willisread (2473) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hasegawa. Caramel forward nose with some brown sugar and lightly toasted tomitsu. Taste is fairly sweet on the palate. Very malt driven beer. Some bitterness in there as it warms up. Maybe a roasty bitterness I guess. Bittersweet finish that coats the palate. Not bad.
sulawang (1032) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours slightly reddish but mainly brown with very minimal head, ringed retention, small CO2, a few fast-moving CO2 streams along the perimeter, sporadic thin sticky lacing. Malts, some hops and a bit of tangerine on the nose. Strong fruity tangerine/clementine up front (a la IPA), transitioning nicely into a malty, minor chocolate, half hoppy, 5/10 bitter finish. Medium complexity, Medium depth, long length, good carry. Doesn’t look particularly impressive from the colour or the pour, but is actually quite balanced and solid. Body holds well and transitions are clean.
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Dark Amber colour, tan head, Sour, malt. Thin Body. Malt, rich, Faint hop taste and a citrus, hop aftertaste with some roast. The aftertaste throws me off a bit.
larsniclas (6698) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Thx deft.
Reddish amber with a small, white head.
Some sourish vegetables.
rlgk (18250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber/reddish color, offwhite head. Roasted aroma with strange carrot notes. Malty bready flavor and a bit roasted.
Nisse666 (6247) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gbg late spring tasing, 2010-06-05 thx to deft!
AP: shade reddish, wee head.
AR/F: carrots, roasted malt, sour, medium low bitterness.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Tasting at Ekstedt´s place. Thanks to deft. Reddish brown colour with an off-white head. Malty & lightly roasted, some hops. Dry finish. Ok.
ekstedt (6516) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (35 cl), thanks deft. Deep copper, medium off-white head. Malty and nutty aroma. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low bitterness.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On a beer tasting June 5, 2010, thanks to deft!
Hazy red color, tan head. Hoppy roasted scent. Malty, roasted, nettle taste. Roasted aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
KyotoLefty (9310) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. 2010 version.
Sweet, malty, caramel aroma is stronger than in the original. Dark brown with orange tints and a medium, tan, fine head. Malty, rich, caramel flavor with a bit of chocolate as well. Hops less intense than in the original. Rather chewy. Nice bitter-roasty finish with just enough hops. Nice bitter finish last a long while. Definitely on the sweeter, maltier side, but still well balanced and nice.