oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with thick tan head that lasts. The hazelnut aroma is very prominent along with toffee, chocolate, and coffee. Heavy bodied brew that drinks very smooth. Malts kick in on the first swallow. Nicely toasted. Hops are only an afterthought on the finish. Great beer for big dinners on cool nights.
SudsMcDuff (8319) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown .. mild foam, same with lacing .. light hazelnut mostly, some roasted nut and bark .. pleasing sweetness .. light mouthfeel .. . quite an impressive brown, although just a bit thin to be great.. . .
If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ? ...
* Very large hands...
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pleasant appearing clear brown; aroma caramel and hazelnut present. Taste is smooth but somewhat sweet and a little over-spiced.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kroger. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is nutty and caramel. Taste is toast, a little metal, caramel, nuts, and then a metallic finish.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
roasty, coffee, red, clear, medium sweetness, light body, slick feel, would prefer to drink this one at a bonfire in Sept/Oct. A winner
robforbes (2233) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear brick-red with a medium size white head, and some lacing.
smell is cocoa, nuts, caramel, roastiness, malt, and some hops.
taste is smooth, chocolaty, nutty, some caramel, some brown sugar, and a little bit of roastiness to it. ends smooth and a little dry.
demitriustown (1188) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is distinctive hazel nut, smoky malt, a bit of toffee, and a overall roasted scent. Appearance is a clear dark reddish almost brown color with a slightly off white head that lingers. Taste has got a nice brown ale texture, hazel nut, chocolate cake, aqueous, and roasted malt nicely melt together. Palate is medium carbonation in the mouth with an nice hazel nut aftertaste that lingers. Overall, Better than I thought it would be. Cheers!
StefanSD (2446) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 12 oz bottle from a fall mix pack. Pours a sparkling roan brown color with a small off white head that soon dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is distinct with roasted hazelnuts and Frangelico. The taste is toffee malts forward with a good dose of frangelico liqueur. The palate was a bit thin and the carbonation was lively. Finished short and unsatisfying. Overall: Great aroma and taste but this just fell apart on the finish.
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear reddish brown with creamy diminishing tannish 1/2 finger head, no lacing. Aromas are sweet toffee, caramel, hazelnut , latte malts upfronts but sublte. Hops are muted like a brown should be, slight spicey yeasts. Taste are nutty, toffee, caramelize malts with deep fruits of fig and touch of mild coffee, yeasts are clean. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with balanced body, then a mild average length even keeled slightly dryish nutty finish. A wonderful brown, warms up well...
wlajwl (6658) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is nutty malts and grains. The flavor is hazelnut, toffee, malts and a mildly tart finish.