jonno (2231) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit of extra info - weighs in at 30 IBUs apparently. Soft, malt driven nose. nothing stands out aroma wise. Lovely tawny amber colour. Good silky body. Toffee, some light chocolate sprinkles a soft floral bitterness to finish. Well made, but it’s no Fuller’s ESB.
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 1020. Pretty, deep, dark red. Tall, fine head. Rich, nutty malt nose, with earthy hops. Very rich and malty flavor. Nutty, with chocolate. Light hop flavor, but decent bitterness, long-lasting. Spicy finish from hops. A malt showcase, with nice, subtle use of hops. Very tasty.