KansaiBeerLvrs (1325) - 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 (12739) - 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 (2458) - Stockholm, 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 (1698) - 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 (2129) - 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.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber in color with a light tan head. A light roasted and heavy hop aroma. Flavor has some nice citric notes with roast and light candied sugar as well. Light dry bitterness in the finish. A very nice brew but for Bakayaro! I was hoping for more intensity. Still, a very nice offering from Baird.
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Nakameguro.
Dark orange-brown color with a thin, frothy head. Big American hop aroma, with citrus and pine, medium malt with raisins. Flavor is sweet yet well balanced, with caramel, rich malt, and both aroma and bittering hops. Has notes of raisins, pine, citrus, and cherry. Big, bitter hop finish. Nice stuff.