jonno (2130) - JAPAN - FEB 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots of malt, caramel, a hint of spice and toffee. Bread as well. Floral hops on the finish. Straight forward and well made, if slightly bland.
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bay Brewing. Nice red color with lace. Nose of caramel, chocolate, dirty hops, cherry. Malty flavor, with cocoa, dirty, earthy hops, light fruit. Very good malt character. Well made and nicely balanced.