larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium light tan creamy head. Dark red barely translucent body. Light licorice aroma. Sweet taste of plum, prunes, and licorice. Dry throughout. Mild, yet the alcohol is noticeable. Dry licorice aftertaste. Very nice. (0.25l draft.)
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Man I was expecting Sakura in this beer, but lucky it is only a reference to the spring season when you can see sakura.
Dark chestnut color, burnt raisins and dark fruit and a just a touch of alcohol in the nose. All the flavour in the beer just falls in your mouth to the bottom (very strange). Strong dark fruit, with chocolatey mouth. Dried apricot winey finish.