shoulderbroken (2842) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Tap at Server Land. Lots of hops, big bitterness, citrus, and resin, grapefruit. Not so much maltiness, but asserts itself a bit more further down with a bit of sweetness. Good stuff though. Second time really got the maltiness, more points. Rerate in Dec 2014 at CBM Koenji. Wow. Cocoa powder, spice, citrus hops. Bloody hell, tasted great.
maekchu (2771) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Qbrick. Yeast, some good choco, and light roast in the nose. Translucent brown. A lot of sharpness in the initial, coffee, and considerable metallic notes. Light body. But a bit too light in flavor and mouthfeel. Any hopping is hushed up by the yeast. Okay
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Tanabata Beer Festival 2013. Pretty dark brown color with a low head. Caramel, chocolate, grass nose. Nice bitter hops following rich caramel malt. Maybe even a bit too bitter, but pretty nice stuff.