radio_nowhere (795) - Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 Bottle in fall variety pack. Poured into glass dark brown with off white head. Aroma of hazelnut, coffee and some toffee. Taste brings out brown sugar sweetness, roasty malts, some vanilla and bitterness. Pretty good actually!
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice color and head. Good earthy malt flavor with very subtle hop undertones. I was surprised and pleased.
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear medium brown with an average (1-2 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced down to a medium film and large collar with fair runny lacing.
The aroma was most definitely loaded with Hazelnut and also had a toasted caramel malt and a sweet earthy yeast with notes of caramel, toffee and a slight coffee roastiness.
The taste was malty, nutty and lightly sweet with a hint of caramel early on, with the finish possessing a mild toffee presence and a roasty coffee ending. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with the roasty sweet nutty taste fading ever so slowly into the back ground.
Mouthfeel was a step or two below medium in body and quite creamy in texture with a good solid medium carbonation.
Overall a fantastic, unique tasting Brown Ale that had all the flavors blending so well that it made this drinking experience simply wonderful. Only thing I wish is that they sold it in six packs year round...
UncleKorm (781) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown hue w/ an off-white frothy mostly diminishing head and minor lacing. Medium aroma of dough, caramel, and amaretto. Initial flavor is heavy sweet to a faint bitter finish of short duration. Taste of vanilla flavoring, hazelnut flavoring, almond extract and sweet caramel. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, and a long lasting flavorings in the finish.
mike67 (779) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours light brown with a long lasting off-white head. Aroma is very nutty, malty with hints of hops. Body is light to medium, slightly crisp. Taste is mostly hazelnuts, toffee balanced by earthy hops. Finish is medium, hazelnutty. Good brew if you like hazelnuts.
rader58 (775) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark honey color. Aroma of hazelnut, caramel, vanilla, peat. Flavor of Hazelnut, caramel, with a touch of dark chocolate and vanilla. I really enjoy this brown ale.
dlbeer (771) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown pour with white head. Smells of toasted malts and nutty. Nutty taste with caramel and toffee. Nice, easy drinking brown.
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jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours brown with a large tan head. Moderately roasted malt aroma with a nice nuttiness and a hint of coffee. Slightly sweet, roasted flavor with nuts and light coffee. Similar finish with a hint of spicy hops.
garrison (767) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alright, part of the seasonal batch purchased at Remke/Biggs - This is a sweet, haxel infused session brew. I like it!
beertholomeus (754) - California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a crisp amber brown color with off white head. Big malt, hazelnut, caramel and toffee aroma and the flavors are the same. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel malt finish.