Maakun (6766) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2016 Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From growler...imagine it wouldve been nice and creamy on nitro, still was out of the growler but had more potential, huge aroma of malt vanilla and coffee, flavor of roast, chocolate malt, nut flavors. Would love to try on Nitro.
Almost black with creamy light brown head. Strong hazelnuts, coffee, light roasted malts, soft minerals, dried and sugared mango, light ash. Light sweet and under medium bitter. Under medium bodied with a bit dry feel. A bit too much hazelnut maybe, but quite good. Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - JUN 24, 2016
On tap at Founders. Dark with thick nitro head. Wonderfully smooth mouthfeel but it's low bodied with a thin taste. SG111 (2145) - New York, USA - JUN 4, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 Tap at the source. Nitro. Pours gorgeous black, nitro head. Aroma is absurdly delicious hazelnut and coffee. It?s amazing. Truly phenomenal Aroma. It?s chocolate and coffee and hazelnut. It?s just mixed together beautifully. Flavor is hazelnut, nitro body, coffee. Just truly excellent. The hazelnut is so good. 948315 (3.9)
Revisited. Meh. Very watery. 747315 (3.6) bigtaster (1038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
Nitro at brewery. Beautiful looking beer, black with large thick tan head that stays through to the finish. Nose, is subdued coffee and chocolate. As with most nitro this has an extremely soft, smooth texture to it, but the finish is slightly watery. The body for a 4.2% beer is a feat on it’s own. Sometimes this is exactly what I want. BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Nitro on tap at Founders. Creamy and roasty. Hazelnut flavor, a bit thin though. Very solid effort. Would try again.
ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Nitro at brewery. the pour is black with a creamy head expected with a nitro. The taste is thin as the abv would indicate. Lots of hazelnut flavor mixed with malt. Decent brew but want more flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone charule (2302) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
On tap nitro at Founders KBS release. Poured black with thick beige head. Aroma pretty light oats and hazelnut. Light carb light bod. Taste pretty bland watery oats. Pretty upset. Wanted this to be just like or better then frangelic mountain brown but its missing so much. koleminer20 (4176) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
On tap at Founders. The pour is a beautiful black with a nice tan nitro head. There isn't much of a lace, but the nitro head is beautiful. The aroma is really nutty. There is a nice roasted malt to it, and it almost carries a bit of peanut butter to it. The flavor is really nutty. There is a light dry roast on the finish, but it's light. There is a lot of peanut butter and a roast, just like the aroma. The mouth feel is really thin for a nitro, with a good carbonation but it falls off the tongue quickly. The aftertaste is lingeringly nutty, but disappointing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone umich03jm (3512) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Tap at Founders. Pitch black pour with a thick, creamy head that just doesn’t move. I always love the appearance of nitro beers. The aroma is just straight up hazelnut and coffee beans. Smells amazing. Tastes the same with a huge creaminess from the nitro. No sweetness. Dry and bitter in the finish. Medium body. Really good beer but some sweetness would really help this. Mark_Eck (1998) - - JUL 15, 2014
Notes from trip home in April. Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma is sweet coffee and vanilla. Taste is smooth coffee goodness.