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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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3.4
   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.

2.3
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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

3.5
   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.

3.8
   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.

3
   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.

3.3
   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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