Beerandhockey8 (215) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - SEP 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 12oz bottle to lager glass. Pour is a deep copper, thick white head with active carbonation. Nose is caramel, malt, bread, toffee, slight chocolate. Taste is a mixture of bitter and sweet, light body with a thick creamy feel. Just right amount of carbonation, finishes very sharply. Great beer, Sam Adams kills this Harvest Sampler pack.
Davhgbrew (925) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doesn’t dissapoint with the hazelnut flavors. Tastes like nutela spread with maybe some cocoa. Seasonal and limited time sam adams brews all seem to hav a weak palate...other than that not bad.
shigadeyo (2973) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013 9/14/2013: Samuel Adams Hazel Brown... Aroma: Toasted nuts, vanilla, Tootsie Roll. Appearance: Brown-topaz (or golden-hazelhut) color; shiny with clean complexion and a dull light tan-colored head. Flavor: Vanilla hazelnut, caramel-Tootsie Roll malt; nutty finish with some light hoppiness (spicy and herbal). Palate: Medium-light; soft and smooth mouthfeel; a bit too much carbonation. Overall: Uber-artifical taste (seems to become less harsh as the beer has a chance to breathe); okay, but not great, so why is this so highly rated? 12 fl. oz. bottle. Rating #265 for this beer.
ScipioA (247) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very clear red/brown with a bit of tan head on the top, clean like other Sams. Wow this smells good, lots of sweet notes, some nut and a surprising undercurrent of warming alcohol. Flavors becomes sweeter, mainly from the caramel malts. Definitely taste the hazelnut, just the right amount. Carbonation seems pretty harsh, but the aftertaste is a nice bittersweetness. All around good beer and one of my favorites in the style.
zombywoof (447) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazelnut, chocolate and toffee aromas. Tastes not overly sweet nice balance. My only complaint is it is a little thin bodied. Very good otherwise.
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Filtered copper-brown-amber body. Steady, foamy off-white head. Big toffee, caramel tones. Really has a big hazelnut flavor, this is a beer they should make sixpacks out of. Surprisingly impressive. Medium bodied, drinkable. Bold flavors, balanced sweetness.
scottw86 (1089) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear darkish red-brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma is very nutty with sweet caramel malts. Taste is sweet with butterscotch and nuts. Very flavorful and tasty. Aftertaste leaves a long taste of pecans.
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Can’t remember where I got it. Pours clear brown with an inch off off-white head. Smells of roasted nuts and malts. Tastes of nuts, and cold flavored coffee. OK.
ExpendableHero (742) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazelnut brown beer with a frothy, tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate and caramel. Tastes of caramel, nutty/earthy flavors, some toffee, and hazelnut. Slightly bitter nutty finish. There is even a mild hop bite mixed in with these flavors. Easy to drink, solid beer.
Oginme (42) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from bottle: poured a nice dark amber/light brown color with modest off-white head. aroma was underwhelming, some hazelnut and some malty odors. taste was surprisingly good considering the lack of a strong nose, initial sweet biscuity taste with hazelnut flavor coming into play a bit later. Not a clean finish, as the hazelnut and malty flavors just kind of linger. It’s an OK drink, and I’d have another one easily enough, though it wouldn’t be my first pick.