KapitiCritique (375) - 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.
Cimbasso (366) - - SEP 4, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 33cl bottle. Pours black with a hint of brown at the edges. Beige head and medium carbonation. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. The taste is of burnt malts but it quite quickly fades, leaving quite a thin aftertaste. Mouthfeel is also rather thin. A very clean beer, but a little bland. Good initial taste, but a little disappointing.
edsspoon (776) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - deep ruby red with a foamy fizzy brown head. Aroma of treacle, hints of roasted malt, a little cocoa. Taste of chocolate, hints of molasses and dark fruits. Medium, dry body and low carbonation.
Inbreak (3004) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30.04.2014, 0,33l bottle @ Sushi Lovers Torvehallerne, Copenhagen:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sour-ish, minerals, dark malts, grass, licorice, hay, roasted grain. Taste is slightly dry malty, dark malts, grass, licorice, minerals, roasted grain, hay, paper. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.
Jenner707 (35) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice black color with dark brown top. Aroma dominated by the rosted malt...In this case I wouldn’t see this as a con. The aftertaste has the same roasted dark taste, makes you think of licorice and coffee.
Last the carbonation is way too high very sad,now that the rest of the beer was that good.
mike67 (939) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with tall, off-white head. Aroma is of plums and toasted malt. Body is medium and very crisp, way too much carbonation. Taste is similar to aroma with some herbal hops in the background. Finish is short and barely noticeable. Overall it is drinkable brew.
TorbenJensen (831) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much aroma and just a little thin foam. Malty with hardroasted palate and slightly taste of english licorice. Hoppy, but still with hardroasted malt and licorice as main theme. Lovely dark lager.
markducommun (451) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown with a light tan head. Light molasses, rice grain,light earthiness. Very light bitterness, round malt sweetness and light bready backbone. Medium body, light chewiness. Slightly oily, medium watery finish. Fine.
liinis (1726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
surprisingly good and tasty and feels almost like a good thick stout. Black colour and a beige head
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is a dark beer that is too malty in my opinion. it has a tan head and can be overwhelming.
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark colour with small beige foam. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits. Taste has roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hops. A bit nutty. Starts a bit sweet and finishes bitter. Dry, smooth mouthfeel. Decent beer and easy to drink.