KyotoLefty (9114) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Handpump at Nagameguro.
Almost black with a bit of orange. Lacy, thin, head. Aroma of roasted malt, wheat, ad lots of fruit: peach and grape. Fruity flavor, with peach, wheat, burnt malts. Very burnt, bitter finish with malt and hops. Smooth but a bit thin.
TimE (4950) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Milk chocolate and puffed wheat exude from the nose. Malty, a touch sweet, smooth mouth. Chocolate malts really shine. Full body. Moderately bitter finish. Very drinkable. Very unique as hops never shine until the finish. Want more now.
Capa (2616) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a tan head. Chocolate, light roasted malts, slighlty sour aroma. Flavor seems a bit harsh but nice. Light but noticeable burnt malts, roasted malt, a bit sour, some cocoa. Creamy body. Dry Finish. Solid. (Handpump at Nakameguro Taproom)