jamestulloch (844) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Bitter, bready aroma. Hints of cherry.
Appearance: Chestnut brown body. Small white head. Good lacing.
Taste: Roasted malts and berry fruits. Subtle coffee taste. Not overly complex, but nice balanced and very moreish.
Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitter finish.
Overall: Roasted malt flavours dominate the bitter hops. Well balanced taste.
BenH (1732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours dark amber with white head. Resinous aroma with caramel. Similar taste, very nice. Easy going, full of flavour. Very decent
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BrewDog Camden. very deep clear amber with lasting cream head. Some fruity malt. Rather a drinkable amber ale with enough hop on finish to remain interesting. Yes very drinkable
cgarvieuk (12314) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at brewdog ... copper red ... thin tan lacing ... sweet toffee malt roast ... dark cherry nose ... light fizz ... bitter roast fruits ... dark berry fruit ... light bitter chocolate hints ... little woody
TheCametron (1533) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog. 5.5%. Amber mahogony with nice white head. Well measured malty sweetness with a liight zesty hop flavour. Some chocolate. A nice blend of flavours.
shoulderbroken (1508) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewery. Browny red/dark amber colour with off-white head. Aroma spicy and roasted, but like Hojicha, red roasted tea. Also quite hoppy bitterness, pine, resinous, b.o. Very prickly in the mouth and a very bitter finish.
blafa (510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SBWF. Stockholm, September 30th, 2011.
Sweet malt aroma. Caramel with hay notes in the background. Rich and sweet taste with a pronounced hop bitterness. Dried fruits and some grass in the taste. Appears quite nice and balanced.
oh6gdx (19683) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled@SBWF2011. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is sweet malts, some wood and mild floral and fruity notes. Flavour is quite similar along with some mild chocolaty notes added. Pleasantly balanced.
worldbeertaste (1408) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 Carbonated dark caramel colour with a nice red tint and a lasting creamy beige head. Smells of a refreshing orange and chocolate with yeast and malt. Medium crisp smooth body.. Tastes of light Chocolate, malt then sour feel (orange), with some hoppy nutty finish. The flip from sweet to sour is really impressive. This is one cracking ale.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: Dark brown amber or deep mahogany.
Aroma: Earthy, yeast, roasted orange, caramel, coffee and chocolate.
Palate: Medium-full body.
Flavor: Rounded chocolate flavors initially then shifts to bitter, sour grapefruit on the mid-palate. Finishes long with grapefruit, roasted nutty grain, coffee and chocolate.
Comments: A well-balanced cross between an amber and a porter. Hitachino Nest makes some classy beers and this is one of them.