sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown with thick, creamy beige head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, light toffee, hazelnut, floral notes, and some fig. Flavor is dry, toasted malts, light caramel, dark fruit esters, and toasted nuts; dry finish. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.
toml219 (203) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a shaker. Brown pour smell of nuts. Hazelnut taste just an okay brown ale.
Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I bought this variety pack and I'll be damned if I don't rate all six of these. Pours clear, chestnut brown with 1 finger of frothy khaki head that lasts forever. Aroma of grass, biscuit, a little bit nutty. Not the beer's fault, but doesn't smell like anything that's going to excite me. A little more toffee and lightly sweetened roasted nuts as it warms - okay, I'll be an adult and reserve judgment. Tastes somewhat sweet, light bitter finish, some more roasted, almost chocolatey notes. Short, pleasant finish. Light-medium body, average carbonation, creamy, almost milky texture. Overall: I was ready to dismiss this one almost before I started, but it's been my favorite of the set - enjoyable. Still, based on this I'm not going to be seeking out Sam Adams variety packs again.
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MadRobin (1830) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Clear, dark ruby red with a large khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of toffee, bread, hazelnuts and brown sugar.
Taste of toffee, brown sugar, nuts, caramel and grass.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
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hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 10-26-2013 (Bottle) When poured into my glass, the head is medium sized and smooth with a beige head. The body is transparent, amber, fair amount of lacing, and slow rising carbonation. The Aroma is caramel malt, nutty and sweet. The Taste is sweet, caramel malt, hint of spice, nutty, and lightly roasty. This beer has a short dry finish. The Palate is smooth and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is a quaffable session beer, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated hazy with floating yeast chunks light cola brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was nutty and brown malt. The semi-flat crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a medium malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of hazelnut sweet and brown malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
DATE TASTED: October 11, 2013 ... GLASSWARE: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint... OCCASION: drinking--enough said...APPEARANCE: dark brown body supports a dreamy white lacing; effervescence slows to a small stream of bubbles... AROMA: oaky, nutty fragrances merge with subtle, sugary/caramel hints to give the brew an intriguingly welcome wrinkle to the usually blander genre; a bit astringent at times...PALATE: medium-bodied, reasonably creamy and suitable for a crisp fall evening such as this...TASTE: toffee, sweet caramel and vanilla swirl to a palatable balance; moves beyond the average brown...OVERALL: a surprise in a mix pack of seasonals; I found this to be a beer I’d revisit when hosting Thanksgiving this year--and I believe the guests would appreciate it as well...
sitzds (280) - - OCT 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle at a party. No assessment of appearance. Aroma was caramel, hazelnut, maple syrup. Flavor is sweet malt, hazelnut, faint hop spice. Light to medium bodied, neither thick nor thin, high carbonation.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz in MA. Light greyish brown. Big perfume aroma, hazelnut coffee creamer. Oddly artificial or pumped up nut malts. Liquid tootsie roll essence. Strong bodied but not my favorite.
TheLevi4000 (63) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow pleasantly surprised with this. A 12 pack was broken up and was able to pick up just one of these and wasn’t expecting much. I was thinking that it would be like a lot of beers that advertise a flavor and not deliver. Totally wrong nice brown ale with noticeable hazelnut flavor.