alexsdad06 (10262) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Draft at Jackie O’s (also DLD ’12). Pours a chocolatey dark brown color with a small khaki head. The aroma is roasted, chocolate, nutty with a hint of vanilla. The flavor is moderately sweet chocolate, roasted malts, hazelnut, creamy smooth, vanilla; very easy drinking stout. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2012
growler shared by alexsdad while waiting in line at darklord day. thanks brad. short rate... medium stouty blackish pour with deeper brown edges and topped with mild beige head... cocoa, chocolate, and roast alongwith a nice hazelnut profile. nice... flavors offer more of the same with sweet stout base enhanced by the addition of hazelnuts that was perfect for the early morning time of day. medium bodied to go alongside a similar level of carbonation. easy drinking with a good flavor backbone. SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
big thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing this growler. notes of milk chocolate, tootsie rolls, cocoa, and a pleasant dry nuttiness. creamy, lush body. well balanced. good attenuation. pretty good. phaleslu (10098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
Pour from a growler shared by alexsdad06- thanks again, Brad! Pours a really nice dark, chocolaty brown color with a small tan head. Lots of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, toast, wood, and a good deal of nuts. Hazelnut really stays on the finish. Also some vanilla sweetness. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Very nice. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Received in a 4 oz. taster glass. This is a stout at around 8 or 9% (I think) brewed with hazelnuts, chocolate, and honey.
3.5 A: Black color. Came without a head.
4.5 S: Supple roastiness. Hazelnuts pop with lots of chocolate. Touch of honey and deep caramel. This is a lot like Oil, which is of course a good thing.
4.0 T: Drier than I was expecting. Roasty with a big graininess. Chocolate and hazelnuts dominate again. Honey is on the weaker end.
3.5 M: Ligher medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Not bad, but could be creamier.
4.0 D: Tasty beer, but it lives in the shadow of Oil as far as I’m concerned.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 03-25-2012 21:09:27
JStax (6345) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured on draft. Appearance is a dark brown with a thin, khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is super faint. I can barely pick up on anything at all. Just the typical chocolate, coffee notes of a stout. Taste is interesting. I get some chocolate, vanilla, and an added sweetness. Aftertaste is where this beer really comes through for me, as the hazelnut really didn’t show up until then, but when it did, it was fantastic. Aftertaste made this beer for me. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Shared by B3C. Poured black color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Solid roasted coffee, nuts and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted balanced flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My high expectations where met. brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Smells of a sweet mix of chocolate and hazelnut. Brownish black body with tan head. Tastes of a little hazelnut and a little coffee. Finishes real smooth. JaBier (7806) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. Darkest brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, hazelnut and cream. Chocolate and roast on the tongue first, then hazelnut all the way through to the finish. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Dark brown almost black color, minimal light tan head. Little lace. Nice roasty chocolatey base, and I’m impressed that there’s actually a distinctive hazelnut note here, that qualifies this as a legitimate nutella-stout. A good, thicker body, appropriately rich texture. Smooth carbonation. Mostly sweet taste -- just like actual Nutella, it’s probably too sweet unless enjoyed with something to complement it, such as a fresh slice of multigrain bread. I’m sure something like that would have made this taste even better. Interesting brew