jdjuice (473) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma hard to pick up, slightly roasty. Not particularly heavily smoked, just a light dusting of smoke over an OK brown ale. A little thin.
GenDV138 (3758) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
140 ml glass on cask at Baird’s Bashamichi Taproom. Dark amber with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, roast. Tastes of toffee, roast, light smoky notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Pretty nice.
biirusaikou (1446) - - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plum, nutty, low carbonation, smoky finish. Not my style but a well done cask ale.
Theis (14612) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bashamichi Taproom. Clear dark dark brown - white bubbles. Nice smokey. Light fruity. Acid notes. Ok burned. Some bitterness. Ok body. Low carbonanation.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3434) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
5.7% cask on tap, 1000 yen tasting set at Basamichi taproom(200 yen more than Numazu). A clear dark ruby brown. Smooth, woodsy, maple, caramel, tasty stuff. nutty, a touch sweet but creamy & great. Chocolatey nose, smooth, easy drinking velvety goodness. A great cask ale.
EdKing (2201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap in Bashamichi Tap Room. Really dark brown ale, reddish edges. Nose is very malty, chocolate and roasted malt. Some ale fruitiness but it’s mainly a lot of malt. Nice chocolatey ale with good balance in those malty flavours.
jonno (2346) - JAPAN - SEP 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoked ale to go along with Chuck’s smoked meats. Not overly smokey as Mark said, just a solid bodied ale with some cured ham and salted fish. Fairly easy drinking and straight forward. Good for a few.
KyotoLefty (7975) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpump at the Taproom. Something like a smoked brown ale. Caramel aroma with rather lightish smoke. Smokier flavor with caramel, chocolate. Smoke still medium level, less than in Bamberg. A very tasty smoked ale, almost flat, with a very smooth, rich body. Great with BBQ.