dnicolaescu (502) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
GBBF 2013 backlog. Thanks to the RateBeer team/KyotoLefty. BOTTLE.
Colour: almost black.
Aroma: just vanilla.
Taste: sweet, nothing more than vanilla.
It is so much vanilla dominated, that it feels like artificially flavoured.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Sankt Gallen beer garden at Tokyu Plaza, Omotesando. Dark brown black colour with golden creamy head. Aroma is predominately coffee but with a bit of sweet vanilla creaminess. Taste is similar but more vanilla than coffee. Coffee in the background. Quite smoky and roasty. Bit of chocolate and caramel too. I quite like these sankt gallen sweet beers. Quite full bodied but still easy to drink. Nice.
AndySnow (2256) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Dark colour with a small beige head. Heavy aroma of coffee beans and some vanilla. Strong flavour of ungrounded coffee beans with hints of vanilla.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet malty, lots of coffee and vanilla with some dark chocolate notes. Malty. A touch sweet but never cloying . Nice vanilla finish. Coffee is fairly strong, but for me that worked.