elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque dark brown-black, with an extremely pillowy tan head. In fact, the frothiness of the head and it’s utter hugeness may be the most prominent aspect of the beer’s appearance. Aroma is mainly of roasted malts, with strong chocolate overtones. The malts completely dominate the beer’s aroma. Taste is of toasted malts, with a chocolate flavor that almost matches the aroma. Some hops are discernible, but they are very much in the background. This beer is very sensitive to temperature, and taste changes as the beer warms a bit--improves. Mouthfeel is just a bit disappointing. The beer pours thick, but it tastes thin. I expected more body.
AlutisLt (32) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dar japoniško krafto. Labai sausas nors ir porteris. Nors 5 laipsniai, bet alkoholis išsimuša. Bet 20 balų.
Vells (790) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow.. Awesome surprise. I dont remember when I had so smooth and fullbodied brew with so low ABV. Lovely roasted malt background introduces awesome choco performance. Covered by pleasant not too pushy hop kick that gives additional fruity dimension. Bic licorice, bit milky. Moderate sweet with moderate to light bitterness. Thumbs up
Melnis (228) - LATVIA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ideāls porteris, maigs vienkāršs un perfekts. Viens no labākajiem proteriem ko esmu dzēris :)
al53 (83) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Black colour with minimal dark brown head.
MIlk chocolate, cacao and roasted malts on aroma.
Taste is very sweet with vanilla, cocos, cacao, bit smoke and milk chocolate.
Light bodied with soft carbonation, watery and metallic mouthfeel.
Short and dry, bit ashy finish with chocolate.
Sweet, faceless and mediocre porter.
CloakedDagger (974) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 35 cl. Pours a clear black with a reddish tint and a creamy, beige head. Sweet, subtle roast. Medium body, soft carbonation, again very sweet, vanillaish molasses. Easygoing but a little to the sweet side. 200115
PriorL (2256) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 1. Special THX to Christian.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: caramel, chocolate, coffee.
TASTE: caramel, chocolate, coffee, very watery though, quite bitter.
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: toasted malts, chocolate, light coffee. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, relatively light body. Overall: quite a nice, yet light Porter. Pint at Nikuya Kitchen, Sheung Wan.
Nero55 (788) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Jet black with small brown head. Aroma of soy sauce, molasses, and roasted malt. Light body, roasted malt, notes of soy sauce and molasses, light mineral notes, and a very soft dry coffee finish.
mds (2240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this from a can on a couple of occasions as well as on cask at Craft Beer Works Kamikaze in Osaka.
Pitch black pour. Nutty roast coffee aroma. Taste is nutty, a bit salty and with plenty of coffee. Very smooth and quite good overall.
Meilby (8434) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can 355ml @ Cardinal, Stavanger
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted and chocolate finish, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.