PotjeBier (1999) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ The Hangover, Nakano, Tokyo. Clear dark brown color. Beige head. Aroma’s: not much actually, a bit roast, a little chocolate, hints of red fruit. Rather neutral flavor, a slight fruity acidity. Light bodied, actually too thin. Finish is rather dry, roasted (a bit of ash even) which is the best part of this beer, for the rest it’s too boring.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3058) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Beer Belly Temma, I was told it is about 6%... A very dark brown pour with red accents & a light beige head. A decent dark lager, some chocolatey malt notes, easy drinking but not so flavorful with a possible slight hint of grain. Ok.
Artichoke (86) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
One finger head. Roasted Berry nose, a little wet grass, slight metallic, but well balanced bitters and sweet.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Dark brown clear like colour, medium beige head. Dark malty caramel bit chocolate aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Dark malty swett like flavour with caramel and bread too along with mild chocolate.
Westkyoto77 (561) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bungalow. Rich dark brown, thin head. Flavours of malt, molasses, touch of chocolate and coffee. Tasty and balanced. Packs a good amount of flavour in a light body. Really good stuff.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Tap at Edobori Beer Belly. Dark brown colour with white head of small bubbles. Aroma is lightly hoppy, and quite malty. Taste is malty with chocolate elements and a bit of wheat. Bitter finish. Nice. Update: 19/5/13 more caramel aroma, Vienna like. Much darker colour though. Taste is sweet malty. Nice. Think I was a bit harsh last time.
Theis (14467) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Daught Almost black - brown head. Burned, berries, chocolate, ryebread, dryness, lots of coffee, grainy, licorice, crispy, caramel, high malty. Nice.
omhper (21275) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Clear dark brown, brief head. Nicely roasty with light-medium body. firm, yet crisp. Tobacco and salt dominate a mild finish.
KyotoLefty (7553) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 On tap at Beer Belly Edobori.
They have stepped it up a notch lately. Beautiful glistening black color with a full head. Thick and rich dark malt, with chocolate, caramel, and a touch of coffee. Fresh, tasty, but not cloying. Very well balanced dark beer.