Benfi (490) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an orangey yellowish-beige head. The nose has big resin and light citrus with toffee and caramel malts. Sweet aroma with tons of resin. Flavor is rather light and sweet with ttons of resin and a smack of flavorful hops...not overly bitter though.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Rich caramel, like a burnt brown sugar color, large foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft
roastiness on the nose, very pale hops, slightly citrusy.   Not a robust or big porter, at least by the looks and smells.
A bit more fruity and citrusy on the tongue than others, not terribly hoppy, or overly roasty.   Mild Porter with
more fruity/citrusy aspects than most.   Some caramel and bready notes on the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are
moderate to full.   Lingering spicy citrus notes, caramel, soft roast, and sweet wheat bread like characteristics.
Not what I was expecting, but it works.
adamah (213) - - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good brown ale. It has pungent aromas of toffee and caramel. The body is very smooth with light carbonation. It has a delicate sweet maltiness up front but a nice dry taste lingering in the finish. The bitterness burning within is very subtle. A must try for fans of the style.
ccex (893) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy medium brown with 2-finger beige head and good lacing. Aroma is full of roasted and caramel malts with some nuts, bread, and toffee. Taste is sweet with a slightly dry, nutty finish. Body is lighter than I expected. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with only slight carbonation. This is the best beer from Japan I have tried so far, and a decent brown ale at that.
AndySnow (2494) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Some lacing. Sweet caramel, hops aroma. Flavour of caramel, toffee.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I can’t beleive I had to go to Yokohama to try this one. Draft. Cloudy amber brown color, thick tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of brownies. Taste is toast and cocoa.
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle picked up at Bevmo
Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Caramel, nutty and toasted malts
Taste: Toasted malts, toffee, nutty with some bitterness in the finish
A nice brown ale.
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 great weight- not heavy; just right. light milk chocolate flavours with a good hop balance. nothing overdone. super fine brown ale. impressive stuff
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed dark amber ale with a thin off white head In aroma, sweet nutty caramel malt with floral hops, treacle, very British. In mouth, a smooth nutty malt with nice British grassy hops, treacle, nice, well done. On tap at Farm House, Feb. 10 2012.
Westkyoto77 (443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Beautiful dark chestnut colour in the glass. Cloudy with a longish lasting head. Smooth and rich, with caramel and some fruit inside. Really nice,will have again soon.