willisread (928) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Daiei. Drank on the train home. A little roasted malt and light chocolate. Yeast is the first flavor that stands out. Too much yeast. Some raisin as it warms up. Mellows out a little s it warms. Body is ok....maybe s little too thin. Interesting slight sourness on the finish though.
firstsip (716) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can in Okinawa. Pretty coffee nose. Thin body of roasted sharp malts, mild coffee, some sweetness.
biirusaikou (1262) - - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toffee, brown sugar.Chocolate candy, caramel, mild coffee, sweet finish. Quite a sweet porter, simple but drinkable.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is pretty ass hat. Roasty bitterness over a watery body with some metallic bite. Kind of has a gluggly feel. Tokyo Black slays this.
maekchu (2764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Yawata Super Izumiya. Strong yeasty nose with some good milk chocolate. Very dark brown. Mild-flavored but thick chocolate / solid bittering comes on rising carbonation / finish is powder-like and then slightly creamy. Medium body. Tasty. Light flavors. Yeast is a bit too much. Gets better as it warms up a little.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Mick, 5%, served in a snifter and drunk on the train home. A dark black, pretty much black pour with alight beige fizzy head. The aroma is sweet candy roasted chocolate sweetness. The taste is roasty chocolate & sweet fruity dark malts. A solid though unexciting dark beer.
GenkiGonzo (651) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2014 Can from Qanat. Almost black with small tan head. Aroma has plum, chocolate and a hint of coffee. Very light body, but nice balance of flavours, especially liking the berries.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Helios Pub in Naha City. Deep dark brown colour, red-brown hue, small light brown creamish head. Roasty malty soft aroma with licorice and roasty caramel, some chocolate too. Ok mouthfeel., suspected more filling for a porter. Soft roasty malty flavour with caramel, bit chocolate and brown sugar with bit licorice. Ok porter but bit thin really.
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Raisin-do. Shiny black with a tight, tan head. Chocolate nose, with milk, berries and fruit. Light and smooth body. Rich but not too roasty and also not too sweet. Nice fruit, some wood. Refreshing, very drinkable and tasty, with great balance, though quite light—probably great for Okinawa.
TimE (4149) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark chocolate, dark cherries, licorice, a bit thin bodied. Malty. Great depth, but not enough body.