Westkyoto77 (156) - Kyoto, - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Beautiful dark chestnut colour in the glass. Cloudy with a longish lasting head. Smooth and rich, with caramel and some fruit inside. Really nice,will have again soon.
Beerenberger (824) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aoma is malt forward. Caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts. Pours a cloudy brown with a mostly diminishing tan head and no lacing. The taste is similar to the nose. Caramel, biscuit, with notes of molasses. There is a taste of grain in the finish with a bitter aftertaste. Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Smoothish mouthfeel. Overall, enjoyable. One of the better Japanese beers Iíve tasted.
deyholla (4856) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thank to a trade! Pours a hazy amber brown with a tan head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of dark bread with a touch of sweetness and an underlying light grassy hop note. Flavor has the same dark bread that has a decent amount of musty grass hops.
enao7410 (2) - - MAY 22, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Place;Bashamici Tap Room.Cask condition.Body is dark amber and very small tan collored head .Flavor is nut,caramel and citrus.Mouth feel;low carbonatation.very smooth. Nice one!
Bragesnak (4646) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Flavour with some fruit and malt
Pyrmir (1453) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @CBC13. Dark brown with beige head. Nose of caramel, nuts, caramel and roasted malts. Tastes of roasted malts, toffee, nuts with a bitter finish.
Benzai (4436) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Hazy reddish color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, hops, decently bitter. Medium body and carbonation.
Benfi (307) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours an orangey yellowish-beige head. The nose has big resin and light citrus with toffee and caramel malts. Sweet aroma with tons of resin. Flavor is rather light and sweet with ttons of resin and a smack of flavorful hops...not overly bitter though.
5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Rich caramel, like a burnt brown sugar color, large foamy light beige head, nice lacing.   Soft
roastiness on the nose, very pale hops, slightly citrusy.   Not a robust or big porter, at least by the looks and smells.
A bit more fruity and citrusy on the tongue than others, not terribly hoppy, or overly roasty.   Mild Porter with
more fruity/citrusy aspects than most.   Some caramel and bready notes on the finish.   Body and mouthfeel are
moderate to full.   Lingering spicy citrus notes, caramel, soft roast, and sweet wheat bread like characteristics.
Not what I was expecting, but it works.
adamah (88) - - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very good brown ale. It has pungent aromas of toffee and caramel. The body is very smooth with light carbonation. It has a delicate sweet maltiness up front but a nice dry taste lingering in the finish. The bitterness burning within is very subtle. A must try for fans of the style.
ccex (826) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours a cloudy medium brown with 2-finger beige head and good lacing. Aroma is full of roasted and caramel malts with some nuts, bread, and toffee. Taste is sweet with a slightly dry, nutty finish. Body is lighter than I expected. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth with only slight carbonation. This is the best beer from Japan I have tried so far, and a decent brown ale at that.