Dermi (734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
334 ml, bottled. Pours black with a thin, ringed beige head. Aroma: Roasted malt, vanilla. Taste: Medium+ sweet, some bitterness. Woody flavours, roasted grain, rice. Some maize, too. Complex cereal flavours. Palate: Quite light body, thin mouth feel. Not bad. The mild flavours has some deepness. Not bad.
RexTalionis (2963) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a creamy tan head. Soft roasted
notes, charcoal and coffee in aroma. Mild roasted notes with coffee
and chocolate in taste. Notes of slightly burnt wood too. Tasty, but a
bit thin though.
slowrunner77 (6742) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a better than expected predecessor to sushi. pours like a sam adams black lager. similar aroma too. a little thin and light on the palate, but the flavor is a nice, rich, malty brew. overall...good with food. kinda average/boring on it’s own, but the best Japanese beer i’ve had."
mkel07 (4035) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Queens Plaza Beer & Wine 071014. Black with a big creamy tan head. Smoke like aroma is okay and the thin bodied beer has some good flavours.
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Japan Centre. Hours a rich black. Not much aroma and body is a little thin but there are pleasant roasty tastes and as it’s not too heavy it actually pairs well with Japanese/Asian food.
Tranquillity (1451) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A black lager, but it’s surprisingly ale-like. Black, slightly smoking aroma and the taste is quite the same. Great thick plate!
TET (2000) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A very dark brown, slightly red beer with a medium, and beige head. Thenose is malty, bread, slightly roasted, also sweet berries. Taste has bread, some roastiness, tense. Medium bodied, quite harsh palate. Not very convincing beer, quite tasteless and tense.
mikkopen (915) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
334 ml bottle. Deep dark brown colour, tan head. Roasted malty aroma, sweetish notes. Mild, roasted malty flavour, with coffee notes. OK, but nothing special.
Beachmaster (213) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle into a pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black. Moderate tan head which quickly fades into a disc on the surface. No appreciable lacing. Nose is dark malt. Taste is faint amount of dark malt. Creamy mouth feel, with a long finish that leaves a somewhat odd, slightly bitter aftertaste. Not much here.
mrkleks (11) - - SEP 19, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
ciemny braz, brazowa piana szybko znika, palone, kwasne, nic specjalnego __