TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
lots of dark fruit and roasted malt character but body doesn’t hold the beer together that well and the end result is just average.
KyotoLefty (6909) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Keyaki. Nose of caramel, chocolate, soy. rich malty flavor, creamy and chocolatey with lots of umami and somewhat light body. Good.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer Keyaki Spring 2014. A dark black pour with ruby highlight. The nose is one of roasty malty grains - not bad. Medium to light bodied the taste is bitter dark malts, very roasty - some said even too roasty though most agreed it was a pretty good beer.
shoulderbroken (2379) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Watering Hole. Dark brown with red hints, small golden creamy head. Aroma is dry, lightly fruity, plums and cherry maybe. Roasty malt too. Taste is fruity again, pretty nice, definitely cherry, slightly floral. Pretty good. Pretty smooth with slight spritziness.