Niko100 (2534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, & some caramel; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, some buckwheat, dark chocolate, hops, and nuts; Finish is slightly bitter; Not too bad.
allmyvinyl (8721) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Garvie dregs run, shared with Ashton McCobb. Pours black with a thin tan head. Liquorice and raisins on the taste and aroma. Clean finish, good body.
AshtonMcCobb (4854) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl via cgarvieuk dregs run.
Appearance - deep brown with a decent head.
Nose - earthy and loads of soya beans.
Taste - soy sauce, salty and earthy again.
Palate - medium bodied and creamy to the finish.
Overall - very enjoyable.
GlasgowTAD (1169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep ruby with a cream head. Aroma is tart dark berries. Taste is roasty, nutty, medium coffee bitter.
Stuu666 (9298) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, roasted, nutty, taste is sweet, roasted, toffee, thin.
altonbrownd (5114) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/4/2009 11:12:56 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle, slightly past due date. Dark brown, amber body with healthy tan nose. Nice spicy nose of malts and nuts. Taste is quite thin, of rice and hops. Not much there. I am wondering if it’s slightly off. Warms up a bit and gets spicier in the finish.
Stampion (210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark but not quite black. No hops to speak of. Deep but not overpowering malt. Very mild toffee, chocolate, and licorice. Nice
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jandd1983 (3587) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. It poured a red color with a white head. The aroma was malty, with rice and roast. The taste was similar to the aroma with roasty bitterness and more malts. Not my style, but still decent.
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep amber beer with an beige head. Roasted caramell licorice hay aroma. Roasted licorice caramell chocolate toffee flavour with some floral notes.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wondeful beer by rogue. Has a dark look and the malt comes through in stages from caramel to the roast on the back end.
Jabah (324) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was expecting a little more out of this beer. Was better than average, just after trying many other Rogue beers, I thought this would be somewhat better since it’s sold in 22 oz. bottles. I also watch Iron Chef and like Morimoto’s cooking style, so was curious to try this. Maybe this beer is more about the label, or is what he likes to drink? Don’t think I’ll be paying that price again. Would buy in a Japanese restaurant though if they served it. Might be better with Sushi.