ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At just on cool and into a stumpy tulip. Black, brilliant and with ruby highlights showing showing in the very shallows. Capped off by a dense, tannish crown that holds but manages little lace. Light caramel, smoke, Belgian waffles fresh toasted and topsoil make up the interesting waft that tickles the nostrils. Medium light in body, creamy and subtle overall on the palate with a prevalent malty, smoky, charred wood flavour. Good hit of dark chocolate and vanillin. Finish is ashen with a supple, caramel sweetness that lingers. Lacks depth but arguably a very easy drinking Porter. Like it, but it is a little forgettable. (33cL can, Coded 112229, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
AndySnow (2256) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Golden amber colour with a beige head. Fruit, citrus aroma. Sweet roast coffee, chocolate flavour.
hawthorne00 (2211) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Black with a tan head that never quite gives up. Floral aroma with roasted malt, chocolate, molasses. Gently mouthfilling with little sweetness and a dry but barely bitter finish. Chocolate, mild roast, dark sugars, floral notes. Insubstantial but rather elegant.
jonno (2096) - JAPAN - JAN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2012 Like a sweeter version of their tokyo black this is very nice, but about 70 yen more than said beer, so theres really no point to this one in my eyes, other than the donation that is offered through the sale of the beer
Earlier Rating: 2/4/2007 Total Score: 4
Robust is a great word to describe this, with a very creamy taste on the palate. As smooth as silk and a lot of dark flavours for such a low alcohol. My go to black beer in Japan
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour, no head. Aroma of burnt malt and licorice, similar taste, quite flat.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ GBBF 2006. Black with a loose tan head. Sweet, roasted malt, ashy and a touch of shellfish. Slightly pedestrian.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (GBBF 2006): Black in colour. Sweet, nutty chocolate with some roasty notes. A little chalky, but perfectly drinkable stuff. Suprising beer from Japan!
Beergeek23322 (1954) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/23/2011. From can. Pours mahogany with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with dried fruit, chocolate and coffee. Good bitterness and body. Probably my favorite from this brewer.
Capa (1942) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Popeye’s (getting pretty drunk by this beer). Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted aroma with some malts and hops. Medium creamy body. Sorta sweet malts, roasted, hops, and some fruit. Good stuff.
Marduk (1938) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml can. Black color. Flat as characters in Japanese cartoons. Burnt pancakes, flour, sweet, mild chocolate in aroma. Sweet, coffee, roasted malts, milky taste. Watery texture. Nice roast in aftertaste.