jcwattsrugger (11751) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-tan-dk copper. A-hazelnut/molasses-med malt. T-hazelnut/molasses-med malt, 2nd spice hops.
joeneugs (4872) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBWG. It pours a dark brown color with a brown head. The aroma has big notes of cocoa, vanilla and alcohol. Pretty hot actually, but it’s tempered by some nice notes of fruitcake, dates and plum. Finishes rich and warming. I liked this one.
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at rbwg 2016. Clear reddy, caramel brown coloured pour with a small loose. Aroma is hot alcohol, cakey, toffee. Praline. Vanilla. Big maple syrup. Palate is full and sticky, lowish carbonation. Flavour is composed of sticky hot alcohol. Maple. Cloying sweet. Harsh bitter liquorice.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small dark brown highlights and small beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, medium body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is hazelnut, nuts, roasted malt, and some alcohol. A little heavy.
jackl (6308) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during RBWG on the Booze Bus. Brownish pour with a small tan head. NOse of candied orange peel and light milk chocolate. Fairly sweet. Taste of toasted nuts. Plenty of coconut. Sweet, oily and rich. Good, but substantial. Pretty fat.
Theydon_Bois (14964) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever for this juan.
Chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering.
Nose is nutty, caramel fudge, sweet notes.
Taste comprises toffee, sweet dark fruits, caramel fudge, malt base, biscuit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Solid flavoursome brown, masks the ABV well.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending. Pours a bit hazy, reddish brown appearance with a brown head. Very aromatic- rich toffee coffee creamer, vanilla, buttered pecans, and ice cream. Carbonation is a bit dull. A little high in alcohol. Some notes of berries and prunes but at the forefront is coffee, vanilla, and brown sugar. Not bad.
GenDV138 (4570) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Hazy amber/brown with off-white head. Aromas of big caramel, toffee. Tastes of rich caramel and toffee. Medium body with a dry finish. Delicious.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle during RBWG, pours a very dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong cocoa and hazelnuts. Thin mouthfeel with strong hazelnuts, cocoa puff, very sweet, nice.
48FanInCali (829) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - This is a like it or hate it beer. Dark brown pour with ample head but not much retention. Nose is heavy on the hazelnut and sweet malt. Taste is sweet with a big hit of hazelnuts. Much better than Frangelic Mountain Brown but you have to really enjoy sweet beers to enjoy this.
DialSquare (3786) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 12oz bottle from Dutch’s in Cincinnati. Blackish-brown pour with a thin khaki head. Aroma of nutty, coffee, sweet dark fruit. Tastes are hazelnut, vanilla, sweet chocolate, caramel. Just a little bitter. Don’t get much of the alcohol at all. Thin but creamy palate. Not one of my favorite styles, but this is super interesting. 2/7/15: on tap at Daily Growler. big complex spiced aroma. tastes are big and sweet up front then balanced well with chalky bitter. lots of chocolaty goodness. not quite as enamored as first try, but really good. would love to get variants.