Rangi (612) - - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice white head, deep brown poor. Tasty caramel and toasty malts straight up with just a nice fruit cake flavor lingering in the back ground. Interesting, tasty but not one of the best scotch ales I’ve ever had but hit the spot on a slightly miserable day.
beer-yum (655) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderfully laid back brew that epitomises the Japanese aesthetic. The subtlety only adds to the interesting flavours that abound in this brew.
Davros (2066) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a small head.
Nose shows golden syrup, prunes, figs, brown sugar and port. Very rich and sweet-smelling.
Flavours are not as sweet as the aroma would suggest. Toasty malt, a bit of brown sugar, soft booze and figs.
Very low carbonation, could be higher.
GenkiGonzo (417) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Deep ruby, small off-white head. Nutty aroma with some raisin. Flavour is nutty with cocoa and slight coffee notes. Very enjoyable.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2531) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bittle at the First Kinki Beer Tasting. A cloudy mellow brown with toffee & a bit of biscuit in the nose. Thin-med body, bready, mild caramel, sweet but balanced. After warming up some chocolate notes appeared...
biirusaikou (811) - - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty aroma, raisin. Rich malt flavor, caramel, roasted cocoa, dark cherry, biscuit, bitter sour finish. Quite deep, rich and enjoyable strong ale
anders37 (17928) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: light caramel and coffee notes
Palate: very smooth and dry--no extra baby fat.
Flavor: like the aroma--light caramel and coffee
Comment: Alcohol is well hidden on the smooth palate. Well-made.
brokensail (11854) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Dark fruit, caramel, and hints of banana up front on the nose. Particularly strong prune and grape notes, very vinous. A light peat note, some subtle roast, and cocoa powder. The flavor is very fruit forward, but surprisingly not overly sweet. Prune, grape, and raisins, perhaps some cherry. There is a lot of caramel and toffee, some banana, light peat, and mild roasted malt.
Travlr (13722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Clear brownish maroon color, tan edge head. Aroma of chocolate covered caramel. Taste is similar, with subtle coffee.