maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours murky amber with a superbly dense and fluffy off white head. Thick and viscous lacing left about. Nose is slightly subdued but what is there is nice. Very earthy aroma with touches of wood, ground coffee beans and toffee. Cherries play a big role throughout the aroma and taste. The sour cherry note comes in and out of play throughout the taste. Earthy malts and coffee back quite a piney bitterness. Decent length with a touch of a bitter finish. Great alt
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark brown red color, dark cherries, caramel, chocolate and earthy. (6% 50 ibu) Dry lots of toffee chocolate, cherries, great depth, great depth. Fairly aggressive bitter finish. Wow.
KyotoLefty (9973) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bashamichi. Medium brown with a bubbly head. Fruity, caramel nose. Nice caramel and fruit flavor, metallic, with cherry, earth, and a very nice, very bitter finish. A well bitter alt. Good stuff.