TimE (2786) - Tokyo, - MAR 23, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown color. Almost non-existant nose. Huge chocolatey off balance mess in the mouth. Yucky chocolately finish. Nice packaging, but that is about it.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1 year old bottle. Dry chocolate aroma with roasted malt, coffee, burnt wood. Rather sour as well. Pitch black with a medium tan head. Very chocolaty flavor, with roasted barley, coffee. Rather fruity as well, which isnít necessary. Also flavors of wood and smoke, maybe some soy sauce too. A little too confused. Coffee like finish is strong. It was better fresh and on tap, where it was just hugely chocolaty, but still too sweet. .