BeersaurusKen (7) - - JUL 12, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Beersaurus Ikebukuro Tokyo, Good malty taste like a cherry ,fig and some dried fruit,also milk chocolate and some nuts,light sweet flavor but good hoppiness and good carbonation is feel bitter taste,to go clean finish.
And slightly smokey flavor is so cool!! I don’t dislike some strong lager but I like it!
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown color, milk chocolate, caramel, bread and alcohol in the nose. The mouth is dry, with notes of cherries, oranges, milk chocolate and brandy. Superb. Very nice and rounded. Top notch beer all the way. I love it.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet red with almost no head. Faint malty aroma. Tastes of sugar and molasses with a sticky finish.
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Draft at the brewpub in Healdburg. Came a clear amber with a moderate white head. Nose is caramel malts,with a little floral hops. Medium body and smooth mouthfeel. Flavor has some toasted malts, light bitterness, and peat; Finish is lightly bitter. Decent and drinkable.
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Amber pour with some tan head. Dark fruit, cherry and raspberry, some hints of roasted chocolate, and caramel malts.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours an amber bruin body with an off white head. Malty chewy and sweet with some dark fruit esters, hints of cherries, raspberries and a mild sweetness. Hints of chocolate malt tones, some drying caramel and a mild full body. Decent.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BT> Pours a deep amber with a thin white head. Aroma is big fresh toast, a bit overly sweet though with caramel, lots of molasses, some light soy oxidation- meaty, and more sweetness with munich malts- or deep dark caramunich. Flavor is light roast, sweet with a harsh bitterness from some burnt malts, earth and dog hair and soy ox, mint leather, earth with hints of menthol, not quite refined, a bit harsh too sweet, and a touch too much sharp crystal and burnt notes. Meh.
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Toffee colored beer with a dark cream colored head. Toffee aroma with earth and dried fruit. Toffee and dark/dried fruit flavor. Medium-plus bodied. Dried fruit and toffee lingers. Alcohol present. Slight band-aid notes throughout.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly dark caramel chocolate brown color with clear golden mahogany/copper edges and a half finger off white head that slowly fades , leaving minimal lacing.
Slightly toasted caramel and chocolate malt aroma with some zesty peppery and clove. Hints of toffee, nut, citrus peel and banana.
Medium body that’s on the lighter end with lots of citrus peel flavor and spicy clove. The citrus presence is more prominent that the slightly smokey chocolate and caramel notes. Hints of toffee and hazelnut but I wish that it was more balanced with more of a dark malt flavor. Lots of lemon peel and some subtle ripe banana.