shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is dark fruit, raisins, yeasty, spice and port. Taste is interesting, cakey sweetness, fruit less prominent, quite unusual, light, vinous again. Good stuff and interesting.
maekchu (2097) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Big sugary aroma, some light yeast and gentle dark fruit. Dark brown, with light tan and very thick head. Gushed a bit upon opening. Mild and lightly sweet and also a bit earthy; dark fruit and grainy cereal notes, along with some serious bittering; bitter notes continue and then moderate slowly in the finish. Medium body. Pretty good.
KyotoLefty (6354) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy chocolate nose, very tangy, complex, funky, weird. Dark brown with lace. Completely disappointing flavor in comparison. Spicy, biscuity, chocolate, but relatively bland. Decent, but not up to what I expect from Dupont.
mike12da (69) - Osaka, JAPAN - NOV 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red/amber color with light white head. Gushed quite a bit but really settled down quickly in the glass. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, pine, and yeast. Thin body with very light but sharp carbonation. Light spiced flavor, quite similar to the aroma, with a nice long lingering finish. Not bad, but not on par with their other beers.