Westkyoto77 (132) - Kyoto, - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Nice dark-brown/black body, thin tan head. Sweet but not oversweet, espresso flavour folded neatly into the bitterness. Went down quite smoothly. Mouthfeel a little on the thin side, but still decent. A pleasant surprise.
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black with a dark brown, frothy, chocolate-Espresso head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice. Flavors more of the same, though a bit too much sourness in there as well. Interesting licorice and coffee flavor. Creamy. Decent, though it felt like it could be put together a bit more smoothly.
Theis (11061) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hana Hostel, Hiroshima. Black - brown head. Coffee, espresso. burned, light sweetness, nice hoppy, brown sugar, dark fruits, dark bread, licorico, chocolate, vegetables (hoppy), fruity, grainy, cocoa, grassy. OK.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bought for $3 in a beer store in Machida, Japan about 3 blocks from the station. I remember reading about a great Japanese expresso beer, and bought this by mistake. Pours black with no head, but a little wisp of foam around the edge of the glass. Aroma of cardboard. Not unpleasant, but nothing there. Aroma of a watered down roasted grains. Alchohol is completely hidden. Iím not sure I like this variety of hops. It is mild, but the same variety of a macrobrew. Itís lack of flavor and smell keeps itís rating higher than I would like to give it.
Capa (1905) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 Pours deep brown with a thin, wispy, tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses, roasted malt, coffee, and lightly earthy. Body is thin, which detracts from the enjoyment. Has a very rich coffee flavor. Roasted malt, licorice, cocoa, soap, and molasses. Finish is sorta tangy/metallic and bittersweet. Meh, could definitly use a thicker body and a more complex flavor. Also the finish wasnít very good.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark black brown, tan head. Aroma is grassy, molasses, caramel, coffee, cotton candy. Flavor is anise, coffee, chocolate, molasses.