BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned. Very surprising...in a good way. Mahogany colour with a small oily head. Dusty, dark chocolate aroma and a little sweet aroma. Very nice flavour. Smooth and smoky with mild chocolate. Slight hop bitterness in the finish.
yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can, shared by Gr0ve. A dark brown, almost black beer with a tan head. Mocha, coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Mocha, some fruityness, chocolate and coffee, but not much hoppy bitterness. Not much fruityness or bitterness at all, actually. Still pleasant, indeed. Medium to full, quite dry mouthfeel. Mocha finish. A really pleasant and balanced beer. A bit strange saying itís balanced, as itís sure on the dark side, but at least it feels balanced in a way. Cute! (080216)
KnutAlbert (5544) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared by GrOve, thanks.
Dark beer with red glow, fine head.
A bit bread-lie dryness. Some cereals. Sweetness underneath, roasted grain, coffee.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can provided and shared by GrOve, thanks. Dense and creamy light chocolate head. Color is dark brown to black. Quite aromatic; malty with roast, coffee and burnt caramel. Taste is sweet and nicely balanced; dark sweetish malts and gentle bittering hops. Well-bodied. Feels smooth in the mouth. Short malty, light bitter finish. A very nice one.
JohnCoyne (73) - Alabama, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this out of the can while walking home from Azabu-Juban, from Nissin supermarket. Recommended to me by my brother, I was quite impressed. Smelled like sweet caramel. Color on the lip of the can was extremely dark. Tasted of chocolate and slight coffee. Thick malt flavor and extremely smooth, not bitter at all. Definitely one of my favorite Japanese beers to date.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells of sweet sticky caramel. Pours an almost opaque black with a small creamy brown head. Taste is caramel and some coffee notes. Nice thick dark malt presence. One of the best Japanese beers Iíve had.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Can 50 cl) Courtesy of nicolascage. Clear, reddish brown with a dense, light brown head. Lightly burned, malty aroma. Light in body with sweet accents of hard roasted malts that also leave some malt astringency. 191207
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Dark brown colour with a little head. Roasted aroma with hints of coffee. Flavour of roastedness and coffee, but very thin.
madsberg (9310) - SÝborg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Canned. Reddish brown coloured. Light brown head. Sweetness, fruits, light roast in the aroma. Flavour as well is roasty, has cocoa and some sweetness. Is rather weak. Medium to light bodied. Slightly dry. Has a somewhat watery and roasty end.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Large light brown creamy head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of chocolate and coffee with light toasted notes. Over the palate hint of smoke and somewhat thin coffee and chocolate. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and thin texture. Light sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Light sweet coffee finish. 5 / 4 / 6 / 2 / 12