Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at copper’s ale in Tokyo. Dark pour with s nice mocha head. Nuts, spice, herb, cocoa, chocolate. Thin and lighter than expected body. Nice but a bit more flavor towards the finish would be nicer
Nocturne (1677) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brimmer Beer Box, Tokyo. Brown with ruby hints. Short head and lacing. Rich cocoa, coffee and nutty notes. The taste is quite dry. For the style I think this is almost spot-on, although personally I’d appreciate a little more sweetness.
willisread (2041) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Watering Hole or CBM. Can’t remember where. Deep copper brown color with a light tan head. Caramel, malt, toasted cacao nibs and toffee on the nose. Tastes similar with more emphasis on the cacao nibs. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish. Middle of line porter.
GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass on draft at Brimmer Beer Box. Clear dark brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, light roast and chocolate. Tastes of caramel, toffee, roast, light nutty, cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Brimmer Beer Box in Tokyo.
Pour is a brown mahogany with a creamy white head. Smells of nuts and caramel.
Taste is milk chocolate, nuts and caramel. Fairly basic but still manages to be enjoyable.
maekchu (3267) - Hirakata, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Sugaya. Chocolatey nose, with deep dark roast, light coffee, and some berries. Dark translucent brown, filmy head, some lace. Medium dark chocolate initial, gets very nutty (macadamia, walnut) in mid palate, and mild bittering in finish. Light-medium body. Very smooth and soft.
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo.
Dark brown color, small off-white head. Light toasted aroma. Light-bodied. Catamel, toasted even a bit smokey flavor. Soft palate. Easygoing.
omhper (22763) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Popeye, Tokyo. Dark brown, minimal head. Chocolaty nose. Mid dry with medium body and rounded, velvetty mouthfeel. Chocolate and toast. Mid bitter finish, Harmoniuos.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4186) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at iBrew, 390 yen for a small. 5.5% it pours a dark reddish brown, black in the glass with a thin tan head. Nice roasty chocolate aroma. Thin to medium bodied, nice chocolate/cocoa powder with roasted notes. Tasty but a bit thin for a dark beer-probably Brimmer’s Best.
biirusaikou (2305) - - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cocoa beans nose. Milky chocolate flavor, roasted cereals, light sweet finish. Quite drinkable for a porter, even though a bit one-dimensional.