nutty and chocolate malts with a lingering hazelnut aftertaste. This is a great brown that has tons of flavor.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth and creamy lightly roasted malt character. Nutty with some toasted bread notes. A little hazelnut touch. Not much here.
Jow (3322) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from variety pack while pre gaming in Foxboro. Pours brown with plenty of hazelnut on nose. Tastes mostly of hazelnut which Iím overly sensitive to I think. Itís semi sweet and u also getbcaramel, malt, earth, and vanilla but mosty hazelnut, not my cup of tea