jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2016
Pours with a really nice crema head. Nice thick, creamy body, and quite hoppy. Hoppiness kind of overshadows the malt flavors, but I’m really digging the full body on this. biirusaikou (2705) - - APR 25, 2015
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Draught at Naka-Meguro taproom. Toffee, rich cereals, floral hops, dry fruit, spice, bitter finish. Not bad but quite boozy and a bit tiring on the palate. willisread (3293) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2015
330ml bottle from Mitsuya’s in Asagaya. Poured into a snifter. Hazy, rich caramel brown with a modest white head. Floral, pine, rye aromas present. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee taste abound. Hope shine through on the finish. GenDV138 (7200) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Small glass at Bakujun. Hazy dark brown with thin light beige head. Aromas of floral, citrus, pine. Tastes of floral, toffee, caramel, dark fruit, light booze. Medium body with a dry finish. GenkiGonzo (1091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 3, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Copper brown colour, small head. Aroma has fruity hops, rye and some sweet malty notes. Flavour is mostly the malts with some rye and a nice bitter hop finish. A great mix of flavours.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5084) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2013
8.5% 1000 yen tasting set at Basamichi taproom(200 yen more than Numazu). Quite a dark glossy brown with reddish tints & a beige head. Malty, chocolate sweet nose. Full smooth bodied beer, the taste is smokey, chocolate, toffee, a bit of heft to it but just a hint of citrus hop notes over a great malty complex body. Nice. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Cloudy red/brown - white head. Rye, spicy, fruity, oxidation, mouldy, nice, ok hoppy, light sweetness, piney, resin. AndySnow (7545) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting. 2011 vintage. Brown colour with a small off-white head. Minimal lacing. Sweet hops, caramel, plum, raisin aroma. Flavour is dark fruit, raisin. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 30, 2011
Keg at Harajuku taproom. Red amber almost brown coloured with small off white/beige head. Aroma is bit spicy and with lots of hoppy bitterness (b.o./cat pee) and pine elements. Real prickly spikiness in the mouth. Taste is quite boozy and nice and bitter. Very nice. jonno (2750) - JAPAN - OCT 24, 2011
A solid drop. I see the Arrogant Bastard refernces. Big hops - no HUGE hops with a thick, scalding body finishing with a scattershot of brutal hops. THe slightly roasty full body is a perfect springboard for the PNW hops. Solid showing here.