Thisis12ptfont (810) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma brings hops, brown sugar, toffee, subtle grape, dates, grape juice and raisin. Appearance is a dark brown with a crimson tint. Taste is very smooth, slick amber malts, melted molasses, burnt sugar sweetness comes through mid palate. Very sugary caramel, subtle raisins and a bitter hoppy boozey finish. Overall, very good stuff. Slick malty body with fruity sugar overtones. A+ rating.
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft bodied through a hand pump. Hides the ABV very well - drinks like 6%. Lots of caramel and toffee with a moderate to late heavy bitter finish. A hint of stewed apricot. Flavours are a bit muddled and I agree with Lefty - this needs some time to find it’s feet.
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Kamikaze. Lovely deep candy apple red with lace. Just beautiful. Nose of cherry and some citrus. Flavor starts with super sweet, almost syrupy marachino cherry then gets dirty and earthy, then a hugely bitter finish. Interesting. Could use a bit of aging, I think, to round out the edges, but probably the most fun beer I’ve had from them.