Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of cocoa, hazelnuts, caramel, and some vanilla. It pours a transparent orangish-brown with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with cocoa and caramel. The finish has light-moderate hazelnuts and vanilla extract. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, it’s a little on the sweet side for me.
dwyerpg (4508) - 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.
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this 12oz bottle from one of those Sam Adams box-sets. Poured a creamy brown color with an off-white head. Aroma was pretty distinct hazelnuts with some nice roasted nutty character and some sweet toasted malts. Flavor was hazelnuts, with some toffee and caramel. Perhaps it is a bit artificial, but I enjoyed the brew enough I think.
ChainGangGuy (4351) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a translucent, amber-brown body with a reasonable-sized, ivory-hued head.
Smell: Well, hazelnuts, to be precise, with the brown ale backing notes smelling of roast, toasted breadcrusts, and caramel (even a bit of cocoa). Very soft fruitiness. Light tea-like notes delivered by the hops.
Taste: The aforementioned toast, roast, and sweetish caramel (oh, and the cocoa powder) maltiness dialed back just a bit by a bite from the spicy, herb notes imparted by the noble hopping. And, of course, there’s the hazelnut flavoring. Standard SA house yeastiness. Semi-dry, nutty, malty finish.
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Not too thick, not too thin, with just the right about of suds.
Overall: A tasty brew. Why, it’s like a Hazelnut Nectar with the nigh unmistakable SA house yeast character.
thornecb (4315) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany into a Sam glass. Tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving scant spiders. Sweet hazelnut aromas. Sweet hazelnut and caramel upfront turning dry in the lasting toast, roasted nut and earthy hop finish.
nuplastikk (4299) - 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.
JohnnyJ (4265) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour, with an off white head. Quite sweet, toffee, hazel nut, musty malts, and sugar. Not easily drinkable, taste is ok.
nick76 (4180) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2012 The aroma is nutty with hazelnuts, roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. There is a light hopping. The appearance is medium, brown with a two finger head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is typical. Overall a nice beer but slightly watery.
unclemattie (4134) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Medium brown color. Smells of sweet toasted sugar and a nutty character. Flavor is heavy hazelnut extract. A touch of chocolate malts in the finish.(3444)
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2013 Lightly tannic, light diacetyl, toasted, lightly sweet hazelnut aroma - well done. Really good looking brew - ruby, dark brown, clingy, spotty head. Informative but bad label. Smooth, nicely roast-bitter, good nutty sweetness. Medium-to-session weight, fine grained effervescence without being fizzy. Hazel/coffee vapors in the finish. A quality beer of which the discriminating beer drinker could consume bathtub-like quantities. Walmart, Thomasville Road, part of a fall mixpack.