Westkyoto77 (439) - Kyoto, - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Jet black in the glass, frothy head. Faint nose of wet cardboard, slightly fruity. A little too much carbonation for mine. Not awful, but there are plenty more black beers that do more at the same price or less.
jinroh (262) - ESTONIA - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from Takashimaya @ Nagoya Station. Pours black with a beige foamy head that is gone pretty fast. Aroma has a bit of mild roast, some watery hops and malt base. Taste is relatively smooth, a bit of carbonation attacking the tongue - but in general light body and velvety roast flavour covering the sensors. Somewhat sour mid-taste, transferring into longer slightly bitter and dry finish. Above average schwarzbier, quite drinkable but not that exciting.
KyotoLefty (5894) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 1020. Nice shiny black, low head. Roasty nose, woof, light licorice, light coffee. Light, fruity, roasty flavors; rather plain but clean and nothing off. Light body with rather high carbonation.