GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour with a light head. Aroma is hazelnut. Taste is caramel malt followed by roasted hazelnut flavor. Little sweet, very tasty. Nice lacing.
Dodgrblu (617) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Sampler Pack, tons of sligthly-sweet nutty aroma, with a nutty finish. Very effervescent.
AndrewOD (15) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a deep brown color with a very light bubbly head. Subtle aroma of coffee and chocolate but the aroma is somewhat funky like a tootsie roll. The taste is much better than the smell. Instantly crisp mocha flavor that quickly dissipates to nothing with zero aftertaste. It leaves me wanting more full flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
seymour (1460) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from 12oz brown bottle, part of the fall seasonal mix-pack, into a nonic pint glass. It poured a beautiful clear deep reddish brown colour with fluffly, long-lasting beige foam and fine lace. The brewers’ description is fairly accurate: caramel, toffee, hazelnut, blah, blah, blah...but you know what it really smells and tastes like? Tootsie Rolls. It’s EXACTLY like liquified Tootsie Rolls. Medium body and carbonation, stickly pudding mouthfeel, lingering malty aftertaste. A bit too syrupy sweet for my taste, but overall a tasty and memorable brown ale.
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from a sample pack. One of the best new Sam Adams creations I have tried recently. mellow but with a good twist of hazelnut in the initial taste. Good coffee like finish. Would buy again
JustPlainLogan (58) - Galveston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite Sam Adams, but I found it to be a good beer to drink with dessert. Drank this while eating a hazelnut biscotti, and the salted caramel and toffee was exactly what the biscotti needed. The only drawbacks to the heavy, heavy caramel taste is the aftertaste.
Mep3222 (518) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a roasted malt aroma. Toasted malt taste, with a bit of a nutty flavor as well. Nice, maybe a bit odd, but is a fairly nice flavor, maybe a bit fake flavor but descent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MarkSachon (610) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from the Fall 2013 sampler case. This is a really mellow and rich brown that deserves high marks for craftsmanship. Let’s hope Sam Adams keeps these types coming.
BVery (6626) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear reddish amber pour with a small white head. Big hazelnut aroma. Not overly sweet. Smooth crisp palate. Pretty good.
SSSteve (3791) - - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with large fluffy beige head. Nutty caramel aroma. Nutty bitterness with a bit of unsweet caramel. Low hops.