Wombata (350) - 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 (12123) - 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 (873) - 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.
AndySnow (1756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Black colour with a white head. Some lacing. Sweet malt, hops aroma. Flavour is sweet malt.
sunevdj (2914) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bungalow, Kyoto. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown with a small beige head and lacings. Sweet with lots of caramel. Also hints of roasted malts. Soft carbonation. Medium to full bodied.
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Qbrick. Complex aroma: yeasty, funky, manure, and honey. Very dark Coca-Cola brown. Sweetish and smooth, with a mild aftertaste. Medium body, mild carbonation, very satisfying. Maybe really a weirded up doppelbock. Tasty stuff.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A rock solid doppel, losing a few points with a thinnish body of slight 1 - Dmensionality. Quite rich and traditional - toffee,chocolate powder and smores. Fairly straight forward and drinkable.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Per
Dark brown color; medium sized head, with little retention. The aroma is mild, with Munich malt. Reasonable body strength; caramel and mildly roasted malts flavor, some chocolate in the finish; light oxidisation; correct bitterness. It has a good caramel and malt imprint. Not bad.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a murky dark brown color with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt and fruits. Good flavor of slightly roasted malt and fruits. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Interesting.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2221-20090605] Sample. Mild sweet malt aroma. Dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sweet grainy malt flavour, heavy and thick. Medium-full body. Nice, a bit boozy sweet but fair.
(4T @ Mondial 2009; Montreal, QC)