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Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA

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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: American Strong Ale
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged in Barrels of Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu
The Floor Malted.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle shared at the WWWW Mid Atlantic Summer Beer Tasting. Hazy orange. Aroma of tropical fruits and mandarin orange. The taste is mandarin orange, tropical fruits, mild lime and toffee. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5466) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2015
Orange pour. Very syrupy. Too much like a barley wine rather than an IPA. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1430) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle at the WWWW RB tasting it is a cloudy dark golden color with an off whtie head. The aroma is boozey and malty and the taste bourbon with a taste of pepper in the finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3529) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle at the RateBeer WWWW Tasting shared by MrChopin, thanks! Hazy golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, whiskey, floral notes. Tastes of floral, whiskey, oak, caramel. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4612) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle at the WWWW RB tasting. Pours a cloudy copper with an off whtie head. Malty nose. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Smooth boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle thanks to Neil, cheers mate! Pours a cloudy dark orange color with a medium white head. A big sweet malty nose, some gin and caramel. The overall flavor is sweet sugary malts, berry, some soft caramel and especially toffee. Very flavorful. A bit oxidized I think which I like. Hard to pin down, certainly not a IIPA at this point. Quite lovely really. Soft and decadent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1210) - New York, USA - APR 13, 2015
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 Bottle, thanks to TimE, 04/13/2015. Pours deep copper, small white head fades to a ring around the glass. Aroma is resin, spruce, lightly honeyed caramel with orange overtones, peach, whiskey notes blending well to the finish. Taste is big and malty with fruity citrus hops to balance, caramel drizzled orange with strong pine bitterness, whiskey and booze in the finish but balanced. Thick body. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, oak, whiskey caramel and hops. Taste is high sweet leading to a boozy finish. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (925) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2015
Tap at CBM Jimbocho. 100 ml in a snifter. Beautiful deep golden color with a modest soapy off-white head that lasts throughout. Aromas of resin, pine needles, apricot, peach, brandy, butterscotch and slight bit of vanilla on the nose. The sweetness stands out but there is still a nice malt backbone with hops still present with the barrel aging. As it warms up more of the fruit flavors stand out. Alcohol is noticeable, but not overwhelmingly so. Whiskey tones really stand out as it warms up. Very nice, complex beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3681) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle pours out a cloudy golden topped with a soapy head. Nose is heat caramel sweetness toffee and honey. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness barrel notes very tasty.


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