JohnRMurdoch (4883) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2012
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. Kavu (4815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2012
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 (4811) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2012
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. It’s caramelly sweet, lot’s of dry grassy bitterness. Light dry in the mouth all the way, and it’s 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 RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2013
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 DanielBrown (4502) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle from Ruprai, Birmingham. Good beer. Spicy, dry, slightly tangy, ruby, ruddy ale. Nice.
shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2011
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. melush (4144) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en un Seijo Ichii de Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japon. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a lupulo, malta, ligeramente amargo. Muy buena cerveza. jamestulloch (4117) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 10, 2012
Aroma: Bitter, bready aroma. Hints of cherry.
bartlebier (3982) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2015
Appearance: Chestnut brown body. Small white head. Good lacing.
Taste: Roasted malts and berry fruits. Subtle coffee taste. Not overly complex, but nice balanced and very moreish.
Palate: Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitter finish.
Overall: Roasted malt flavours dominate the bitter hops. Well balanced taste.
33cl bb04/2016, konichidiosynkrasie for the excellent extrae. - Luminous auburn pour, luxurious polished furniture. Suave honeyed Maris Otter, tea-dunked madeleine. More black tealeaf bitterness in taste, getting more resinous plus sweet like candied orange pith. Love the cushioned sweet malt profile here against the UK style hop aromatics, with an almost, yes, umami savouriness coming in. Assertive lingering bitterness rounding off this intensely enjoyable Nippon-ESB with an austere bite. Ron (3963) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2009
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