williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, foamy offwhite head. Nutty caramel aroma. Very nice! Flavor is a bit bitter but nutty.
Palidor19 (2881) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this beer emphasis the hazel nuts it is silky and smooth with more malt than hops. their is a bit of soapy flavor at the middle. still its taste reminds me of autumn.
Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a pint glass. Finger of head, clear amber color... not a hint of brown color.
Rich smell. Nutty and roasted coffee beans.
A good nutty taste; hints of chocolate, coffee and bitterness. Pretty good.
Crisper body and moderate carbonation.
A descent brown ale. An actual brown colored beer would help though.
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium well retained ivory head, with some lacing over a clear light brown(SRM 18) body.....nose is heavy roasted hazelnut, lighter toffee/caramel.....taste is strong hazelnut, slight toffee/caramel, finishing slightly dry....mouth feel light, carbonation low. The nutty aroma and flavor, while pleasant, dominate the malt and hop back bones too much. I would prefer more balance and complexity. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
bugsizzy (52) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I really enjoyed this. Deep brown full hazlenut flavor...where's the six pack?
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Frothmeister (524) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish/chestnut, with a tan head. Aroma has big straw, and dark malt notes, faint hazelnut, and some woodyness. As for taste, it’s surprisingly big on cocoa (Tootsie Rolls), caramel, dark malts, earthiness, faint hazelnut, with a light metallic hop finish. Easy drinking, and delicious.
thegreenrooster (3082) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and hazelnuts. Flavor is nutty then some chocolate and a nice roasted mouthfeel. FInish leaves some of that roasted malt on the tounge. A pleasant suprise from Sam Adams.
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium reddish-brown with a tall, creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet hazelnuts, bready notes, and toffee with light, fresh earth and vanilla around.. nice. The flavor found more hazelnuts plus caramel, vanilla, and biscuity malts at the core.. dry earthy bitterness and more vanilla around.. went back to the hazelnuts on the finish. Light-medium bodied and scratchy on the palate.. a bit watery on the middle.. overall a decent drinker, but not much more.
freekyp (1462) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sam Adams nails the brown ale style delivering a sessionable balanced ale with a nutty malt backbone that is equally at home with food as it is alone. Pours a crystal clear dark brown with thick lacing dragged behind its light tan frothy head. Hazelnut is forward in the aroma and nuttiness plays amidst maple, brown sugar, and toffee notes throughout the swallow. Medium bodied with a soft finish. Beats a Newcastle every time.
craven5000 (92) - Westville, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice thick and lasting foam head. Very dark caramel body. Caramel, nutty flavors ending in toffee. Nice full body.
Will be looking for more of these.