KapitiCritique (324) - Xincheng, Henan Province, - DEC 5, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is dark, it is also nearly tasteless. I drank a lot of these right from the get go over a lengthy period hoping it would get better. They never stuck their necks out. The irony is that Japanese as a whole like big flavours but the major breweries just hang on to the old standbys like Bud and Busch and Coors and Miller or who ever they are these days. This is not a good example of anything.
ontbeermaker (2152) - 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 (294) - 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 (1704) - 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.
dynamiteninja (1287) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Thin off white head. Deep brown to Pepsi Cola hue. Poor head retention knocks its app score from a 4 to a 3. Nose is fruit, alcohol, iron, perfume, hops and cigar tobacco, spice. Bittersweet. Good body. Crisp mouthfeel. Dry finish. Good.
Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can, from my local Korean grocery store, at Blenheim Rd. Hard to rate a beer that has no flavour at all. I give it a 5 for aroma because it least it nothingness is not off-putting as some pretty bad smells one finds in beers worldwide. With much effort I can taste some caramel malts, coal and ashes. Very watery. Nah...
Tonkun (447) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark pour with half a finger of off white head. roasted caramel, roasted nuts and bread. Lighter than expected. Not bad
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11.3oz bottle. Pours clear cola. Soda tan, fizzing out foam. Sweet apple nose. Mild soy, Taste is quite sweet with red apple, quite a decent amount of sugar. Dark cherry cola comes to mind. No flaws. Drinkable, but no roast character. More sweet roll and cherry.
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with one finger head. Sweet and malty. Toasty, but strange, not in a bad way though.
allesmetkaas (166) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Tesco. Pours dark chestnut, with an off-white head. Aroma of malt and molasses. Light burnt caramel taste. Pleasantly drinkable
andregoncalves (806) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - AUG 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle. Dark red color with thin head. Caramel and light roasted aroma.