jonno (2345) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, fruity biscuit malty beer. Bready, berries, residual sugars. Never really cloying though. Good body and very ’ripe’ tasting. Slightly sticky.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2364) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this during my trip to Otaru in the winter of 2012, I thought I’d rated it already. On tap at the brewery served in the traditional ceramic mug which made it hard to appreciate the beers appearance but it definitely had a luscious head of foam. A good solid dunkel bock with a smooth full mouthfeel.
KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Been waiting 4 years to try this! Draught at Beer Horn. Lovely crimson glow coming from a dark brown beer. Tall, thick, pillowy head. Rich caramel-munich malt nose, chewy chocolate. Big chocolate fudge flavor, slight alcohol burn, but generally drinks much lower than 8.5%. Raisins and dates. Quite lovely—very drinkable and displays luscious malts. Good stuff.