Hazelnut Brownie
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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Style:
English Strong Ale
ABV:
6.3%
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Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 9.95%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 6
Photo of chinchill
3.55/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle with a BB date stamp on the neck that's nearly 13 months in the future.
Pours dark brown, but clear, with a somewhat weak head that soon reduces to a thin ring. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: strong mix of dark hot chocolate, hazelnut estract and dark bread with a touch of vanilla.

Flavor: moderate resemblance to a hazelnut brownie, with lots of hazelnut flavoring. Lingering, somewhat artificial, chocolate flavor. Good bitter/sweet balance.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Served cool from 330ml bottle into American pint glass (from the Cheers bar, LOL).

A) Dark ruby-brown with thin white film. No carbonation visible.

S) Wow! Very sweet vanilla and ice cream wafer.

T) More balanced than the nose suggests, thankfully. Not too sweet at all. The sweetness is balanced by the acidity imparted by carbonation rather than use of hops. Up-front flavour is vanilla and amoretti biscuit balanced out by the acidity. When that flavour fades, there is a hint of standard English strong bitter alcohol taste at the back, but always masked by a satisfying nutty fudge after taste.

M) Quite light, the carbonation is spot on and balances the sweetness. The aftertaste is quite heavy amoretti biscuit, not unpleasant.

O) Very good, recommended to anyone who likes 'flavoured' beers. For the beer purists and Reinheinsgebot nuts, this is a nightmare!!

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Photo of vinicole
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint at 'Spoons.
Tight beige head. Very dark brown but clear.
Aroma of organic 80% cocoa chocolate. Esters apparent.
Plenty of chocolate again with the hazelnut in the distance. Sweet at first and then strongly bitter to finish.
Flavours cover the 6.3% vey well.
I liked the first 1/2 pint but had enough by the end.

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4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cask; special for Wetherspoons Real Ale Festival October 2013. Chocolate, fudge and hazelnut unite in this impressive beer, part of this brewery’s new range of craft beers. It is deliciously fudgy, rich and nutty, brimming with richness, while boasting the subtle flavours of cinnamon and Belgian chocolate. Hops used: Goldings.

Above is the official blurb: here's my thoughts.

Lovely: I like sweet malty brews and this was right up my street.

Hand-pulled third of a pint on 16th Oct 2013 in the Wellington Wetherspoon's.

Red hue to the dark brown body: on top a lightly tanned head of foam.

The nose is vanilla, chocolate and nuts: very strong and fairly sweet.

The taste is also intense: chocolate first, then hazelnuts, then vanilla, then caramel, then coffee, all blending together to produce a dessert beer of the finest quality. Rich, smooth and yummy.

The alcohol doesn't reach out: where has the 6.3% ABV gone I wonder?

You couldn't drink pint after pint, it's too sweet for that, but I loved it and would have had another if I hadn't been on a mission.

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Hazelnut Brownie from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 6 ratings