LesArgen (173) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Within seconds the head is gone and thereís just a fierce carbonation that makes me wonder whether iíve cracked open a Coke. I must admit that I was almost scared to drink it on that basis.
The nose is pretty full-on, dominated by deep caramel, raisin, bread and something I can only describe as cough medicine - I guess thatís just the overwhelming alcohol. The taste is pretty consistent with the aroma and I canít help that feel like Iím swigging Benadryl.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - JUN 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful - lovely dark amber/tawny colour. Very sweet nose - candi sugar, unfermentables, red cordial (!). Full body. A little sweet potato, sugar candy and a barely there finish. A bit lacking, though a nice little aside.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown with a haziness and a thin off white head. Odd, perhaps tart aroma. A bit malty with a sweetness of toffee, a bit of citrusy tartness, earthy, with a bit of the alcohol content present in the flavor. Different.
Jessop (206) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish amber with a tiny tan coloured head and lively carbonation. Soft sweet malty and alcoholic aroma. Initial Co2 bite followed by an almost creamy body with plenty of crystal malts hints of roast and vegetable and a pleasant bitter finish.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle thanks to drabmuh. Served in a taster glass. Pours an orange-copper color with a tiny head of bubbles that falls quickly. The nose has some sweet potato and a touch of caramel. Flavor starts off with caramel, sweet potato, and bread, but then is taken over by a strange off dryness. Very odd. Body is light and off kilter. Not a big fan.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from King&Godfree. Nice beer, very malty, with a distinctive nose. Aromas of caramel, earth, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with very light sourness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a disappearing head.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red pour, off white head. Aroma is a malt bomb. Lots of sweet toffee, caramel, maybe a hint of the sweet potato. Flavor is sweet, thick and incredibly malty. Not half bad.
paultheguru (650) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany in color. Tan head, moderate lacing. Big malt aroma and taste all the way. Warm and inviting, bigger body than most lagers.
EdKing (1546) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Kimuraya in Kagurazaka. Pours clear red with a big yellow/brown/off white head. Nose is metallic, light aromatic citirous bitter and malty. Taste is strong roasted toasty grain malt, then a lager like crisp hop bite. Body is fairly lacking so itís very light. Crisp, sharp and roasted, but it feels like itís lacking a bit of balance and too light. Finish is leaving a bit of a tang. Kind of fruity almost drinking shochu spirit.
reebtogi (3705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle poured amber in color with a small white head which left a thin lacing on the glass. Mild grains and hops in the aroma. Taste is light malty sweetness with a mild hoppy bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation leave an average mouthfeel. This is a very nice premium lager brew with a bit of a different flavor profile to it, probably due to the addition of the sweet potatoes.