AshtonMcCobb (2051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark amber with a nice red hue. The nose has delicate caramel malt with just a hint of something red and fruity. The taste has sweet red malt with a biscuity bitterness just following it up, something creamy in there too. The palate is just about medium bodied with a creamy texture and a lovely balanced biscuity finish. Overall, great beer - well put together.
jb (2023) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the RB Rochester Gathering, Sept. 09. Thanks, KyotoLefty! Unfiltered light brown with reddish highlights. Sweet, caramel, dryness in the finish, nice sweet sticky mouthfeel, especially as it warms.
BenH (1996) - 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
teorn88 (1913) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewdog Camden. Pours a mostly clear amber colour with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, with notes of flowery hops. Taste is more hop forward with pine and resin, and caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is medium with average carbonation. Overall, an. Enjoyable amber ale.
Kavu (1903) - 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.
shadey (1846) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from KyotoLefty. A very nice toasty amber. Sweet malts, but the toasty character is the best. Why isn’t this imported.
zacgillbanks (1750) - 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.
EdKing (1718) - 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.
maekchu (1700) - 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.
shoulderbroken (1668) - 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.