TeijoA (73) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2017
35,5 cl bottle. Dark red/brown color with not much of a beige head. Aroma is pure hazelnut, especially when stirred. Also malt and peanut butter, some toffee, a little citrus in there. Taste is along the same lines, but with more citrus and the hazelnut comes in very strongly at the finish. Not the biggest fan of hazelnut, but that part works pretty alright here anyway. A bit too much of a brown ale/IPA hybrid though, I’d prefer more body, even more malt and less hops (even though it’s not bitter at all). Beyond that, it’s a solid brew, pretty high drinkability especially if you’re into hazelnut. Evilman (269) - Taverny, FRANCE - MAR 7, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2017 This was a pretty good surprise. I chose this one without knowing what to expect and I wasn?t disappointed. I usually tend to drink stronger beers, but its rather low alcohol level should not keep you away from this one as it is one of the most pleasant and tasty beer I had. Very sweet, close to no head and almost oily in mouth, and a delightful, quite present, nutty aroma. Not a beer you?d choose to get a refreshing drink, but goes perfectly with a good meal or a quiet moment. Damn cool! APPROVED BY TAVERNY?S BLACK METAL CREW! oobawa (1748) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Better than it scores, hitting just the hazelnut notes you want without growing cloy or gimmicky. Huge nutty malt notes, with hints of Toblerone and a mild Brit bitterness, leading to a yeasty, semisweet fade. Tasty but ugly, and the texture is pretty slack. Jorn69 (3364) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2017
Bottle (355 ml) @ Full Moon Brew Work, Phuket, Thailand 20170222. Roasted malty and nutty, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is roasted and nutty. Jimbo2 (554) - DENMARK - FEB 22, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2017 Overall crazy hazelnut or even Nutella flavour. Very pleasant and one of its kind.
mmmbeer (1429) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2017
650 mL bottle served in a shaker- can’t believe I haven’t had this one... poured a darkened brown color with maroon tint when held to a light source, razor thin white ring about the vessel for a head with very minimal lacing, aroma of caramel, various nuts, and a touch of honey. Hits the mouth with a light medium body, malt is in place as expected, middle has some sweetness and heft to it, finish has an oddly drying but pleasurable experience. A bit all over the map, but good. UXO (1922) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one fat finger of dense beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: hazelnut, peanut, caramel. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body tending lightly watery, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky medium duration finish. (3/5)
Having just recently tried their Hazelutely Choctabulous, I thought I’d go back and re-review its 60% component, since the last time I tried it was more than three years ago, when frankly I didn’t have the first clue what I was doing. And, not surprisingly, my score from back then was excessively high. Upon sober re-review, I conclude that this is slightly one-dimensional (all nut, all the time), slightly too sweet, and prone to a slight tendency to thinness in the finish. I can see how the addition of the Chocolate Stout (which I will be trying next) remediates those issues to make the Hazelutely Choctabulous as enjoyable as it is. (14/20) Ronritter (875) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2017
12oz Bottle pours amber brown. Thin head. Aroma is sweet malts and nuts Flavor follows suit ALIBALI (2502) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 17, 2017
The hazy Nutcracker. Malty Goodman with a lot of Brown Spirit. Metallisch, clear und angeroggt. Für zwischendurch..Nectar passt....the oily one ;). 0,1/1 Bon. BRAUKUNST LIVE 2017. anstei (2610) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a light beige foam. Aroma is hazelnut, strong toasted malts, caramel, chocolate. Light body, a bit thin but never losing its game, still kicking on that light nutty sweetness. Soft carbonation to drag it all down into a bitter-sweet caramel palate. Could be a tad drier, but otherwise a really nice late night downer.