explosivedog (361) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuits, spice and some red fruits. Flavour is strawberry and orange up front, then some spiced sweet biscuits. Finish is dry, spice and lingering bitterness. This is an exceptional beer, in a style I’m not normally too excited by.
davidezdonz (328) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - SEP 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A 330ml bottle from batch # 65 with a best before date of 25th January 2017, poured into a Moonzen teku glass. It poured a clear brown colour with a reddish hue and a just over one finger beige head that had good retention and left nice lacing. Aromas were strong caramel malt notes with some dark fruits like plum, prunes and raisins. There was also a touch of pine and earthiness. Taste had a touch of booziness hit first followed by everything in the aromas. Caramel, dark fruit, prunes, plum and raisins. The finish gave a touch of tea, coffee, pine and citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall it felt more amber ale than IPA in my opinion. But it was overly boozy and caramel-ly on both aroma and taste for me to fully enjoy it.
copestx (109) - Vesterbro, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had across NZ on tap and bottles at many a sunset. Caramel malt with lots of juicy hops -- tropical fruit like mango and faintly resinous. The juicy hop character is just outstanding on this one. My favorite amber ale. Exceptional take on this style.
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Nice little hop bite, caramel flavour with semi-sweet finish. Medium bodied. Quite enjoyable :)
Kauge (1617) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from eDrinks in Tallinn, € 4.38. BB scraped off? July something. Pours clear dark amber with creamy frothy head. Aroma of sweet, jammy and caramelly malts, plus herbal-resiny hops, orange peel esters. Tastes thick malty sweet upfront, continuing with resiny citrus peel hoppiness. Juicy. Soft on the palate, thin crispish carbonation, firm medium body. Lovely brew!
lello4ever (719) - ITALY - JUN 25, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Colore ambra rubino, molto scuro, schiuma abbastanza persistente e vaporosa. Splendido aroma di malto, caramello, frutta esotica, una punta erbacea. Bevuta davvero notevole, con un corpo medio anche se č piuttosto beverina, carbonazione medio bassa. Ancora malto e caramello, con un finale amaro lungo che rende il tutto piacevole.
GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Freehouse Singapore. Pours light coca-cola like brown with a creamy light-brown head. Aroma is weak caramel. Taste is caramel sweet, earthy hop bitter, oak, leather.
Rask0lnikov (786) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby transparrent red colour. Medium white head. Fruits, hints of berries, hints of citrusses in the aroma. Hints of apricots, hints of tea, fruits. Bitter, fruity finish. Citrusses in aftertaste. Well balanced, rather light bodied, well drinkable amber ale.
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Meh, red body with some modest head, you wouldn’t recognize it out of a crowd. Weird caramel and throat lozenge aroma, like you turned the tap water on in your kitchen sink and it was all copper-ish... wet dog hair, that’s what it smells like. Flavour is a lot of sharp caramel and barley notes, pumpernickel, heavy molasses, a bit of hops... but kind of a mess, really. Not bad but kind of a mixed bag. Not a delight, a bit of a working thing to get through to say you did it.
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle fom the Hop Hideout in Sheffield. Ppurs deep amber with a nice foamy cream head. Nice aroma with caramel and orange. The taste is lightly spicy with orange and clove, mango and caramel. Nice full flavour. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.