jonno (2290) - JAPAN - JAN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty British leaning IPA. Good looking dark amber colour. Grassy/flowery hops with a big heft of toffee and crystal malt. Finishes moderately bitter with a lot of the crystal malt. Solid.
shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Gambrinus. Amber clear colour with small gold head. Aroma, not much, bit of hop, bit of spiky malt. Taste is bitter but not overpowering. Citrus hop. Some malt. Ok but not a mind blower and a bit underwhelming. Not bad, but feels a bit lacklustre.