KyotoLefty (6299) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 22, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 I have had this beer a couple times on tap and to tell the truth it was always disappointing. It’s better from the bottle, and this rating is of one that was cellared for 7 months, and was much better than usual.
Darkish amber. Strong hops and fruit aroma. Good malt in the as well. Only slightly sweet, some cookies and maybe chocolate and great caramel, cherries and other dark fruits. Good hops that linger on in the finish with the malt. Excellently balanced with head on barley and hops. Truly exceptional. The aged version was extra mellow and smooth.
jonas (5615) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ GJBF Yokohama: Copper color, nice thin head, light lacing. Nose of light caramel malt, some light hop and full bodied creamy malty body. Nice and full, rounded and rich.
gunnar (5219) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours deep amber with a light frothy and tanned head. Aroma is toffee and light roasted malts. Taste is moderate roast and toast, dark berries, bitter chocolate, well hopped, nice towards the end, with some wood as well. Good balanced brew.
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brewdog, Camden. Pouts clear dark amber with a tan head. Massive malt aroma with some caramel. Flavour is malt, fudge and heavy bitter, going long into the finish.
gyllenbock (4547) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at The Flying Elk, April 2013.
Dark amber with a large white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light hops and some nuts. The taste was soft with some hops, fruit, caramel and something that reminded of chocolate.
Cuso (4386) - 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.
RichardGretton (4237) - 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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jmgreenuk (4230) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep chestnut brown colour with a frothy white head and loads of lace. The aroma is rich red berry fruit yeast and spice. The flavour is medium bitter with some fruit, peppery spice and liqourice on the palate. The finish is smooth and bitter with a little malt. A super beer I must say.
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep amber-brown body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, nuts, roasty tones, grass and hints of pine. Taste is nougat, grass, nuts, burnt sugar and hints of paper. Moderate carbonation, medium body. Pretty standard amber without any real flaws, nor merits.