KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - 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.
jackl (6814) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ some Japanese restaurant in London. Deep brown with a tan head. Attractive pour. Nose is a bit subdued. General toasted cereal. Slightly nutty. Flavor is fairly neutral, mildly sweet. Caramel slathered toast. A bit of charred grain. Light body, strong carb.
cmacklin (759) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
334ml bottle. Pours a clear red-brown with a medium, short lived, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavour of roasted malt and nuts with a dry, mildly bitter, metallic finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.
Lilja (2608) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av rostad malt, soja, torkad mörk frukt, kaffe med toner av lakrits. Rund och len, lagom sötma, fin beska.
willisread (2211) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light roasted malt nose with some toasted caramel. Sweet but not overly so. Some weird notes as it warms: fishy and slightly natto like. Not bad overall though.
M_Sack (605) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Tokyo Bird, Sydney. Doesn't have the malt complexities of the German dunkels, but a good, lightish quaffing style, perfect for slamming back without thinking too much with good bar food.
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dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep brown with slight white head. Light bready aroma and taste and touch of roastiness. Quite clean tasting.
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Travlr (20882) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber brown color, large beige head with good retention. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is sweet, sticky, malty caramel. Tasty. My 100th tmavy rating.
MarcinG (397) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Butelka. Ciemny prawie czarny w kolorze z palona piana ktora szybko znika. W zapachu chmielowe nuty i lukrecja.raczej wodnisty o malo skomplikowanym smaku.wyczuwa sie karmel.lukrecje ale i kawe. Dostateczny.
bloodbuzzdean (42) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5%abv. In bottle at Nippon Kitchen. Black colour and few head. Very smooth and dry, has stout feels.
MrJamesMcEwan (201) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
* Bottle. Pours dark ruby black, with tan head.
* Aroma is strong, liquorice, roasted malt & coca.
* Palate is rich body, very high carbonation, fine bubbles.
* Taste is slightly dry, burnt dark malts, grass & liquorice.
* Finish is thin & short, roasted dark malts.
* Overall slightly dry, burnt dark malts, grass & liquorice, only bad point is very high carbonation.