adrian910ss (2246) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Nobu in NYC. Pours a cloudy light coppery orange with a medium sized off white head. Aroma of fruit, malty notes and bread dough. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, light brown, good carbonation. Aroma has some toasted bread to it but the flavor is whatís interesting - itís dark spices wrapped in with a bit of citrus twang. The finish fades with malt and more spices. I think this is probably the best Japanese beer Iíve ever had. It may rank low in itís category, but itís worth seeking out and giving a try.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Although this brewer is primarily known for their sake, they do make this one brew exclusively for the Nobu restaurants in New York and Tokyo. 500 ml bottle. Pale golden with a light red tint and a white head. Sweet caramel and pale malts with a noble hop spiciness. Flavour has a light fruitiness in addition to the sweet malt and hop spiciness. Crisp, clean, finish. A touch of tapioca like sweetness as well.
altonbrownd (4209) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed two of these at Nobu London for GBP6 each. A glowing amber body with rocky head. Buttery and malty nose. Taste also of malts. Very smooth and creamy. Finish very subtle. Wonderful alongside the best sushi Iíve ever had.
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Blutt59. Pours a murky gold with white head. Aroma is very malty with strong, sweet fruit. Flavor has a nice malty sharpness, some faint fruit and a bit grainy. Mouth feel is kinda watery but decent. Overall, it is an interesting beer to me and I kinda liked it, easy drinking as well.
jrallen34 (3463) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is brewed exclusively for Nobu Restaurant so its very hard to find. I drank it at the Nobu in Las Vegas.
It pours a medium gold with a white head that doesnít last long and no lacing.
The smell is very unique, it is hoppy with accents of butter and a couple other things I could never put my foot on.
It tastes light throught nothing really ever hits you, some grass and hops.
Nobu food is great, beer not really, but its cool to drink something so rare.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
i saw this on the menu at nobu last week. however it is called nobu special reserve STOUT. which was even more interesting because this isnt what any of us would consider a stout. first off the color is a light amber golden color, definately not the dark color you would associate with a stout. little to no nose of metallic rustiness. mouth was dominant in crisp malt character and more sweetness that pushes rice characters. i guess this is the only place in the world you can get this brew....but its not a stout by american standards...maybe the japanese think it is??
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours gold with a moderate white head. Aroma is pretty faint, but absent of skunk with some sourdough bread, corn kernals, and breadcrust. Tastes pretty flavorful with a good toast flavor and earthy grassy pilsner malt. Finishes grassy and subtly bitter with a drying effect that’s pretty welcome after the bread flavors. Medium-light bodied and certainly packing more flavor than any industro-lager out there. Pretty good but overpriced as hell!
jeremytoni (2709) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle poured a golden color with a good amount of head. Nice light malty flavor with no real finish.
mar (4244) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to blutt59. gold with a white head. syrup, sweet malts and not much else for the aromas. decent on teh palate with a syrupy sweet malt flavor.