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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A big Hazelnut Brown Ale with a warm, nutty, toffee-like flavor. A wonderful winter warmer to enjoy with friends during the holiday seasons. A wildly big strong ale we call the Big Shot.

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3.4
Strykzone (7555) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Enjoyed this winter warmer on a hot July day. A nice looking clear amber colored brew with a one finger light orange hued head and plenty of carbonation. A malty nose is robust and offers roasted nuts and sweet caramel. Flavor reminds me of a porter and is heavy with roasted nut and dry dark chocolate. Some nice November types of spices and cooked brown sugar. A smidge of hop brings the smallest bit of bitter and tart effects. This is an sweet beer that is enjoyable and dangerously easy to drink.

3.8
ILoveNewBeer (113) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Delicious hazelnut flavor. I used to work at a coffee store and their Hazelnut coffee wishes that it had this flavor.

3.4
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Courtesy SoLan. Pours a maroon brown, with a small foamy light brown head. Smells of some definite caramel malt, a little nuttiness to it, along with a touch of some dark fruit. The flavor has got some noticeable roast to it, went along with the nuts and dark fruits that all blended together to formulate this beer’s identity. Pretty decent drinking brown ale, i think maybe a touch underrated.

3.3
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Medium brown with a light tan head. Aroma is sweet and nutty, with some raisins and toffee, and a touch of roastiness. Flavor sits firmly on the sweet side as well, nutty, slightly earthy, with toffee and caramel as well. Very slight spicy bitterness. Medium-full bodied.

3.4
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2008
Bottle courtesy of illinismitty. Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Smells fruity with some tarte hints. Tastes nutty with some fruity touches. Mouthfeel is crisp with some spicy hints on the finish.

3.1
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2008
22oz, Bottle, with to from tag, easy and boring, this one tastes fine, and there is a lingering aftertaste of malty ooco nose. easy drinking and not half bad.

3.7
topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2008
22 oz bottle pours clear brown with an off white head. Toasted nutty aroma. Flavor is slightly bitter, toasty easy to drink with a little hoppy bitterness.

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sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Tasted 3/22/08. 22oz bomber. Clear with a ruby brown hue. Layer of off-white head. Nutty and cocoa nose. Medium bodied with mild tight effervescence. Nice brown ale characteristics. Bready nutty and fudgy. Nice hop bitterness in the finish. Grassy hop flavor. Nutty and toasty. Closeout at Whole Foods for $1.49. For that price, it’s a steal.

2.7
3fourths (9357) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Bomber. Red and brown clear filtered body. Big toast and charred bread crust and walnut nose. Hoppy but far too starchy and coarse on the palate, tastes like burnt chestnuts, toasted bread, stale bran, and mashy graham crackers. Really, really terrible about halfway through a glass.

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kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
22oz bottle, courtesy of acrdz. Thanks, Mike! Pours a clear, medium orange-amber color; khaki head with patchy, fine-bubbled lacing. Light aroma, showing sugar and toffee and some caramel; tea-like malts. Medium mouthfeel: tea, wet malts, cereal, and some bread; average carbonation; not much here; slightly astringent and chalky, with a touch of mineral bitterness. Not quite a rollercoaster of taste excitement. Medium finish, showing cereal, toasty grains, and sugar.


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