Idiosynkrasie (4539) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
350ml can. Darkest brown colour with average, thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Chocolately, dark malty aroma, hints of roast, milk chocolate, mocha coffee. Taste is chocolately dark malty, slightly sweet milk chocolate and dry dark chocolate notes, some roast, hints of grassy hop, minimally metallic overtones. Harmonious malt mixture, relatively light, quite nice.
dseiko (16) - ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Let this beer to age a bit. Bought this canned beer a year ago and drank now. It is way better than it was back then.
It is a heavy bodied mix of chocolate, nuts and it looks like oil! Fantastic Japanese porter. Should be enjoyed at room temperature.
nordic (126) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Koht, Tallinn.
Roast malt, licorice and coffee aroma, light smoked notes. Medium body. Decent porter.
tricksta_p (1671) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of roasted malt, lots of chocolate, milky, some smokey notes, hint of coffee. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet with a light to moderate roasty bitter finish. A bit sweet and cloying, but definitely interesting.
DuffMan (7467) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Dark brown, amber highlights, medium gold-beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, soy, and burnt malt with fruity undertones. Sweet profile, chocolate, fruity caramel, scorched malt, golden syrup. Bordering on cloying and sticky, with a harsh ashy quality that clashes. This thing is all over the place, and isn’t very drinkable as a consequence. A much sweeter imperial porter than the Mikkeller offering, and poorly balanced by comparison.
AlutisLt (56) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stiprus ir smagus japoniškas imperinis porteris, kuris labiau pagal sausumą panašėja į stautą. Visai nesijaučia alkoholio.
Martinus (3487) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light smoky tones. Light bitter flavour, umami, like roasted shi-take mushrooms, coffee, mocha, sweet dried fruits. Roasted finish, mocha coffee, caramel, sweet dried fruits. Nice brew!
(From 350mL can @ home)
TBone (13449) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks FatPhil! Opaque black color, small beige head. Toasted aroma is not so strong, has some licorice and coffee. Medium-bodied. A bit thin for the ABV. Toasted malty, cigar ashy, slightly medicinal flavor. Alcoholic finish, low bitterness. Fernet branca -like porter.
GenkiGonzo (510) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from Yamaoka. Pours almost black with ruby hints, almost no head. Aroma has soy sauce, malts and some berries. Flavour is dominated by umami, with some nice raspberry and malt. Very rich with a long aftertaste.
daniele (6150) - ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza buone tostature cola amaro contenuto buone note maltate un po corta