tinylightsrecs (389) - - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rehills Newcastle at home. Another success from Hitachino - complex flavours but deceptively drinkable.
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle in Tokyo, pours dark amber chestnut color with a slight white head. Aroma of fruit and toffee. Taste is fruit, toffee, very slightly bitter, and slightly bitter on the finish, too. Almost no lacing. Medium mouthfeel, smooth, and nice carbonation. A very nice beer and a pleasure to drink. Worth seeking out again.
AndySnow (5573) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: The Flying Elk, Stockholm.
Appearance: Light brown colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet sugar, caramel, malt, fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, caramel, somewhat bitter.
Pyrmir (4738) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark copper color with off white head. Aroma of sugar amber malt, ash, gunpowder and grass. Taste is sweet, rich with dark malt, faint dried fruit, ash with a sweet finish
Rob_D_UK (1295) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep chestnut with an off white head. Strong malty smell. Taste is a nice bitter but smooth finish.
aenima (323) - Askim, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy, caramely and toffee aroma. Taste is malty with caramel and toffee with some citrus in the background. Medium carbonation.
Westkyoto77 (573) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Sweet aromas of fruity hops. Straight from the bottle, so I couldn't judge the look, but it had a velvety mouthfeel and good carbonation. Really quite fruity, with berries, toffee and cream over a nice malty base. A delight. Solid as ever, Hitachino.
Simonsen (923) - NORWAY - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra vinmonopolet. Ravfarget. Tynt lag med hvitt skum. Lavt karbonert. Smaker frukt,vannmelon,coctailbær,malt,karamell,humle. En merkelig øl, men god
RichardGretton (4470) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Strong coloured amber beer with a strong head. The aroma is quite dry with a hint of bitterness, the flavour is very bitter (rather like an IPA) and refreshingly dry with a hint of spice. Overall a nice strongly bitter beer.
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biirusaikou (1494) - - AUG 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep plum aroma. Caramel malt, peach, floral hops, bittersweet finish. Elegant and well-rounded amber ale with quite a Belgian character.