kibbs (10) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2005
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is very light, the taste is roated malt, color is very nice and over all a pleasant beer
JonMoore (1761) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice looking black beer with a good sized tan head. Aroma has sweet roasted malts and some fruit. Taste is caramel, malt, perhaps some chocolate. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Very interesting, nice and drinkable beer.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best Asian beer that Ive tried so far,nice malty aroma and taste.Good all round beer.
RedEft (154) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soy sauce colored with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and malts, but surprisingly faint. Tatse is similar to the aroma, with a disappearing finish. It’s decent.
Brew4Dug (137) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Well balanced at the start, but fades quickly and finishes bitter-sweet. Too thin bodied when compared to the other versions of the stye that I have sampled to-date.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like what would be called a brown ale in the US. Not much head but OK lacing. American lager aroma with some toffee, coffee and a bit of wet cardboard. Tastes like it smells, with good body, some bitterness and a slightly acrid finish. A small amount of hop flavor. Not bad.
larsniclas (5285) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rather sourish; vinegar.
Really crisp and fresh.
Porter-ish with a late and smoked bitterness.
PorterPounder (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 oz bottle - Whip-In Liquors, Austin, Tx. Pours a deep dark purple to medium black with tight khaki colored head. Nice aroma of roasted coffee. Roasted java accents spill over to the flavor. Slight bitterness rounds it out nicely with some faint chocolate notes in there as well. Mouthfeel is about right for a Schwarzbier. Overall, fairly decent, nice to see a departure from the norm for a Japanese beer.
leaparsons (7653) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Black in colour. Aromas are coffee, sour blackberry and (almosr) aniseed. Flavours are earthy and thin with a roast character. Not very malty, devoid of taste. Rice and maize don’t help I suspect.
GregClow (2805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby-brown colour with a very nice tan head. Aroma of rasted/burnt malt & caramel. Thin body. Nice flavour - toasted malt, a hint of cocoa, and a bitter coffee finish. Not bad...