Wombata (452) - Kobe, - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Tadgs. Aroma: Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor: Bitter coffee, plum dark chocolate followed by more coffee. Dry finish. Comment: Hard to believe this is 8%; it hides it well. This and the other bigger brews were served a bit too cold so the aroma was really toned down.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2046) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A great looking porter, dark, smooth & with no head of foam. I tasted some red wine & chocolate notes with a bit of a roast finish. It was very easy to drink and I felt you could down it easily and find yourself hammered!
KyotoLefty (6450) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tadgs. Dark brown, medium head, orange tint. Cocoa nose, with raisins, fruit, some coffee. Nice fruit flavor, roasty and hop bitterness, good cocoa. Nice.