KansaiBeerLvrs (2726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
5% Can from Yamaya I believe. This beers pours like a thin schwarzbier but has a stout-like head of tan foam. Sweet malty toffee & bitter coffee aroma. Fairly thin bodied with an unimpressive carbonation. The flavor is ok but also on the weak side: sweet, chocolate crackers and a bit of roasted coffee. For the price and availability it is a decent enough black beer. I had low expectation’s of this black happoshu but this surpassed them. It’ll do in a pinch.
sunevdj (3353) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Aso Backpackers. Pours a clear dark brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with aromas of caramel and some toasted malts. Hints of smoked malts and turf too. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish with hints of smoked meat.
yenbeer (103) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Definitely one of the better daisan out there, but its a pale imitation of Yebisu Premium Black and makes it worth sticking to the original.
Osaka_Maachan (15) - JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wouldn’t class this as an amber beer, more a porter (albeit a Happosei). Chocolate nose, slight coffee. Same with the taste: chocolate, slight coffee. Standard porter but porter in itself being rare here, it was a bit of a treat. 全然行けるね
czlowiekwiadro (326) - POLAND - JUN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
przyjemny zapach palonych słodów, kawy zbożowej i śmietanki (trochę jak kawowy jogurt do picia). w kolorze głęboki brąz, ale całkowicie przejrzyste. piana mierna. w smaku dość pełne, przyjemne, z wyraźną palonością. lekki posmak kawy, śmietanki i przypalonego pieczywa.
petewhitley (372) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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biirusaikou (950) - - AUG 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee, malty nose. Taste of milk chocolate, light coffee bitterness, watery finish. Quite simple but a very decent black happoshu.
BelgianBeerGal (3316) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Misawa can. This took some effort to find in the database. Way darker pour than expected: looks like Coke. Aroma is a little rosary with some chocolate; maybe a touch metallic. Flavor is a little thin but some coffee and dark malt. Okay but seems odd to be in the Vienna category.
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Yamaya. Light chocolate and some coffee in the nose. Dark translucent brown, minimal head. Solid roastiness in initial... which dissipates quickly / the finish brings back the coffee for a few moments. Thin body. Not so bad, really. Quite a surprise. It has such a light body, and I wish it had a little more. But the typical cardboard extract/spirits combo is masked by the roast malt. Actually, checking the label, it doesn’t contain extract. I wish other happoshu avoided extract. This and the Sapporo Mugi to Hoppu Aka are in a different league from the other cheap crap. Should this really be classified as an Amber/Vienna?
Theis (14087) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can on Room, Hearton Hotel Kyoto. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Ryebread, roasted, sweet dark bread, light barley notes, dark chocolate, red berries, thin body, ok taste - almost no aftertaste.