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


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ritzn (529) - Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2016
Lots of coffee, very bitter. A little phenolic. Smooth finish. Some cherries maybe. Too bitter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at Aldgate as Aldgate Porter. Still not 100% sure if this is Swan Lake or Sankt Gallen. Pours dark brown, small beige head. Medium roastiness, dark chocolate, coffee, sweetish. Medium bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle 330ml @ NÝgne ō
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and funk. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and light sour with a long chocolate, coffee, funky and sourish finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Donít know if the tartness are intentional but itís pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (493) - Oulu, FINLAND - 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. Itís an OK porter but nothing to write home about. Easy to drink for people not familiar with porters because itís not that strongly flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2543) - 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 (2585) - - 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 (1338) - NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Pours black with tan head. Aroma has roasted malts. Taste has the roasted malts, chocolate some coffee. Very nůve 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 (623) - 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 (1241) - 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.

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