Chickow! - Triple Digit Brewing Co.
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4.06/5 rDev -2.2%
On-tap at King's Table, Beavercreek, OH
A: The beer is ver dark reddish amber in color and appears black when viewed from afar. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: moderate aromas of sweet hazelnut syrup are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of hazelnuts along with a bit of sweetness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes a lot like a hazelnut flavored coffee without the coffee. It's definitely a dessert beer with the sweetness. The beer is very drinkable considering the strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.
10-27-2013 02:07:53 | More by metter98
3.96/5 rDev -4.6%
Appearance: Arrives fudge brown with a nice tan cap; a few strands of lacing trail behind
Smell: Brown bread, mocha, caramel, hazelnuts and vanilla
Taste: Mocha and caramel, up front, with vanilla and hazelnut flavors building into the middle; some nutskin bitterness, after the swallow, but the hazelnuts, mocha and caramel flavors dominate the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: While the beer is a bit on the sweet side so I wouldn't want to drink it in quantity, it brings a different flavor profile that is certainly worth sampling
08-14-2013 21:05:54 | More by brentk56
3.71/5 rDev -10.6%
As one of Cincinnati's newcomers on the craft beer scene, Triple Digit isn't treading lightly- jumping right out of the gate with a Hazelnut Double Brown Ale. Not the safe Northern English "Newcastle Brown Ale-type" beer, but a bodacious, creative, and lush beer that's sure to win over the hard-core malty ale lovers.
The obvious brown-stained beer shows garnet highlights through a medium-weight haze. As the dark ale settles into the snifter, it releases a dainty, light tan head that tops the beer like latte. Lacing lightly on the glass, the beer denotes each sip with well-defined rings of foam.
Opening with a punch of nuttiness, there's no mild insinuations of hazelnut through malt, but an obvious overtone that commands the ale from nose to finish. But the rise of pure hazelnut extract is backed by sheer malty underpinnings: molasses, toffee, caramel walnut, and toast prop up the nutty flavors with strong sweetness and a creamy milkshake-type smoothness. Background dates and figs butt right up against rummy alcohols and minerally iron for a balance against the dessert-like sweetness to close the beer's taste.
Medium-full in body, the beer doesn't scream "imperial". Instead, its quiet and calm demeanor is lush, succulent and seductive as the toffee wraps around the tongue and extends its malt-forward demeanor deep into finish and aftertaste. Only the warm dryness of alcohol and the brisk iron-clad finish rivals its sweet focus.
Hazelnut seems to be a polarizing taste- love it or hate it, this is not an "everyone" kind of beer. Its meant to appease the sweet tooths and those who prefer to drink their dessert.
06-20-2013 17:41:25 | More by BEERchitect
United Kingdom (Wales)
3.95/5 rDev -4.8%
Pours a beige head. Color is a dark brown.
Flavor profile: Marshmallow, chocolate, cocoa, hazelnut. Roasted malts with some syrup.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. A little hot.
This beer is very flavorful, but it shows a little alcohol. It has a lot of flavors, but it is a little syrupy or artificially sweet.
05-15-2014 00:55:07 | More by mothman
3.86/5 rDev -7%
12 oz bottle
Pours red-brown with good clarity and a modest but partly durable head.
Strong nutty aroma suggest a beer that is sweeter than this turns out to be. Only mildly sweet upfront, it turns mildly bitter by the aftertaste.
Medium+ body; medium carbonation. Smooth.
O: an imperial nut brown in both aroma and flavor. High ABV is well hidden.
02-08-2014 22:58:53 | More by chinchill
3.89/5 rDev -6.3%
Appearance - Here's to Lightning McQueen... the pour shows a dark caramel brown color, a thin head of light mocha with impressive resilience.
Aroma - grains with a light toast, a touch of metal.
Taste - rich malts, far richer than the sniff lets on. Sweet they are, the toastiness remains light, and again a faint metallic note. Hazelnut shows up more on the aftetaste along with some alcohol warming. They come off a little green, a little stone fruit type of nuttiness. The finish keeps some sweetness along with the hazelnut and toasty grain. Although the high abv is evident, it is pretty well hidden by the big flavors.
Mouthfeel - rich and smooth. The carbonation is frisky but the body is so big that the bubbles are helpful for balance .
Overall - a nice change of pace with the hazelnuts. I would seek out the barrel-aged variety at Cincy Beer Fest.
02-08-2013 05:11:33 | More by brewdlyhooked13
Chickow! from Triple Digit Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.