KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 version, drink a year later on draught at Nakameguro.
Huge malt, sweet but balanced by alcohol, and age. Smooth, clean, no strange flavors at all. The best Japanese-made bock I have tried yet. Much better and well-balanced than when it was young.
Capa (1908) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel in color with little head. Slightly fruity nose, caramel malts, chocolate, light toasted nuts. Body is a tad thin. Caramel malts, a little toasted, some fruits, and chocolate. Sorta bitter in the end. The alcohol comes on in the finish, but not all that noticeable. Pretty solid dopplebock.
TimE (2604) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth milk chocolately and caramel malty brew. Malt profile is spot on. Dangerously drinkable for 7%. Perhaps a bit fuller bodied would have helped. The commericial description is pretty spot on. This is what I want to drink next to a fire reading a good book.