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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Four different malted barleys combine to create a distinctive, full-bodied beer with a roasted nuttiness, uniquely enhanced by a hint of hazelnuts. Smooth and creamy with the nose of the Willamette hop, this porter is a beer style unto itself.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5022) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2014
12oz bottle, from Party Town. Been nervous about this one. Expecting an oversweet mess. Aroma is suprisingly nice. Good chocolate notes, and hazelnut icing. Tons of vanilla. Pretty damn nice nose. Was not expecting to enjoy this this much at all. Very dark brown/red color, clear around the edges. Little khaki head, leaves decent splotches and ropes of lace. Nice toasty, nutty, chocolatey flavor. Moderate to bigger sweet taste, lightly spicy. Sweetness is not as bothersome as I expected. Thankfully, this is not heavy, it’s not overbearing, which seems to make the sweetness tolerable. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Slick texture. Medium body. Gets sweeter towards the end, but I’m surprised by how much I enjoyed the flavor of this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1672) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with lots of hazelnut on the nose. Flavor is pretty good actually. Hazelnut, roasted malts, sweetness with a nice mouthfeel. Surprisingly good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2055) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2014
This is amazingly drinkable and tasty, with a nice unique twist of the hazelnut onto the usual same old same old of roasted/toasted porter notes.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Drjohnrock (426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Twelve ounce bottle from the Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club. Very dark brown/ruby hue, small tan head, firm nose of malt, something that smells like cookie dough, and hazelnuts (I guess), flavor is mostly carbonation and chemical taste with sweet malty elements as the glass warmed but mostly in the finish--too little too late.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at the brewpub in Orlando. Clear brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROBC3366 (359) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Pours a dark brown with small tan head. Smells of caramel and hazelnut. Tastes very much like hazelnut and well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Pours a hazy, semi-transparent black caramel with a limited, dissipating head. Nose is a rich, nutty chocolate. Lightly caramel and chocolate on the palate with pleasant roasted coffee. Clean finish true to the style. All in all a top choice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Lorenasa (153) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Pours dark red with a quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma of hazelnut and caramel. Taste is woodsy with an musty character. Mouth feel is too fizzy for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sitzds (261) - - AUG 25, 2013
Pours opaque brown. Overwhelming hazelnut aroma with hints of caramel malt. Less malt on the tongue representative of an English porter with a clean finish. Just too much hazelnut!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (804) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 17, 2013
There’s something about hazelnut that I’ve come to love over the years and this doesn’t disappoint! Nice dark brown pour with a white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is dominated by the hazelnut. The flavor is right on point with a big hazelnut taste which is light in body. Drinkable yet flavorful - very well done!


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