faroeviking (10275) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella in Obatake mura, Yamaguchi. Clear deep dark brown close to black colour, small beige head. Aroma of roasty malt and soem chocolate, mild and soft like. Ok mouthfeel, bit thin. Pleasant flavour of roasted malt with chocolate and bit dark fruit, mild soft bitterness for a porter. Quite nice despite it’s a bit thin.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Brimmer Berr Box. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Roasted. Coffee. Fruity. Nutty. Herbal hoppy. Some chocolate. Bitter notes. Grainy. Some toasted bread. Ok - a bit plain.
AndySnow (1199) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Deep brown colour with no head. Mild coffee aroma. Weak mouthfeel. Flavour of coffee, chocolate, hops.
Westkyoto77 (132) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Brimmer Beer Box. Roasted malts, nice hops coming through as well. Like other Brimmer beers, this is well balanced, quite satisfying. Restrained sweetness and velvety texture means this can be enjoyed all year round.
TimE (2584) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown color. Excellent chocolately and roasted malt nose. Chocolate brownies fill with nuts in the mouth. Off sweet. Lingering chocolate nuttiness. Superb. Really nice porter
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - DEC 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Soft roast, soft body. Moderately hoppy. Very much made for the japanese market. Some chocolate and coffee of course, though I prefer a roastier porter.
shoulderbroken (1144) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Brimmer Beer Box. Dark chocolate brown, small golden creamy head. Aroma is chocolate, milky, bit of roast, touch of fruitiness in the background. Taste is more stouty, to start off, not really any trace of the fruit, lots of chocolate. Further down the fruit arrives, blackberries, plums maybe. Less creaminess. Quite smooth, and pretty nice. Touch of roast there too.
larsga (5324) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head. Clear deep dark brownish red body. Roasty caramelly aroma with earthy notes. Dryish roasty caramelly taste with herbal earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish roasty burnt coffee aftertaste with chocolatey earthy notes. Very nice. Harmonic and drinkable. (0.25l draft at Popeye, Tokyo. Menu says 6%.)
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Draught at Brimmer Beer Box. Nose of creamy chocolate, cocoa, nuts. Rich dark chocolate, nuts, and coffee flavors. Perfect balance. Nice body too. Good stuff. Much improved.