romeogolf (6) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - AUG 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, B.C. Poured with a nice, light tan head, but not very much carbonation. A clear, dark ruby color in the light. Low, roasted malt aroma with a hint of caramel. Moderate roasted malt flavor with bitter-chocolate and a medium-low bitterness. Slow, dry aftertaste that lingers with a subtle roastiness. A clean black lager that, in spite of it being Japanese, would pair well with blackened Cajun food, Mexican mole, cold cuts on black rye bread, or chargrilled steaks.
adamnowek (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very flat aroma. Slightly malty with a hint of soy sauce on the tongue. Dark with a thin beige head.
Zarkam (507) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
334ml bottle from Alko Arkadia, cola brown colour, small frothy mostly lasting off-white head, fair lacing. Moderately malty aroma of roast dark bread, cookie, molasses and light coffee with light spicy hops. Taste is initally balanced and moderately acidic, turning into a lightly bitter slightly burnt finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Fairly simple and easy to drink dark lager that still is distiguishable as one.
The_Osprey (2397) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this before, but no notes. This time it’s a 344 (yes ’4’) ml bottle, BB Oct 2015, 5%. Black (or very dark ruby), small scummy off-white head. Aroma is nail varnish remover, sweet bubblegum malts, some roast. Body is light, foamy, low carbonation. Taste is light roasted malts, smoke, tangy sweetness, soft lager vibe, no real bitterness. Definitely tastes smoked. Easy going stuff. Decent supermarket beer.
Cuso (5311) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Seoul plaza, Bratislava. Dark brown color with medium beige head. Caramel malt, chocolate, nuts. Sweet caramel malty taste with coffee, nuts, rice. Maybe this is Japan’s favourite dark beer, but definitely not mine.
Gurthnar (2363) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Seoul Plaza. Aroma washing cloth, yet at the same time chocolate, dark malt notes, which seem promising. Very dark colour, clear. Moderately sized head, very short duration. Taste actually quite acceptable, maybe even slightly enjoyable. Simple, roasted flavours, toffee, chocolate. Initially rather sweet, eventually bitterness slides in to balance things in the finish. Okay beer. Easily drinkable.
wekker84 (1690) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma malts some roasted malts spicy citrus and hops flavor malts spicy some roasted malts fruits and some hops
SperkeleForce (661) - FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 33,4 cl. Pours black brown with browinsh frothy head and a roasted scent. Notes of roasted malts, coffee, rice, nuts, chocolate. Actually pretty nice brew.
vipinvelp (2497) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, small light brown foam ring. Light caramel aroma. Smooth taste, light sweet, light bitter. (Houston 201501)
Herzog_Wilhelm (22) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Munich style says the bottlecap. You wont find Tokyo style beers in munich. too soon. Looks OK and has really some munich Dunkelbierstyle. rather dry, some hops and burnt malt, it makes a suitable overall impression. In terms of finesse there is still an untapped potential.
Cool_Bond (1707) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
The scent is quite empty. The taste is metallic, soy sauce and a little coffee. Slightly bitter which fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Empty beer. Sadly, too. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.