KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Handpump at Nagameguro.
Dark brown with orange and a thin, fine, silky head. Hoppy aroma with pine, caramel, grass. Faint, subtle chocolate and a bit of fruit. Big bitter hops, earthy and grassy, with chocolate malts in the mouth. Very bitter finish. Highly drinkable but not really exciting. Nice chocolate touch, though.
TimE (4530) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Not a lot of complexity, just straight forward small floral hop bomb. Little malt backbone. Light and sessionable, this is better suited as a summer beer.