jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-tight lt tan-mahogany. A-roasty/nutty/cocoa/hazel (coffee)-med malt, slight spice. T-roasty/nutty/cocoa/hazel (coffee)-med/dk malt, slight spice. Drying finish.
Tmoney99 (9610) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium toasted sweet malt and hazelnut aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Light brown pour with a finger of khaki head. Nice nutty, sweet nose. Hazelnut, light vanilla, toast, and a touch of chocolate. Caramel sweetness. Flavor is quite sweet. Hazelnut, vanilla, and caramel. A touch of fruit, some chocolate, and toast.
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown pour with a very light brown head. Loads of hazelnuts, sweet grain, caramel malts. Not vey complex but it delivers what it promises.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvest collection. Pours clear deep ruby brownish with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, vinous fruit, brown sugar. Tastes earthy malty, somewhat sweet and caramelly, with a big hazelnut flavor. Stays nutty and earthy/caramelly throughout, with finishing hops and fruit.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Ughsmash (6915) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear, medium reddish-brown with a tall, creamy off-white head. The aroma picked up sweet hazelnuts, bready notes, and toffee with light, fresh earth and vanilla around.. nice. The flavor found more hazelnuts plus caramel, vanilla, and biscuity malts at the core.. dry earthy bitterness and more vanilla around.. went back to the hazelnuts on the finish. Light-medium bodied and scratchy on the palate.. a bit watery on the middle.. overall a decent drinker, but not much more.
blutt59 (5913) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, almond brown color with no head, aroma is maltedmilk chocolate and roast flavors of mostly tootsie rolls, roast and malty, dry finish
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at ebp. Pours a murky dark brown with a dense and sudsy light tan head. Lots of sheety lace. Big tangy nose of aluminum and overripe dates. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Flattish mid palate with butterscotch, aluminum, and overripe tree fruit. Tangy finish.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Decent brown pour, plenty of red and definitely clear under the light, under a nice khaki head that cuts quickly but laces plenty with every sip. Huge nutty aroma with plenty of hazelnut and touches of caramel and chocolate. The flavor basically mimics the aromaís prediction, showing a ton of nuttiness with lingering chocolate and caramel. This is perhaps a bit sweet and nutty for me, but overall itís not bad.