willisread (806) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from tokyu in sapporo station. Poured into a shaker pint. Nice copper penny brown color with with a medium-sized toasted marshmallow colored head. Caramel, toffee aromas prevail with dark fruit undertones: currant, fig and dried apricot. Tastes malty with a slight sour fruity finish. Medium carbonation. Sweet on the palate. Very cool brown. Not boring at all.
maekchu (2726) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Qbrick. Light caramel nose with some sort of sourish hops. Pretty copper color (not brown). Gentle malty initial, very mild bitterness, balanced at finish. Thin-medium body. Good balance throughout, really. Tasty.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Unclear dark amber colour. Medium off-white like head, creamy. Toasty malty caramel mild chocolate aroma, sweet. Soft mouthfeel. Flavour: toasty malt and caramel, bit chocolate to it too, sweet, medium bitterness.
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014 Tap at Bankan. Dark golden brown colour. Small off-white head. Aroma is nice and malty, bit of sweetness. Taste is bit citrus in background, lots of malt, sweet. Pretty solid and a bit fruity.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Craft Heads, Tokyo. Hazy brown colour with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet hops, malt, caramel flavour.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3053) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bottle I picked up at the souvenir shop in Sapporo station. A very solid brown ale, easy to drink and it would make a nice session beer. It poured a reddish brown with an off-white head and lots of fine carbonation. The flavor is a malty sweetness with a bit of a sour fruity tang to it. Refreshing & easy to drink. North Island seems to make good to great beers, I love their Coriander Black.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A just there beer - Soft water, soft malt body and very easy going bitterness in the finish. Nothing to really excite the senses and really just a smooth, easy drinking beer. Which is fine, but this was just really holding court.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Golden Garden, Hiroshima. Rated on 13.9.2011
Aroma is slightly sweet with malt and rather light. Flavour is hoppy and sweetish with malt, caramel and toffee. Somewhat hoppy finish. Good brown ale, but nothing special really.
KyotoLefty (7541) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Craft Beer Bar. Seems this is now a regular of theirs. Rich caramel with chocolate but not too sweet. Slight tangy fruit flavor there as well. Very nice. Has quite a spritzy mouth feel. Strong carbonation, but that works with the sweetness.