KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Asahiya, 7% served in a snifter it pours a dark inky black with a slight beige head that disappears quickly leaving a delicate ring clinging to the sides of the glass. It has a rich meaty aroma of chocolate & tangy dark fruits. The body is a bit on the thin side but the mouthfeel is nice enough. The taste is pretty good, dark chocolate, some tart berry flavors & a roasty chocolate finish. Pretty nice, it reminds me of my own Cranberry Christmas Porter...
Thisis12ptfont (883) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is pronounced maple syrup, yeast, milk, amber malts and malted barley syrup. Dark magenta appearance with a brown tint. Taste is thin with slick toffee, maple, milky yeast, cinnamon and brown sugar. Overall, very unique brew with nice malty flavors.
maekchu (2356) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Sweet spicy roast malt nose, cola, and some dark dried fruit. Medium translucent brown color. Thick malty initial with raisin and dark sugar / finish is light and sort of balanced. Medium body, slick and a little oily. Tastes more like a bock wannabe than an old ale.
biirusaikou (811) - - DEC 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Milk choco nose. Roasted cereals, plum, smokey finish. Feels a bit like a light stout.
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Clear dark brown - white head. Fruity notes, coffee, roasted, caramel, toasted, bisquit, amber malts, acid notes, sweet malty, light bitterness. OK.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth well balanced, treacle like old ale. Some vanilla, treacle, caramel. Not overly exciting, but punches above 7%.
sunevdj (3277) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Pours a clear dark brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet with some caramel aromas. Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Kinda one-sided and boring.
AndySnow (4160) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. No 31 of 50. Brown colour with a minimal head. Small lacing. Coffee caramel aroma. Caramel toffee flavour.
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBJG courtesy of TimE, thank you sir! Cloudy brown color. Aroma of cocoa powder and coffee. Taste is dilute cocoa.
KyotoLefty (6830) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2014 Tap at iBrew. Malty nose, chocolate fudge, caramel, light manure. Dark brown with a low, fine head. Rich fudge flavor, figs, fruits, great rich malts. Nicely bitter finish. Rather like a doppelbock somehow. Good.