Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Mokichi Craft Beer. Pitch black - light brown head. Nice burned malts. Chocolate. Ok bitter notes. Coffee. Acid from the burned malts. Smooth body. Licorice. Light smokey notes.
KansaiBeerLvrs (880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the Yokohama Brewer’s Cup, it pours an opaque black with a minimal tan head. It has a decent chocolate aroma and looks nice. A mild mouthfeel, easy to drink with chocolate at first and then had a bit of a burnt aftertaste. A very solid chocolate porter. Good.
Wombata (350) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: licorice, coffee
Palate: very smooth--full points for this.
Flavor: licorice, coffee, bitter dark chocolate with lasting licorice on a long finish.
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Popeye. Dark brown with hint of red, not much head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, slightly burnt, touch of coffee too. Taste is chocolate, creamy, little bit of dark fruitiness. Very nice. Smooth and very drinkable.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Listed as 6% on the latest label. Nose is very subtle - some milk and dark chocolate. Good, reasonably rich body. A fair bit of Chocolate without being too sweet and very smooth with no roast. A very easy beer to drink. Well made.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, thanks TimE! Completely blsck, huge creamy head. Chocoatey roasty nose. Mid sweet with medium body and rounded, spritzy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee and chocolate without ever overloading it. Salty bitterish finish. Really good!
KyotoLefty (5572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a low, hard, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and cocoa, with a bit of coffee, and roasted malt. Creamy, relatively dry. Big, creamy mouth of chocolate and hazelnuts, burnt wood too. Very rich and flavorful, with a strong roasted bitter finish.
Capa (1935) - Manama, BAHRAIN - MAR 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with little head. Sweet chocolate malts, caramel, toasty/roasted malts, light sourness. Medium bodied. Smooth with a light bittersweet finish. Very tasty porter- glad I finally got a pint.
(Cask at Pangea)
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color. Heavy cocoa, mocha and baked cake aroma. Very rich nose. Excellent. Huge roasty mouth, with cacao, brownies, but a bit unbalanced. Still good depth. Solid bitter finish with lingering cacao notes. Needs a bit more body, but other wise great.