MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: bakery, pancakes, chocolate scratch and sniff stickers; Appearance: balsa tan head upon pour that lingers around the edge of the glass, good bubble action, cola brown unless you let some light through the glass, in which case it takes on more of a deep reddish amber color; Taste: pie crust, hazelnut of course, slight caramel, not too much burnt flavor, which is a good thing; Palate: drink one outside in the autumn air so you can add that musty leaf smell to the palate for a truely memorable experience, its really good, but maybe just a little heavier than I would prefer, every so often, after a draught, something sour lingers, but aftertaste is mostly sweet, caramelized sugar; Overall: a good seasonal (autumn) beer, I plan to save one to go with my Thanksgiving leftovers, I probably should have rated this beer higher, but I stick with my original numbers, I’d recommend it.
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly rich, despite a kind of malaise in the glass. Nutty, amber, dry and reflective of a nice malt, toast experience.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite surprised by how tasty this was. Not nutty at all, the sweetness is faint. More than anything else this is creamy. A good beer.
Nekronos (3594) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice too. Very smooth but interesting in shape. NIce aroma and enjoyable at the TV also.
cafgen (66) - California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Really flavorful beer. Nice creamy head. You can smell the sweet and nutty ingredients. A really tasty beer. Would rate it as one of my favorites if I could buy and drink a six pack, but because it's a flavored beer I would only have one.
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hockeybeerguy (893) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark brown body that leaves a half finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute. Some foamy rings are left in the lace.
The smell had nuts, malts, and light toffee.
The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added in some light chocolate.
The palate sat about medium on the body with nothing harsh on the tongue. It is very drinkable.
Overall, this is a pretty good beer that I had no problem drinking the rest.
gopherfan99 (196) - CROATIA - MAR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brown ale with nice caramel, hazelnut taste. I have only seen it the winter sample packs which is a shame since I would buy this beer on its own.
kramer (4681) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Pours a clear light chestnut brown body under a small wispy off white head. The nose is really sweet and loaded with hazelnut, smells a bit artificial. The flavor is just as sweet as expected, tastes like hazelnut coffee with a light nuttiness and some caramel on the finish. A little too artificial and sweet with not enough body to back up the flavoring. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a too long lingering hazelnut finish. I’ll take a pass on this one if a second go around comes.
beerfest5 (1059) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from winter sampler pack. Poured a thin brown into the pint glass, overwhelming aroma of roasted hazelnuts. You better like that taste if your going to try this one. Nice caramel malt smoothness combines with the richness of the hazelnut and makes an enjoyable beer but not a session ale, the flavor becomes cloying and too sweet for having more than one or two.
smcolw (529) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Modest starting head. Shrinks to ring lace. Clear, brown color.
Smells like burnt molasses with hazelnuts. Lots of toast.
Sweeter taste with a strong deep roast of hazelnuts. A bit sweet. Thin bodied and high in the carbonation. Short aftertaste. Relatively non-descript.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
this beer pours a brown color with a nice thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing. the aroma was hazelnut, nuttiness, coffee, caramel, chocolate. there is so much sweetness in the aroma. the flavor is identical to the aroma. this beer is very good in my opinion and i highly recommend it,