TimE (5047) - Tokyo, - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
med dark brown color. Chocolate malt, coffee, a touch of chocolate. Excellent chocolate malt, dark fruit, burnt sugar in the mouth. Very low hops. Extremely well put together. Amazing depth. Linger chocolate malt and burnt raisin finish. If you don’t appreciate brown ale this will make you.
shoulderbroken (3755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2015 Draft at the brewery. Dark orange amber colour, almost brown, small golden head. Aroma orange, touch of cream, bit of spice, ginger. Malty roast maybe. Taste spicy, orange brown bread, ginger nuts, floral bitterness. Really nice and interesting too. Rerate at Keyaki. Caramel at the front, focuses on the malt but I like it. Little sweetness, like it. Maybe not as bitter or spicy as I expected, but I like it.