onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear amberish copper with a thin sticky white head. Nose is full of hazelnut tones and biscuity cocoa-ness. Flavor is rich with hazelnut and light milk chocolate tones. Basically tastes like the beer form of a ferot rochert. Lots of hazelnut, a bit of chocolate, on a medium body. Lovely!
snoworsummer (2167) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head and some lacing. Tastes like chocolate, creamy, buttery, hazelnut, with hints of coffee. Low/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet, nutty, creamy chocolate.
jake65 (2636) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a light chestnut color with a mountain of fluffy beige head. Good retention and thick lacing. Nose is exactly what you’d expect from fresh hazelnut coffee… good roast, lightly, nutty, and some milk chocolate. Flavor is roast forward with the coffee trailing slightly. Gets a little metallic in the end. A little floral component keeps away that soapy/bitter finish that detracts from the style. I think I’d enjoy this more without the hazelnut, but pretty good stuff nonetheless.
sonnycheeba (3570) - 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 (209) - 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 (981) - 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 (1964) - 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 (4101) - 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 (4935) - 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 (519) - 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...