minihame2 (225) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jdjuice (354) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Jet black, pretty slick. Nose of black sugar, roasted malt and molasses. Rich body without being too sticky. Soy sauce, smoke, sugar. Lovely stuff.
CH-303 (1508) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, nice amount of tan head.
Aroma: Very dark malt, some smoke.
Taste: Dark malt, roasted. Some slight coffee notes. Enjoyed it!
Info: 200ml draft, 9/6-2013
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: a bit too cold so not strongly aromatic, chocolate.
Flavor: smooth chocolate at first that later became light black licorice as it warmed some. Some bitterness on the mid-palate and finish. Very dry mid-palate and finish.
shoulderbroken (2330) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Izuya. Sure I had rated this before, but seems I didn’t. Had drunk a few by this stage. Dark brown colour with small golden head. Aroma is roasty, miso, chocolate, wheaty. Taste is roasty choc, bit creamy, nice and thick, bit fruity, berries, nice.
AndySnow (4208) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Shinshu Osake Mura. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, burned malt. Flavour is mild coffee, burned malt. A bit on the light and watery side.
maekchu (2361) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Beer Belly, Higobashi. Notes from tasting session. Very dark brown-black and opaque. Very mild and not so sweet. Nice roasted malt. Very well balanced. Kind of unexciting, but a bit worth trying again. They so well with their other styles, maybe this one will improve.
EdKing (2010) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Shinshu Osake Mura (Nagano Sake Village). Black, thin white head. Nose is chocolate and black coffee, lactic and touch of oil. Taste is lactic, black coffee, chocolate, and roasted malt. Edge is sweet over roasted bitter. Lovely balance. Excellent porter.
anders37 (17931) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty licorice and coffee aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hints of coffee. Has a orasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.