GenkiGonzo (407) - 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 (2314) - 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 (1093) - 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 (5229) - 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 (468) - 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 (13843) - 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 (2516) - 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 (4156) - 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 (3277) - 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 (2336) - 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.