ej (909) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light coppery, caramel notes and light malty. taste is somewhat sweet but nicely balanced.
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated in 2009 in the Shinkansen from bottle.
Agressive pine hopped aroma.
I assume it’s amber, anyway the owl on the Label is cute.
Honey roasted sweet entry, pine and citric balance, retains some sticky restsugars, as a consequence a
Solid body, fine sparklyness dissolves it on the tongue. Quite drinkable.
SimplySike (1044) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poors hazy dark amber/brown with dark white head.
Aroma malts, dark fruits, caramel.
Taste dark fruits and caramel sweets, nice bitter.
Kavu (2657) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is malts, fruits and caramel. Flavor is bitter malts, some fruits, some caramel and some hops. Pretty decent.
Cuso (5557) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from brwedog.com. Dark amber color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, ash, bitter hops, dark chocolate. Taste, chocolate, roasted malt, floral hops, grapefruit, caramel. Nice hoppy finish. Good.
EdKing (2068) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought in Tanakaya, Meijiro. Colour is clear reddy brown, big off white head. Nose is sweet and delicious. Sherberty orange and tangerine citrous, caramel, herby. Taste is citrousy orange and tangerine, citrous bitter, caramel, hop bitter. Sweet citrousy, caramel malty amber ale. Body is medium to heavy.
zacgillbanks (2885) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BrewDog website. A very dark red-brown beer with rich caramel, notes of malt, raisins, red fruit and earthy hops on the finish.
Beersiveknown (3620) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog Online,Paired with pizza.
More ruby-brown than amber with a fluffy tan head. Lemon and dusty cupboards on the nose, its well carbonated, quite smooth in the mouth with toffee and chocolate notes up front, followed by some slight citrus hops and a touch of black malt astringency. Enjoyable but more of a brown ale.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany with thin white head. Aroma is very malty, yet with a lovely tinge of citrus and honey. The flavour is rich malty liquorice with a sweet honey accent and a light bitters rounding it out. Wonderful.
maekchu (2535) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (gift from Neko-chan). Mostly yeast, with a bit of chocolate, in the nose.
Dark copper w/ a full inch of rocky head. Dark malt flavors, some roastiness, some yeast, and a pleasant moderately bitter aftertaste. Clean, smooth medium body. Well balanced and very drinkable.