maekchu (1693) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Craft Beer Live in Namba 2012. Special brew produced for this event. Pleasant chocolate aroma with some coffee. Muddy brown with a thin tan head. A mid-palate burst of some floral & fruity flavors. Great, smooth aftertaste. Maybe a bit off for the style, but a tasty beer.
KyotoLefty (5793) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Craft Beer Live 2012. Dark brown with a medium tan head. Earthy nose with cocoa and a bit of raisin. Chocolate-cocoa flavor, nice earthy hops, fruity, dried fruits. A bit phenolic. Nice earthy hoppiness and great balance and drinkability.