beer-yum (875) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent example of the style. Full bodied and balanced. Only downside is that it is a little too strong for those who would like to have a couple more!
TimE (4142) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2014 Light amber color. Very malty, dried strawberries, oranges, cherries. Moderately heavy mouth. Lots if fruit. Decent balance. Doesn’t take me anywhere special, but respectable brew.
bgb1991 (130) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Toffee and caramel aroma. Really light on the palate with a carbonated finish. Palate lets the beer down, but taste is there.
KyotoLefty (7852) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Tadg’s. Great nose—tangy grapefruit, amber malts. Red-brown with lace. Nice hoppy flavor, caramel, earth, grass, citrus. A good hoppy amber a la Hophead Red.
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at local taphouse. Pours a murky brown with a tanned head. Nose pine and grapefruit. Taste is toffee grapefruit bitterness. Really easy going stuff. Love that grapefruit chewiness.
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KansaiBeerLvrs (3327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the 1000 at AQ Bevolution’s Event at Kamikaze 6.8% A reddish brown color with a floral pine needle aroma that has a certain sweetness to it. A very quaffable bitter piney beer but I don’t get much from the Malts beyond some biscuity qualities. Still very very nice.
Cory (372) - , California, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Sweet blackberry and hop aroma, taste is sweet with a dry bitter at the back end, long finish, looks pretty with the red colors. Great beer up front a little off putting after taste.
IndianaRed (2941) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bottle Dark brown but clear. Slight off-white fizzy head. Roasted aroma that was a bit sweet. Some bitter spiciness as well as the IBUs. Deep malty flavors as well. fairly bitter.
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with red highlights. Sweet malty aroma with a touch of soy sauce that fades into more of a cherry nose. Very rich malt body is balanced by a clear but subtle hop note. Finishes with roast and resin that somehow melds really well. This has to be one of the most complex and well-balanced beers i’ve had.
dfearnley (1281) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of tamarind, resin, grapefruit and a little cookie. Deep amber with a very thin tan head. The taste is of toasted malts, nutmeg, wheat with a bitter finish. I'm not getting this quite right...it's really good.