KyotoLefty (5595) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, Dec. 2007.
Dark amber color, cloudy, tall head. Aroma of hops and amber malt. Slightly earthy, with a touch of caramel. Dry amber malt flavor, a touch of dark fruits, but very dry, with strong hops as well as dry malt. Bitter, hoppy finish. Interesting and DRY. Nice, but a little too lacking in malt and sweetness for me.
TimE (2821) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light amber color. Less carbonated than expected. Hops are also not as strong as expected. Has the antiseptic taste I get in mouthwash that a lot of steams have. Straight forward, not bad.