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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee (1538) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
willisread (634) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2015
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 (260) - Tokyo, JAPAN - 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 (417) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westkyoto77 (555) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 11, 2013
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wombata (482) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAY 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2643) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4626) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2632) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 4, 2013
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.

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