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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This flavorful dark brown ale has a distinct hazelnut aroma and taste. Slightly sweet caramel and toffee malt notes accentuate the pleasant roasted hazelnut character. This medium-bodied brew finishes smooth with an underlying spiciness from the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Bottle from mari’s six pack. Pours brown with an inch of khaki foam that quickly disappears. Nice hazelnut and caramel notes on the nose. Fairly big malt and nutty notes on the tongue. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Earthy, spicy, nutty. Soft caramel mouthfeel and a dash of vanilla. Easy to drink while not entirely carving out the complexity, this Sam Adams does the trick. Watch for the deep berry flavors at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6015) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
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Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, hazelnuts, caramel, and some vanilla. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with cocoa and caramel. The finish has light-moderate hazelnuts and vanilla extract. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a little on the sweet side for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Dark red to light brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cloves, and suds. Rate is very rich, hazlenut, roasted malt, creamy very enjoyable taste. Mouthfeel is balanced but lighter than taste would lead.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Brown pour. Huge hazelnut and toffee aroma. Taste is the same. Some cocoa but mainly hazelnut and toffee. Quite rich. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wxman (1610) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours a clear cola brown color with a full rocky antique lace head. Hazel nuts quite noticiable in the aroma along with caramel malts. Taste is sweet roasted and caramel malts, hazelnuts, nutmeg and a butterness that rounds it out nicely. Good effort!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12 oz bottle from an assorted 12 pack. Pours a clear dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma is hazelnuts and caramel. Hazelnuts and coffee are the predominant flavors. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
bottle: brown with small off-white head. Aroma is hazel nutty, bready, malty, and a little hop spice. Flavor is nutty with a chocolate roast grain, caramel and a slight hop spice at the end. Sweetness dominates with big malty mouth feel. Heavy but nice flavoring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
12 ounce bottle from the fall sampler. Pours a clear chestnut color with a large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of nuts, sweet caramel and a cinnamon-like spice. The taste is nuts, caramel, faint hops. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oscbert (1165) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
~Chocolaty hazel aroma with light sweet caramel. Pours a clear light brown with reddish tints and a quickly disappearing off white head. ~Light roasty flavor with chocolate and hazelnut, light caramel sweetness. ~Med body, med high CO2, dry roasty finish. ~I didn’t like this as much a few days ago, but now having it after cookies it is much better. Enjoyable

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