jdjuice (496) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a really nice crema head. Nice thick, creamy body, and quite hoppy. Hoppiness kind of overshadows the malt flavors, but I’m really digging the full body on this.
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biirusaikou (2363) - - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Naka-Meguro taproom. Toffee, rich cereals, floral hops, dry fruit, spice, bitter finish. Not bad but quite boozy and a bit tiring on the palate.
willisread (2216) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Mitsuya’s in Asagaya. Poured into a snifter. Hazy, rich caramel brown with a modest white head. Floral, pine, rye aromas present. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee taste abound. Hope shine through on the finish.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small glass at Bakujun. Hazy dark brown with thin light beige head. Aromas of floral, citrus, pine. Tastes of floral, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish.
GenkiGonzo (1020) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Copper brown colour, small head. Aroma has fruity hops, rye and some sweet malty notes. Flavour is mostly the malts with some rye and a nice bitter hop finish. A great mix of flavours.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4349) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8.5% 1000 yen tasting set at Basamichi taproom(200 yen more than Numazu). Quite a dark glossy brown with reddish tints & a beige head. Malty, chocolate sweet nose. Full smooth bodied beer, the taste is smokey, chocolate, toffee, a bit of heft to it but just a hint of citrus hop notes over a great malty complex body. Nice.
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Rye, spicy, fruity, oxidation, mouldy, nice, ok hoppy, light sweetness, piney, resin.
AndySnow (6520) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting. 2011 vintage. Brown colour with a small off-white head. Minimal lacing. Sweet hops, caramel, plum, raisin aroma. Flavour is dark fruit, raisin.
shoulderbroken (3538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Harajuku taproom. Red amber almost brown coloured with small off white/beige head. Aroma is bit spicy and with lots of hoppy bitterness (b.o./cat pee) and pine elements. Real prickly spikiness in the mouth. Taste is quite boozy and nice and bitter. Very nice.
jonno (2448) - JAPAN - OCT 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A solid drop. I see the Arrogant Bastard refernces. Big hops - no HUGE hops with a thick, scalding body finishing with a scattershot of brutal hops. THe slightly roasty full body is a perfect springboard for the PNW hops. Solid showing here.