cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
HQT Beer night. Draft from Brewery. Plenty of hazalnut aroma. Maybe a little on the sweet side. Decent beer from a little known, but very good brewery.
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another fine beer from Rat Hole. These guys are fairly new to Bend and right out of the gate they prove themselves with some more left-of-centre styles like this Hazelnut Porter. I read that they use real Hazelnuts as well and it is expressed in the truly nutty flavour. Lots of caramel, cocoa and coffee scent in this big browner but mostly the titular hazelnuts. Quite sweet but I enjoy and expect that from a nut-flavoured Porter style beer. A creamy and lightly syrupy mouthfeel surely add to the dessert-beer feel of this beauty.