danlo (1134) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown amber colour, foamy beige head and aroma of malt, toffee, bready, roasted & nutty. Taste is malty, caramel, earthy, nutty, with light bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty finish. Quite drinkable.
travita (3930) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is clear, cashew colored head, and reddish brown in color. The smell is malty, bready, sweet, smoke, and rich. The taste is malty, mealy, toast, and ok.
jkwalking05 (3705) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma is of caramel, toffee, and raisin. Taste is of raisin, caramel, light bread, and light vinegar.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
6% bottle from Yamaichi. A nutty brown colored pour with thin fizzy beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel, plums & toffee. Reminds me of a Marzen or Wee heavy in the nose. Taste is nutty, caramel, toffee but a bit rough, kind of some oxidized metallic notes-it may have lost something during transport.
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a light red with an off white head. Aroma was caramel, light toast and some spoiled water. Flavor was light metalic, toasted malt, caramel and some grassy hops.
QuezXLV (398) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've amber color and a bit fizzy in the palate. Nice taste but I've had much better of this style.
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wisdomsolo (436) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad but mostly forgettable. Has a nice caramel aroma and a sweet flavor.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a mahogany color with a two-finger beige head. Aroma is caramel, cereal, hay, and a very faint vanilla. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, and a lingering salty sweet on the tongue. Overall, it’s easy to drink, not offensive, and nothing special.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Pours a somewhat cloudy dark amber with a white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is fairly sweet and fruity. taste is of caramel malts and light hops. Somewhat spicy ending and noticeably dry.
StuartC (28) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Light intensity of aromas but with obvious notes of yeast-extract - bovril/marmite, and subtle hints of sweetness - possibly dried-figs or banana-bread. The sweetness is more obvious on the palate though this dries almost instantly from chocolate-toffees to cinnamon and walnuts, and offers a very short finish with only a delicate lingering of fresh wholegrain toast. Flavourful, but is either under-spiced or is a new, elegant take on the seasonal winter ale.