WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Ruby red body, light head, beautiful sweet hop aroma with boozy tones, complex malty taste with sweet tropical notes. Truly fantastic! Lovely beer!
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Butter’s SlutFest 2011 on 04/23/2011. Clear amber body with a small creamy off white head. Sweet malt and light floral aroma. Sweet caramel and light floral and tea flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
fiulijn (15210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Foundry (Mohamed Sultan Rd), Singapore, 5.5% ABV
Cloudy amber color with generous head. Aroma of malt and yeast, some caramel fudge candies. Smooth mouthfeel; pleasant flavor of caramel fudge (more caramel than fudge); correct bitterness.
Balanced, good beer.
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
360 ml bottle bought at YATA in Grand Century Place in Mong Kok.
Cloudy hazy dark amber red colour with chocolate-colour dirt like yeast sediments; One finger head with beautiful, crumpety off white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of full ale malt, with dark fruit, honey, chocolate, caramel, bread, yeast, light lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of full ale malt, with very light grapefruit, faint cherry, dry biscuits, bread, yeast, molasses, liquorices, lime and grassy hops; Medium body, quite thick and slick palate; Mouth feel is full Ale - close to Premium Bitter - with pretty sharp German Pils-like bitterness. Minimal sweetness, thin but notable red fruits, bone-dry and bready, thick and slick. I like it! Hoppiness is red fruit and like grass nose, limey and herbal grass taste. Good dose of liquorices for a pretty licking bitter finish; Very dry after taste, crisp and nicely bitter to mouth.
Comments: As a Cali Common, this one is a bit simple in taste variety, but the looks, body, aroma, dryness and bitterness are as good as they can get. No detour or bumpy ride throughout, very enjoyable all the way. Recommended of course!
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stu’s flat. Deep copper body with a medium off-white head. Lively carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, wood and summer fruits. Flavour of toffee apple, wood, plum and faint citrus. Medium body with a chewy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Expensive but tasty.
Scrapersnbeer (1491) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A touch of spice and some off-fruity hops. Dark amber color, kind of cloudy. Sweet overall taste, a bit bitter and starchy. Smooth, slick body. From the far side of San Francisco...
KansaiBeerLvrs (2330) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5.5% half-pint at CBB. Nice cloudy amber honey color with a thin filmy head. Caramel & some sort of herbal/spice quality I can’t pin down in the aroma. The body is smooth but thin with a very light carbonation. The taste is lightly bitter, acidic with a bit of caramel in the finish. An ok ale, slightly bitter but fairly well balanced.
Westkyoto77 (539) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Bungalow. Dark amber, off-white head. Resiny hops and ripe oranges in the nose. Medium body, fine carbonation. Not as fruity as I expected, but still has some nice flavours of fruit and caramel. Restrained bitterness, nice clean finish. Decent.
KeefOz (963) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a hazy dark brown amber colour with a two-finger off white foamy head that retained well and laced well. Low carbonation. Aroma very slightly of floral hops and not much else. Taste mild semi-sweet malt fading to mild hops. Light body. Short, crisp, mild hops bitterness finish.
Jado (572) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. First off, this bottle was either way over-carbonated or didn’t travel well, frothing out when opened. Eventually it pours a clear red-amber with a fluffy white head. Aromas of lemon zest, noble hops and dark bread. Taste is definitely malt driven, but with an overlay of lemony hops. Fruity finish. Smooth and quite enjoyable.