Brewed by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori Brewery (Swan Lake)
Style: Porter
Sasakamimura, Kitakanbara-gun, Niigata-ken, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (305) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 28, 2015
Tap. Appearance is black and bubbly, like cola without the foam. Aroma is not too strong but you get a bit of roasted malts. Taste is neutral, there is only a little bit of bitterness in it. Soft mouthfeel, carbonation is pretty easy as usual. It’s an OK porter but nothing to write home about. Easy to drink for people not familiar with porters because it’s not that strongly flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1284) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2015
On tap at Pub Edo. Dark chocolate, malt, molasses and coffee aromas present. Fairly well-balanced between bitter and sweet. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Once it comes to room temperature fig and prune flavors are also present while the chocolate and coffee tastes are still present. Nice smooth finish with some espresso bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Draught at Bungalow in Kyoto.
Fairly light tasting almost like a schwarz. Chocolate aroma. Some flavours of coffee roast and chocolate bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - SEP 15, 2014
Classic porter character, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee beans. Nothing special but quite a drinkable fine porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
borre_m (814) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Aroma has roasted malts. Taste has the roasted malts, chocolate some coffee. Very nóve balance. I am not a huge porter drinker, but. loved this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westkyoto77 (572) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
On tap on Bungalow. Rich aromas of black sugar, roasted malt. Sweet, sticky mouthfeel. Warming. Dark chocolate, dates, espresso. Clean mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (824) - ESTONIA - JAN 17, 2014
Draft to a plastic cup @ Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2014. Pours dark brown with a small layer of foam. There is definitely some roasted malts and coffee in the aroma. Taste is also multi-layered - at first there is more sweet malts and fruits, following by drier and more roasted aftertaste. Feels quite light for a porter but is quite enjoyable nonetheless. Dark fruits and coffee. Good beer in winter, would go well with pork dishes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Draft - Coffee roast and chocolate. Jet black with a decent beige head. Rich dark chocolate with a bit of coffee. Very nice drinkable porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1415) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Contract brew for Aldgate Pub - Harry Porter Draft to pint glass Coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malt, caramel, Dark black thin lit tan head Chocolate, coffee, quiddich broom (straw and hay)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
On tap at Ant n Bee, August 2013. Black with a small tan head. Both the aroma and taste were dominated by coffee. Also roasted malt and some dark chocolate. Descent.

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