TimE (4695) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with an off white head. The nose is balanced with caramel malt and cascade hops. The mouth starts hoppy then huge caramel malts come in and then finally the hops come back at the end. Like most of Hitachino nest beers, really well balanced.
RichardGretton (4561) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Dusan & Simona. Lightly medicinal phenolic, other than that hops centered, thin body, high carbonation. Resiny piney hops.
DanielBrown (4327) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ruprai, Birmingham. Good beer. Spicy, dry, slightly tangy, ruby, ruddy ale. Nice.
JohnRMurdoch (4159) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BrewDog Glasgow. Unexpected dark brown collour with a yellowish foamy head. Hoppy chocolate caramel aroma. Hop & chocolate flavour. Quite smooth. Not a typical amber ale.
zacgillbanks (4013) - 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.
Kavu (3674) - 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.
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle shared with The tasting Crew. This is a light cloudy dark amber-red one with a nice small islandy off-white top. Smells quite nice with a dark sweet caramel, some red berries and fruity hops. Really nice taste on this. Itís caramelly sweet, lotís of dry grassy bitterness. Light dry in the mouth all the way, and itís average to soft on the carbonation with a light both dry and oily mouthfeel. Quite elegantly balanced. Some hints of sweet licorice in the aftertaste. Could easily drink this again. 18.10.2012
BenH (3438) - 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
Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Aug. 30/ 09. Thanks, KyotoLefty! Amber in color and slightly reddish. Nice sweet and malty aroma and flavor. Enjoyable