jtclockwork (16436) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2010
Dark brown ale. Very thick. Some sediment, but held up pretty well for having aged several years. Rated 4/15/10 Dedollewaitor (16055) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle @ Odense Summer Tasting, 2011. Pours muddy orange with a small creamy white head. Nose is baking yeast, caramel and spices. Medium bodied. Spicy flavor - herbs and nutmeg. One dimensional. Warmth from alcohol. FatPhil (15961) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2012
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de) - as Kiuchi Commemorative Ale 2011, at 8% not 9% (so in fact has nothing in common with this apart from the word ’ale’, and as I’m sure the last ’ale’ I had from these guys tasted like a lager, I don’t think even that’s worth much.)Benzai (15433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2011
5 Sweet sickly boozy aroma, definitely with a belgian strong ale bent.
2+ Slightly hazy orange, brief fizzy head with no retention.
4 Boozy spicy sweet belgian ale retronasals. Touch of acetone and thinner. This is just Leffe cranked up to 8% and feeling like more. Boozy sweet bready malts. Did I mention booze? Solvents get more gluey later in the retronasals. What toss.
2+ Smooth sweet palate, perhaps a bit slimy. Gentle bite from carbonation, and bitter hops too. No fullness to the hops, just the acrid metallic bite. Finish is just like a cheap macro belgian brewery trying to do a strong belgian ale - you can see the resemblence to what they’re apparently aiming at, but you can drive a tram between the two endpoints. Spiciness is messy and more like industrial chemicals.
9 Well, not exactly horrific, it’s vaguely drinkable, but if I had been round a table of 10 tickers, there would certainly have been some left over as you can summarise this in basically 2 sips. One to get all the information to write a review, and the second to just verify that it was as unsophisticated and uninspired as you first thought. And no-one would have volunteered to finish the dregs. I’m not even sure this is under the right beer, but as I will be avoiding wasting money on more from this brewery, I really coulnd’t care less if this spot is accidentally filled. Not complex, not soothing, just a sweet alcoholic mess. Where’s the "add my rating" button gone? Where’s my eyesight gone?!?
Bottle @ Joes Tasting shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. At first clear, later hazy pour, small off-white head that’s gone instantly. Orange color. Smell sweet, some spices, nutmeg or cinnamon. Tastes about the same. Low carbo, low body. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Murkey amber/brown - white head. Sweetness, raisins, fruity, spicy, cocoa, dried fruits, coriander, orange, cinnamon notes, vanilla notes, light bitterness, toffee. OK.
bhensonb (15079) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 13, 2007
2004 bottle. Complex aroma of fruit. Citrus, perhaps pear, vanilla and others. Ruby apricot color with a ferocious beige head. Strong fruit flavors, followed by the listed spices. Shockingly good. Finishes relatively dry, with an astringent fruit character. Ferris (15001) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2008 - Lots of spice and orange. Cloudy orange with a very rich white head. Orange syrup and spices. More like a barleywine, but not great. gunnfryd (14807) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle at Patricks as commemorative ale. Red golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple. Flavour is hop, malt, alcohol, fruit, apple, spices. Full body. Nice beer. DSG (14685) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. As "Hitachino Nest Commemorative Ale". Cloudy orange. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of coriander, honey notes and a bit of fruitiness. Sweetish and spicy flavor with malt, vanilla, a bit of honey, caramel and spices. Medium-bodied. Ratman197 (14664) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle 2005 poured a cloudy orange with a large, lasting amber head. Aromas of citrus, spices,and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of orange, spices, and a hint of vanilla with a mildly bitter finish and an odd lingering aftertaste. I’m not impressed.