mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Matt at Craft Beer Live. Pours a cloudy mocha brown with a beige head. A nutty aroma, some pine hop, mostly hazelnut. Hazelnut flavour with some gentle coffee and malt. A moderately bitter pine finish. Lively carbonation with a medium body, lingering nutty flavour. Pretty good stuff.
melush (2759) - SPAIN - MAY 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65cl / Botella 65cl.
@ Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo, Japon.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, chocolate, nuts, sweet / Malta tostada, chocolate, frutos secos, dulce.
maekchu (3400) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hanshin Department Store Portland Fair. Apparently, this is a Japan-exclusive beer. Medium roasty nose, caramel, and hazelnuts. Medium translucent brown color. Rich roast malt initial, moderate hop in mid, light coffee notes, mild bitter finish. Thin-medium body and very clean feautured. Smooth and fairly tasty.
Wombata (618) - Kobe, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Hanshin for Portland/Valentines Day event. The idea for this came from Ai Tani-San of CBB and Laurelwood came up with the recipe and made it.
Aroma: Light molasses note, roasted hazelnuts, coffee.
Palate: Medium bodied.
Flavor: Light molasses sweetness hazelnut, dark chocolate, coffee that turns toward bitter chocolate on the finish.
Comment: Dry overall with definite nutty character. Well done.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Hanshin’s Portland Event. Laurelwood Nut Brown Ale 6.4%
Pouring a deep brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is nutty chocolate, think a nutty muffin. The flavor is a bit sweet than expected with a well balanced roastiness and nut spread character. Flavorful and easy drinking, it was my favorite of the tasting set.