chickenflea (309) - 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 (4292) - 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 (665) - 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.
Arayaga2 (1710) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Even amber brown with a cm of dense tan head. Aroma is caramel and nutty notes with a graham cracker component. Taste is the same but carries a sharp, almost sour note.
RobertDale (2614) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - SEP 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a nice biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, nuts, caramel, and chocolate. Taste is similar. Just a bit too sweet.
BroSpud (1525) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle included in a mix pack. I did not expect this to be any good and only tried it because it was a part of a mix pack but it ainít bad. The hazelnut taste is very subtle (thankfully) and it seemed to me to have more caramel and chocolate notes overall. Pretty decent brown ale.
mcox90 (1374) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, part of the Harvest Collection 12 pack. Pours a clear cola like brown with a 1 finger off white head. Head receded leaving a ring around the glass. Aroma is a sweet mix of hazel nut, chocolate & a hint of coffee. Sweet in the mouth, more hazel nut. Kind of like Nutella. Full bodied. Pretty good.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this 12oz bottle from one of those Sam Adams box-sets. Poured a creamy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was pretty distinct hazelnuts with some nice roasted nutty character and some sweet toasted malts. Flavor was hazelnuts, with some toffee and caramel. Perhaps it is a bit artificial, but I enjoyed the brew enough I think.
jcartamdg (1442) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a thick white head. Aroma of hazelnuts, coffee and spices. Taste follows, a little zing with the hops and spices. A bit on the thin side. All around good beer
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Trev (1775) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown pour with a medium tan head.
aroma is hazel nut, chocolate.
Body is a little light.
Flavour is nutty, light roasted malt character. Soft finish.