maekchu (3359) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUL 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle pour at the Great Japan Beer Festival in Osaka (7/13/2013). Bad skunked-out pissy nose. Light brown tea color. Minimal chocolate, which does hide the foul off flavors a bit. Maybe the same bad yeast in all their beers, or something wrong with their other ingredients?
KansaiBeerLvrs (4348) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at the GJBF Osaka. More of an amber than a dark color, though maybe a smidge darker than their amber. The flavor has the same kind of skunkiness to it as the amber I had though not as strong. I think they are using some smoke malts. It is quite bitter, not so well done. Their golden is their best but even that is average.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Malty brown. Somewhat dry and a fairly strong roast notes. Note a bad beer.
RobertDale (5262) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Kerenmk! Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent biege head. Aroma of of malt, caramel, and dark fruit. Taste is similar. Pretty decent stuff.
AshtonMcCobb (5036) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 31, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
33cl bottle thanks to Nustu. Pours dark with a reddish hue and a decent head. The nose has a sour taste again, hard cherries, Lewis says. The taste is quite sour again and it seems like it’s off.
AmayaDarran (1) - ROMANIA - MAR 21, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fell in love with this dark beer years ago: aromatic, flavoured, creamy; smooth, tasty caramel
bytemesis (6448) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - much thanks to KerenMK for the new country tick! Pours clear dark brown to black with a ruby tint, medium off-white head that slowly disspates with nice lacing. Aroma is malty with notes of roasted malt, caramel, grass, and perhaps a bit of metal. Flavor is the same, initially smoky and a bit salty, although the smokyness fades with time. Medium sweet with a light grassy/metallic bitterness. Medium body. Interesting and certainly drinkable.
ThreeCats (802) - ISRAEL - NOV 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Creamy tan head over clear deep ruby body. Aroma or dark fruit and raisin-wine. Taste if roast at first, then very tart. The aroma doesn’t carry well into the taste, and the palate is just tart.
Hansen (8333) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, mostly lasting. Has a nice, sweet aroma, faint chocolate and nuts. Flavor is mainly sweet, with some notes of wet paper. Creamy texture.
Zita (6083) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice dark bread aroma,brown, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, lively, nice bitter light sweet finish.