jcwattsrugger (10903) - 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.
Drjohnrock (416) - 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 (5849) - 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 (7839) - 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 (6914) - , 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 (1382) - 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 (1263) - 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.
IPAddict (1) - Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich chocolate and hazelnut flavor, great color and chewiness. You have a hard time telling it’s a big beer.
Dogbones (117) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kapow. Smells great. Good representation of style. Ohio has some solid beer coming out!
obguthr (3386) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutella nose, more chocolate than hazelnut. Mahogany, slow building thick tan head. Sweet, chocolate syrup flavor, intense. Gives way to a nuttier hazelnut presence at midpalate and beyond. There’s an overriding grapey note that doesn’t seem like it belongs but adds a pbj element that is intriguing. Concord grapes are unavoidable upon warming. Trippy and enjoyable.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small tan head.
Aroma of strong hazelnut, coffee.
Caramel, hazelnut flavor.