sephyrott (104) - - APR 30, 2017
300ml from bottle bought in Kamakura (2016 version). Hoppy, intense flavour, not very alcoholic although its 10% gives it character sebletitje (10059) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2016
Bouteille 33cl. anno 2014, BB 20.11.2019, merci bcp à Phil - KansaiBeerLver pour cette belle bouteille.
Couleur ambrée, léger trouble, col épais crémeux blanc-cassé.
Arôme au bouquet grains, riz? rétro encore de grains, fruité et houblonné virant sur herbacé.
Palais est agréablement bien malté, houblonné ajoutant une fine couche d’amertume. Fleuri, alcool ressort bien, carmel, collant aux lèvres. Fleuri avec une petite touche fruité rouge --> framboise, légèrement épicé en fin de bouche. biirusaikou (2705) - - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at Watering Hole. 2013 version. Almost looks and tastes like an Irish coffee with brown sugar, cream, mint and whiskey,alcohol is quite present and warming. Definitely better aged but the crazy SG bitterness trademark is a bit too much for a wine imho. willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2015
UPDATED: APR 10, 2016 On tap at craft beer market Toranomon. Served in a snifter. Copper rust colored with a thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Strong aromas of fig and prune with traces of nutmeg, vanilla, caramel and alcohol. Smooth slightly creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla and cinnamon present. Big bitterness on the palate. Like a nice smooth bourbon on the finish. Dangerously smooth. GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Ruby, rusty colour. Very little head. Aroma has dark fruit, some hops. Crazy smooth, and easy drinking. Big bitter hop finish. I love this barley wine because the hop profile is the star.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5096) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle 2013 at a tasting about 8-10 months after the release. A lovely deep reddish amber. Musty tart citrus zest plum and rich malts. The taste is nutty, earthy then big zesty citrus hoppiness. It is quite smooth for 10% On tap at Bungalow 2014 release after 1 day so ultra-fresh. On tap at Bungalow, El diablo 2014 700 yen for 10oz. A n opaque Amber mahogany brown. Sweet citrusy caramel aroma. 91 IBU 10% medium-full bodied this is full of piney green hoppiness, mild cocoa & caramel from the malts. Good but I find it a bit young with the hops giving it a sharp green bitter hop character to it. Good but hang onto your bottle and open it in 6-12 months. Fresh 3.6-7 while with a bit of age on it 3.9 jinroh (1524) - ESTONIA - MAR 16, 2014
300 ml bottle. Pours darker amber, almost copper. Sall head that is gone fast. Aroma is quite fruity, some hops and some spikily sharp alcohol, making my nose twist. Taste is softer at first, more fruity with some dried plums. Then some serious bitterness comes to the forefront. Alcohol content is much better hidden though than was suggested by the aroma. Good beer, I wonder what the taste would be like after it ages for a couple of more years. dfearnley (2070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft to plastic cup at Hop Revolution 2 Tokyo
Cherry a little grapefruit, a hint of chocolate
Deep amber, almost red with a thin bubbly head
Cherry, but not sweet, lots of bitterness,
I’m not sold on this...maybe it was too cold, but the aromatics on this were too subtle Ferris (15013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Draft - Sweet dark fruits and a hint of milk chocolate. Cloudy brown orange with no head. Dark fruit, red grape and that chocolate is coming back. Out of place bitterness without balance which just ruins this for me. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 12, 2013
2011 bottle, and a really cool looking one! Poured clear sunset orange with an easily-resuscitated toasted khaki head. The aroma picked up bitter blood orange peel, peppery notes, and oxidation.. sweeter caramel backed it up.. didn’t come across all that pleasant. The flavor found more tasty bitter orange, black pepper, and pine plus a little oxidation over pale and some caramel malts.. finished bitter and spicy, but not overly boozy.. this grew on me. Medium-bodied and very bitter on the palate.. too sharp at times.. not my favorite, but there was some interesting stuff going on.