Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Porter
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle, from a supermarket (Tokyu) in Nagano. Typical Japanese craft beer porter. medium bodied, opaque black, with aromas and flavours of roasted malts, ashes, wood, smoke and dark chocolates, with just a touch of tart berries. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2016
33cl bottle from Midori, Nagano. Pours close to black with a modest pale beige head. Mild, but pleasant aroma of roasted malt with some fruity notes, chocolate and hints of wood. Moderate to medium sweet with a balanced bitterness. Medium body with a fairly average carbonation. Decent, easy-to-drink porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (836) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2016
Dark ruby brown pour with thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and cocoa. Flavour is more of the same, roasted coffee and chocolate with a mild bitter finish which is reasonably long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - JAN 8, 2016
Draught at TBE. Rich dark malt, quite creamy, cocoa and piney hops, gentle coffee finish. Solid stuff, surprised I didn’t tick it before but I guess the style kind of bores me these days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jc1762 (845) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Poured into a teku showing a slightly translucent center with coffee brown translucent rims and barely any foam around the edges. The nose shows somewhat sweet Belgian yeast-like notes with a balanced heft of roasted malts. The palate is light bodied and moderately carbonated. First impressions shows a strong roasted malted bitterness with a light Belgian yeastiness in the background. The flavors slowly change to an adzuki bean-like sweetness that is slight and not overboard. Finish returns back to the roasted malts and a bitterness of the same. Not terribly fun.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2015
330 ml bottle, thanks to Ingo! Sampled on June 12, 2015.
Clear brown color, small teal head. Light tobacco, light roasted scent. Some roasted taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roasty, chocolate, coffee and some hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2015 Harvest Brew bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that lingers throughout. Milk chocolate bomb on the nose with some light grassy hop character and light roast. Taste is even more chocolate, slightly sweet with good carbonation and medium body. Light toasted cacao finish with milk chocolate noticeable at each stage. Hops were really only noticeable on the nose. I liked it a lot more this time. Old Rating: 330ml bottle from Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro. Poured into an English tulip half-pint. Pours dark brown/black with a modest tan head. Roasted malt, overly roasted coffee aroma. Tastes burned like a Starbucks roast with undertones of soy sauce and leather. Pretty standard and uninspiring Porter to be honest. Not as good as some of their other beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minihame2 (487) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Basic porter look, dark body and a tan head. Aroma has malts and roasted coffee. Smooth taste, has a hint of malts. Mouthfeel is smooth, no carbonation. Average porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (497) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2014
Pours black, with amber around the edges. Kind of a light porter but with solid flavor of vanilla, roastiness, coffee. Not too heavy, but flavorful and tasty.

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