GenkiGonzo (704) - Kyoto, - FEB 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from convenient store. Dark amber. Aroma has roasted malts. Flavour is surprisingly good, roasted malts, some caramel, nice bitter finish. Light body.
maekchu (2836) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from 7-11. Roasty, nutty nose, with some chocolate. Rich dark reddish/amber. Strong roast malt, some caramel / hops pick up in mid, and some mild chocolate appears / bittering intensifies briefly in finish. Thin body, with a little hop texture. Surprisingly tasty, in spite of its thinness.
Westkyoto77 (565) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Rich nut-brown. Aromas of peat, toasted malt. Light body. Nice flavours of caramel, liquor, but of plum. Bitterness didn't really kick in until a few seconds after swallowing. Mouthfeel and aftertaste both quite pleasant. Nicely done.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A Dunkel from Suntory, can, picked up at Lawson 100 for 215 yen & served in a glass beer mug. It pours a hazelnut amber color with a thick beige head. Grainy sugary sweet malt nose with light caramel accents. The mouthfeel is smooth but on a slightly thin body. The tast is sweet but with a surprisingly solid roastiness, not so much roast coffee as roast nuts or pastries. Nutty sweet with light caramel. Pretty good for a macro.
biirusaikou (1446) - - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Elegant dark amber color with decent head. Roasted malt aroma,chocolate. Malty flavor, roasted cocoa, bitter coffee, fairly clean finish. Quite a positive surprise, without being exceptional it gets close to a decent dark brew.
KyotoLefty (7996) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can form a convenient store. Not sure if this is a dunkel or what. Pretty sure it’s a lager, know it’s dark amber, but it uses British malts... nice malty, roasty nose. rich malts, roasted and a bit burnt, but more amber then dark. caramel, light chocolate. Well balanced with a bitter finish. Good major.