Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with a chestnut head. Fat molasses, coffee, burnt caramel and dark fruit nose warmed by a moderate amount of alcohol. A little thinner in the mouth then expected but very nice with all the stuff in the nose with strong warm espresso notes. Finishes roasty.
Silvan7 (428) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ hotel room in Kyoto. Profuma un po’ di zucchero di canna e un po’ di caramello. Colore marrone scuro tendente al nero. Schiuma nocciola piuttosto persistente e compatta. Gusto di tostatura, luppolatura generosa per il suo stile, poco carbonata e con finale brusco e amaro.
Ernest (5860) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rated Apr 2008.
Head is mostly lasting.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, husks).
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Very simple and just a tad grainy; drinkable but dull.
jgb9348 (4273) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thinnish brown coloured body with a almost ruby glow and a thinnish tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, roasted malt, coffee and a touch of chocolate - not too strong, especially for the style. Lightish bodied, somewhat Medium-bodied; Strong roasty flavour with a touch of coffee and some minor nuttiness. A bit of brown sugar and caramel sweetness and some stronger maltiness. Aftertaste is relatively sweet and mild, only a bit of bitterness comes through, but not bad - not too great, but no harshness or bitterness at all. Overall, a decent beer - not a great stout, but a good alternative to some of the lagers here. I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from a nice grocery store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan on 04-August-2010.
Nisse666 (3539) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Japnese beer rating at Tiddes, sponsor Kras, 2009-11-27, can AP: black, high light brown head. AR: rosted malt, hops F: roasted malt, hops, medium + bitterness, caramel , chocolate, almond
Theis (12122) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at McLoughlin’s Kyoto. Clear almost black (red glow) - offwhite head. High licorice, english licorice, burned, herbal, dry english licorice, dry nutty walnut, light vineous.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours nice, ruby black with thick tan head. pretty good retention.
Nose is weak, smells like a raisinette.
Taste is tolerable, cocoa, ampm coffee, melted aluminum, roasted shoe soles. foul metallic flavor is hard to shake, could be good, but isnt.
KyotoLefty (5541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly aged bottle. Lovely, shiny black with a bubbly, high, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and a bit of soy sauce. Creamy and smooth. flavor of chocolate and cafe au lait, with a well-managed bitterness, and berries. Very smooth, creamy mouth. Well done beer. Their best by miles.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 2, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Pitifully light-bodied stout, weak flavour but some roasted slight chocolate notes tasted. Overall...not terrible.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black colour with a nice head. Light aroma of malt and roastedness. Flavour of malt and hints of roastednees.