JefVerstraete (1141) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, many thanks Bob Cavanagh! Hazy amber colour, white foam. Fruity aroma with hints of caramel and brown sugar. Not bad, but nothing special.
Torrefacto (494) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color caoba sucio, espuma color crema. Aromas de levadura, frutas confitadas, melaza y ligeramente cítricos, pomelo. Cuerpo medio. De inicio es dulce yafrutado, algo ácida, algo alcohólica y el final seco de levadura. Bien.
BRW (932) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At BBF. Copper colour with white head. Malt, grain aroma, maybe rice. Sweet, malt, grain taste, some wine, maybe brett. Medium body.
zacgillbanks (2088) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a hazy, bright amber coloured beer with sweet toffee and red fruity flavours, earthy and peppery hop notes with orange marmalade and vanilla on the finish. Excellent!
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Hasegawa Liquors, Tokyo Station. Hazy dark amber brown, good head.yeasty malt aroma. Caramel barley flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Does not feel as strong as abc suggests. OK but not really by sort of beer.
Satyroneto (92) - - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cor de cobre escuro, um pouco turva; espuma de baixa/média formação e baixa persistência, quase sem lacing;
Aroma complexo de caramelo torrado, mel, saquê e algumas notas cítricas;
Sabor de início de caramelo e saquê, evoluindo para notas picantes e licorosas de saquê, um toque amadeirado e amargor discreto; retrogosto picante e licoroso;
Corpo médio, sedoso e licoroso.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro
spacecube (758) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, pours hazy golden brown with a white head. The nose is malty, very caramel with wheat in the nose. Smooth caramel and pleasant malt texture, with a good hop bitter balance, the belgian yeast flavours take a back seat here, but they are there in the background. Nice beer.
Xenon (78) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one was more interesting in concept than execution. I actually drink sake a lot but did not notice any sake flavors in this. Some aspects of tannins, but mainly in the mouthfeel. It didn’t stand alone as a belgian strong ale as I’d hoped, but still alright. Caramelly and a bit hoppy without being bitter or pungent at all. Anyway, was an OK strong ale, but as a speciality beer it did not deliver what was promised at least to my tongue.
Brentv (304) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled as Tokyo Station Extra High. Bought at Le Collier Maranouchi at the Tokyo Station, the knowledgeable staff member at the shop recommended it and explained it was the same as the Hitachino Nest XH - indeed the bottle shape and cap markings are identical. This beer pours a hazy red with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel and toffee, sweet with a nice hoppy balance. Good carbonation and medium mouthfeel.
gendv138 (973) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes, consumed on 4/12/13. Bottle poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours caramel brown with a finger of off-white head. Aromas of apples, caramel, subtle sake. Tasting notes of apples, dark fruit, citrus, light floral notes, Belgian yeast, oak, sake, moderate booze and bitterness. Warm finish. Medium body with a semi-dry finish.