VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Clear, deep brown, thick head and lace. Cold, closed, malty and roasted. Dry, not sour and medium to medium low bitterness. Mid weight and medium length. Caramel and roasted flavors. Surprising fresh.
Reimer96 (1197) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a big brown head that dissipates quickly into nothing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and some toast. Taste is roasted malts, cocoa and then goes to a super dry finish. Crisp and clean on the finish but feels a bit too light. Easy to drink though.
biirusaikou (614) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild cocoa aroma. Moka coffee, nut, roasted grain, smoky finish. Surprisingly fine for an Asahi, good attempt at a dunkel, not so sweet and with some decent flavors
MF666 (252) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft af karamel og malt, fine små bobler i skum, mørk brun klar , nul duft, maltet sødme masser af brus sød eftersmag
Hanoi (381) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose: I can barely bring myself to say it, but it smells of soy. Hack, but true. Taste is soy, slight toasted malt, a little fruit. The mouth feel is velvet.
A passable beer, but note memorable.
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Forms a easy head & keeps a fine line of it for the duration of the glass. Medium roastiness, so sweetness & a quick dash if treacle. But on the dilute side. Thinnish& easy drinking. Reminiscent of Labour Velvet Cream Porter without the shrilling sweet zing.
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a pillowly light brown head that lasts for several minutes. The appearance is very good and the lacing is also very good. The beer has roasted nut chocolate flavors with a sweet nutty finish. There is minimal bitterness and a nice malty balance that is not overly sweet. As the label says, it is smooth, rich and silky! This is a very tasty Japanese beer.
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours dark black aroma is a a bit of soy sauce, taste is a light roast with some soy sauce and the taste is pretty smooth and drinkable.
petewhitley (334) - JAPAN - NOV 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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boxofrane (2095) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours reddish brown with a small off white head. The aroma is light sweet, caramel, grape. The taste is light roast, sweet fruity something. Not bad.