douglas88 (9418) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium white head. A sweet fruity toasted malt nose. The flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, dark notes, vanilla. Very good. biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 22, 2017
Draught at Platinum Fish. Rich dark chocolate character, notes of cherry, very syrupy mouthfeel, floral notes, fairly sweet finish. Very flavorful sakura beer, but so rich and thick that a pint proved challenging. Oakes (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
Almost black. This has a big malty nose with dark sugary goodness. Full body, soft, sweet, very nice. Great body, liquid sugar. willisread (3389) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Tap at CBM Koenji. Beautiful brown with some caramel on the rims and a finger of tan foam that lingers. Light floral notes, caramel, light roasted smores and tobacco. Rich, full flavors on the palate with average carbonation. As it warms the flavors become more pronounced. Some light floral notes as well. A bit sweet, but not cloying, with a dryness. Peppery finish. Very nice. Nocturne (1992) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Craftheads, Tokyo. Dark brown shade with lasting tan head. Sakura comes through most in the aroma. The taste is rich with malty, earthy, tobacco and stone fruit notes. Moderately sweet with a fairly thick and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad on the whole.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
bottle from craft beer base osaka. Sweet doppelbock with alcohol well hidden. Big rich malt flavour and sweetness and little bitterness. A very nice example of the style. GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 3, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Dark brown colour with off-white/red head. Aroma has strawberry with some cherry blossom. Flavour has burnt malts with floral notes to give a smooth feel. Doesn’t taste like 8%. shoulderbroken (4255) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 11, 2013
Tap at Baird Nakameguro. Dark brown, golden head. Aroma is bit strawberry, floral, bubblegum, some marshmallow, and bit of cocoa. Taste is good lots of body, light roast, bit sweet, floral. Bit of caramel, sweetness. Nice.
dfearnley (2199) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft to pint glass
Chocolate, sweet malt, asuki bean, and cherry. Dark brown with a thin, but long lasting light tan head. This is sweet, too sweet for my tastes, and it needs some hops to balance it out. Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft - Roast malts, prune and a bit of sourness. Jet brown with a rich but thin brown head. Almost flowery, dark malts, molasses and some dark fruit. A nice example of the style.