willisread (1875) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBM Koenji. Beautiful brown with some caramel on the rims and a finger of tan foam that lingers. Light floral notes, caramel, light roasted smores and tobacco. Rich, full flavors on the palate with average carbonation. As it warms the flavors become more pronounced. Some light floral notes as well. A bit sweet, but not cloying, with a dryness. Peppery finish. Very nice.
Nocturne (1594) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Craftheads, Tokyo. Dark brown shade with lasting tan head. Sakura comes through most in the aroma. The taste is rich with malty, earthy, tobacco and stone fruit notes. Moderately sweet with a fairly thick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad on the whole.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from craft beer base osaka. Sweet doppelbock with alcohol well hidden. Big rich malt flavour and sweetness and little bitterness. A very nice example of the style.
GenkiGonzo (926) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Bungalow. Dark brown colour with off-white/red head. Aroma has strawberry with some cherry blossom. Flavour has burnt malts with floral notes to give a smooth feel. Doesn’t taste like 8%.
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Baird Nakameguro. Dark brown, golden head. Aroma is bit strawberry, floral, bubblegum, some marshmallow, and bit of cocoa. Taste is good lots of body, light roast, bit sweet, floral. Bit of caramel, sweetness. Nice.
dfearnley (1555) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint glass
Chocolate, sweet malt, asuki bean, and cherry. Dark brown with a thin, but long lasting light tan head. This is sweet, too sweet for my tastes, and it needs some hops to balance it out.
Ferris (10512) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Roast malts, prune and a bit of sourness. Jet brown with a rich but thin brown head. Almost flowery, dark malts, molasses and some dark fruit. A nice example of the style.
Wombata (606) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: malt, milk chocolate, cola, hint of molasses, coffee.
Flavor: malt, caramel, intense cola, milk chocolate, yeast. Finishes with coffee and cola.
Comment: rich full-bodied, good carbonation gives it some added complexity and lift so it does not come across as heavy.
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted. Dry roasted. Bread notes. Ok bitterness. Chocolate. Nice malty. Light hoppy.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3984) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bungalow, it poured a dark reddish amber black with a very minimal off-white head. The flavor was port like with a mild caramel sweetness. It had a great body and was smooth for 8% which wasn’t so noticeable. Flavorwise it wasn’t so complex possibly due to being served too cold or because my tastebuds were overloaded after a 9-course dinner! All in all a well done beer as I expect from Fujizakura.