ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: pours a dark mahogany with a small light tan head. Aromas are so nice... Hazelnut fruit and chocolate... The taste hits my tounge perfectly... Strong hazelnut, and sweet chocolate. It sits in your mouth perfect... It goes down way too fast... So good!
Johnsense (791) - - MAY 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola/black pour, decent sized head. rich chocolate aroma with the hazelnut taking a back seat. Taste of chocolate covered raisin, toffee, slightly nutty, very sweet - dessert like. Medium body. bob, if you see this hook me up again!
wedgie9 (1888) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a capped 650mL bomber bottle at the Saturday night post-grand-tasting-tasting at RBWG Asheville. Pours clear cola with an average beige head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is white chocolate covered raisin with some caramel and a touch of nutty malt. The flavor is that very unique white chocolate covered raisin with a lightly bitter toasted note and, caramel, and nutty malt. The body is full with light carbonation and a long toasted nutty, caramel, and raisin finish.
shrubber85 (7555) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Candied sugar/caramel malt aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet candied fruit and caramel malt flavor. Light alcohol finish. Very sweet but very good.
Drjohnrock (431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler from bottle at 2014 Price Hill Beer Fest, tasted on February 16, 2014. Medium ruby/brown hue, strong boozy/musty nose, smooth but strong flavor like the aroma. The abv certainly makes its presence known. A fine beer.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at RBWG 2014 grand tasting, thanks! Pours a clear amber brown with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with some hazelnut and earthy grains backing. Flavor has sweet hazelnut with sweet grains and cookie as well as a backing honey note.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBWG14 Trip Rating #139. Bottle shared at the Grand Tasting. Pours a clear amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, floral and herbal notes. Taste is chocolate, candied fruits, herbal hops. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (8240) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG Grand tasting. Pours amber brown with off white head. Nose and taste of toasted nuts, toasted malts, hazelnut, almonds and spice. Medium body.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. Mahogany pour. Loads of awesome melted chocolate flavor. Doubled down on the chocolate in the flavor with slight strawberry notes. There’s this interesting cooling sensation that I really dig. Crisp, cooling, luscious. Great stuff!
chinchill (1799) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle
Pours red-brown with good clarity and a modest but partly durable head.
Strong nutty aroma suggest a beer that is sweeter than this turns out to be. Only mildly sweet upfront, it turns mildly bitter by the aftertaste.
Medium+ body; medium carbonation. Smooth.
O: an imperial nut brown in both aroma and flavor. High ABV is well hidden.