KyotoLefty (9040) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at 1020. Soft yet fragrant hop nose, citrus (grapefruit), light grass, licorice and a bit of roasted chocolate. Shiny black with lace. Sofy, mellow body and flavor. Great hops, grapefruit and pepper. Very mellow and lovely. Long peppery finish with a light chocolaty roast. Excellent.
TimE (4891) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
big roasty character, peppers, chocolate, citrus. Full body. Moderate bitter finish. Awesome. Nit over the top in any way. Kick butt.
jonno (2448) - JAPAN - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7%. Wonderful nose, tropical fruit and lychee - very pungent. A little thin for 7% - a bit of chocolate and bitter fruit rind. Beef this up and you would have a bona fide winner. A little tannic on the finish. Good stuff.