Caytinator (796) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Dark brown color, clear, not much head. Strong hazelnut & spice aroma. Light/medium body, average carbonation. This might be the "nuttiest" beer I’ve ever had, but surprisingly, it’s not overpowering or unpleasant. Leave it to Sam to figure it out. A nice novelty.
Jethro6191 (392) - Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Nice lacing. Hazelnut, mocha, and vanilla aromas. Similar flavors with some coffe notes. Medium body and carbonation with a smooth creamy mouthfeel.
wesharebeer (6) - - SEP 8, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very nice suprise in seasonal pack nice brown pour toffee and malt in smell nuts in first taste. very easy drinking now only if fall was here
brewman28 (1) - - SEP 7, 2012 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Horrible. My taste buds were insulted. I wanted beer but not this. Try not using "natural" flavors that you think taste like "something" and then enhance it, because this is shit.
rustbucket0873 (264) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brown to dark brown, with a fluffy white head. The aroma is hazel, chocolate, coffee, caramel, and fruity. the flavor is sweet, with chocolate flavors up front finished with hazel in the back. With and aftertaste of both. While the body is a medium to lighter body so its not over bearing and has lots of flavor to complement. I really like this one, Sam Adams did a good job on this one.
Bricktop86 (504) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear reddish brown with a nice head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and toffee. Taste is a lot of hazel and chocolate. not bad
ironprog (43) - - SEP 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Heavy hazelnut and toffee aromas. Dark brown and clear. Medium head that dissipates quickly. Medium sweet, with flavors of dark chocolate and hazelnut. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
I would have liked it better if it had a thicker texture. Which is a bit off-putting considering that its looks are so inviting. The hazelnut flavor and aroma is very strong , but it works (that is, as long as you like hazelnut). Definitely a beer I would keep around for when I wanted something different.
chickenflea (311) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orlando, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle - part of the Fall Variety pack. Pours a dark chestnut with an initial bubbly off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma is heavy with rich toffee and vanilla accents. Flavor has some nice solid hazelnut notes, a hint of vanilla and caramel. Mouthfeel is medium. Texture is watery. Light medium carbonation. A nice brown. The aroma is the best part of it. Balanced.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a rather large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of light caramel malt with light traces of hazelnut. Taste is a pretty easy to drink mix of light caramel malt with some notes of hazelnut and light residual sugar. Body is a bit light with good carbonation. Easy drinking with limited complexity.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Sept. 5, 2012 (purchased at Mission Valley (San Diego, Calif.) Vons on Sept. 2, 2012 as part of a Harvest 12-pack for $12.98). About three fingers of head. Poured a caramel, brown with khaki tan lacing. Good retention on sides (balanced, khaki white foam) and top (nice layer of film).
Smelled sharp note of a hybrid of chocolate, caramel and toffee. Reminded me initially of the Rolo candy bar. Also got some roasty nuts. Maybe even some coffee beans and dark chocolate.
Tasted slightly different than the smell. Got those roasted nuts, but also a sweet taste, like an espresso. Not as dark chocolate/coffeeish as the smell, but still sweet and flavorful.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. Very smooth.
Really liked this beer. Three words to sum it up would be nutty, espresso and smooth.