shoulderbroken (1991) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Dark amber colour, small golden bubbly head. Aroma is spicy, malty, bit of orange, tea and chocolate milk. Taste is initially great, bit of chocolate, citrus bitterness, biscuity. Body is obviously a bit thin and this shows up quite quickly, but for the % this is great. Finish is lightly bitter with a bit of malty sweetness. Really good stuff.
KyotoLefty (6334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from the brewery shop. Drank on the train back to Tokyo. Medium to dark brown with orange tints. Tall, fine, tan head. Cloudy and muddy. Earthy aroma, with chocolate, caramel, ice tea with lemon, and grassy, earthy hops. Quite nice really. Like a light amber ale. Thin body for sure. Flavor is chocolate malt, coffee, earthy, grassy, hops and tobacco. Nice flavor! A bit thin and metallic with tea, but really quite good! Tastes like a light bitter. Amazingly tasty for less than 1% alc.