omhper (18954) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
<i>Bottled (6%). </i> Clear mahogany colour, no head. Nutty caramelly nose. Medium sweet with dense, clean mouthfeel and medium body. Ligh t bitterness with unusual spices.
anders37 (15535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a darkish brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly bready aroma. Sweetish malty miso soup flavor. Has a sweetish malty miso finish.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th May 2011
Bottle at the White Horse. Big thanks to Doug, Jamie and Mark for arranging, facilitating and serving. Cheers Guys! Hazy red-amber beer. Big pale tan head which tastes sweet - cream with sugary bubblegum come red fruits come sweet red beans thing going on. Reminded me a little of some of those crazy Japanese Kit Kats. The beer is semi crisp with light carbonation. Sweet tangy vibrant generic fruits with cream and mild bubblegum in the background. Tiny bit of sherbet. An enigmatic beer full of flavour but hard to pin down. Who cares? Tastes great!
Theis (12758) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Golden Garden, Hiroshima. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Nutty, caramel, light butterscotch, citric, beany, citric-sour, watery finish.
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Mondial de la Bière
Appearance: Mildly hazed amber brew with lighter ring of head..
Nose: Caramel malts , sweet candy top , slight herbal feel.
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied. Thicker texture up front , slightly chewy over all. Malty with more of caramel. Slight alcohol at finish.Fine.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium tan head. Hazy opaque black body with ongoing carbonation. Fruity red beans aroma with toffee and caramel pudding notes. Dry-sweet toffee and rice pudding taste with grassy notes. Fullish body. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish fruity soy sauce aftertaste with licorice and alcohol notes. Nice, unusual, and harmonic. Very drinkable. (0.33l bottle, JR Takashimaya, Nagoya.)
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with an amber/red tint. Medium head. Aroma is a bit sweet, rich, with caramel and a bit of fruit. Good malt flavor, not too sweet, but rich, dark and slightly roasted, slightly meaty, with light miso flavors. Nice-somewhere between a dunkel and an alt. Rich but not sweet. Rather highly carbonated. the miso is incorporated nicely and really works better than I expected.
Scopey (5521) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Japanese Craft beer tasting at the White Horse. It pours hazy dark amber, with red highlights, low carbonation and a foamy beige head. The nose is varnish, sweet caramel, marzipan, plum, Crème brulée, fig, salt and brown sugar. The taste is seaweed, melon, marmite, tart cherry, chocolate, peppered beef jerky, wood, ripe strawberry and a little alcohol warmth. Wow this is a very interesting brew! It is all about the umami.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted @ GJBF Yokohama: Light salty sweet malty flavor, some pale light malts and subtle hop flavor, not much miso, rust in the tail.
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
15/IX/13 - 33cl bottle @ post-Zwanzeday tasting at home - BB: 14/XII/2013 (2013-867)Thanks to KyotoLefty for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, aery beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, sugary, some dried fruits, toast, bit nutty. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: little sugary, bitter touch, some caramel, bit salty, toast, thin. Aftertaste: salty touch, mocha, umami, bit toasted, hint of dried fruits, bitter touch, but overall a watery impression. Too bad, cause the smell was so promising!