maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Notes from tasting session. Hop bitterness is moderate but definitely lingers. Moderate body, too. Strength is in the hopping.
EdKing (1545) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint shared in Maltan with TimE. Colour is reddish. Nose is fruity, touch of cranberry. Taste is fruity, ale-like and with a sweetish sugary touch to it. Getting red fruit flavours too like cranberry and raspberry.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 vintage, 2 years aged, draught at Q-Brick. The most beautiful dark crimson colored beer I have ever seen. Thin, lacy, head. Aroma of partly oxidized aged malt, cherry, and stone fruits, and a bit of smoke, Subtle and integrated. Flavor of rich caramel malt, slightly oxidized, with chocolate, cherries, raisins and other dried fruits, as well as some wood and a bit of funk. Quite dry, with sherry notes as well. Smooth, rich, and heavy. Wonderfully put together, though not really original or exciting. Very reliably done bock.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber red color, caramel malty nose. Full body, rich mildly syrupy mouth with lots of caramel and a malty finish. Lacked a bit of depth, but not bad.