jazz88 (2471) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a laced tan head. Hazelnut flavors but a weak porter.
Ed5388 (629) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small light brown head. Aroma of artificial hazelnut, molasses, and caramel malt. Taste is extremely nutty, hints of sweet molasses, with a burnt coffee aftertaste.
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a dark brown color with a frothy, light tan head. Poor head retention. The nose is a mix of toasted hazelnuts, lightly roasted malt, and a bit of cocoa powder. The flavor has a harsh roasted note along with a strong nuttiness with slight burnt chocolate and watered down stale coffee notes. Thin on the palate with too much carbonation. Not very good in terms of taste or mouthfeel. Skip this one.
otakuden (1704) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours with a massive fizzy khaki head which rises fast and fades slow. Dark woods under a khaki head with mahogany highlights.
Cocoa powder and cocoa dusted almonds and hazelnuts. Chocolate cake and pumpernickel breads. A bit peppery in the back. Brown paper bags underneath.
Tart at first followed by dry, peppery, acrid and ashy notes. Paper and stale dusty nuts. Tannic acidity along the edges. Fizzy cola mouthfeel and taste.
Maybe it was an old bottle; I couldn’t find a date to verify so take this review with a grain of skepticism. That aside, if it wasn’t an old bottle, avoid at all costs. Blech.
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Brewdork (67) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown with short, creamy white head. Nice malty aroma with pronounced hazelnut notes. Decent malty-hazelnut flavor with a hint of smokiness that gives way to a bitter, unpleasant aftertaste.
rauchbierlover (452) - Roma, ITALY - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown body, minimal beige head. Malty sweet, nutty in aroma and flavour. Not too bad, but a bit oversweetned.
Nekronos (3231) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
INteresting. NOt sure what was this doing among all the fruit ones but it was soft and good.
BitchPls (261) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet and strongly nutty aroma. Cola brown, beige head. Watery body. Roasted coffee. Not really good tasting.
jwillyburns (13) - - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From beer of the month club. It totally tastes like its named -- hazelnut porter. Pretty good and pretty unique.
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mikemccarthy (87) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark but slightly translucent mahogany with a thin, tan head that quickly fades with moderate lacing. Subtle, complex aroma with hints of malt, chocolate and caramel. Silky mouthfeel with slight effervescence, appropriate to the style. Roasted, caramel flavor in line with the aroma. Nice representative of the style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for the Daystrom M-5
bmsulliv (84) - - APR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lives up to its name very nutty flavor and finish. Light brown looks more like a brown ale than porter. Underwhlrming
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