omhper (25547) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2009
Draught at Popeye, Tokyo. Dark mahogany colour, small head. Estery roasty oily nose with caramel dominating later on. Rather sweet, medium to full bodied with rounded, dense mouthfeel. Fairly low bitterness. Good, but not the best offering from Fujizakura. fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Courtesy of PerOakes (18543) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2016
Dark brown color; medium sized head, with little retention. The aroma is mild, with Munich malt. Reasonable body strength; caramel and mildly roasted malts flavor, some chocolate in the finish; light oxidisation; correct bitterness. It has a good caramel and malt imprint. Not bad.
Almost black. This has a big malty nose with dark sugary goodness. Full body, soft, sweet, very nice. Great body, liquid sugar. Ferris (16295) - 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. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2013
Draught at Craft Heads, Shibuya. Clear dark brown - white head. Roasted. Dry roasted. Bread notes. Ok bitterness. Chocolate. Nice malty. Light hoppy.
Sammy (12610) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2009
Mondial 2009. Dark colour with beige head, stouty looking. Lacey.Neutral aroma. Was getting more malt than anything else, including of course chocolate malt. jercraigs (10731) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2009
2009-06-05. Very dark brown body is near black, modest beige head has a bit of lace. Aroma is mild but pleasant, moderate malts are a touch muted. Flavour is similar, with a sweet malty core, drier notes of malt in the finish is the lasting impression. (7+) Average plus palate. (3+) Simple but very enjoyable. Bottle at Mondial 2009, Montreal KyotoLefty (10603) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at Barley in Nishinomiya, March 2008.
Rich and rather complex bock. Black, rather fragrant, with well-roasted malt similar to a stout. Rather sweet with caramel, raisins, and chocolate, but with coffee too. Nice, but more roasted than a bock really should be. Nice enough, though. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2009
My Bottom Line:douglas88 (9571) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Chocolate and Munich malts galore form the base of this healthy cereal celebration, also developing toasted bread and caramel-coated raisins for this most satisfying Doppelbock.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dark brown with mahogany edges.
-Carbonation is rather soft and the body quite full, making for a nourishing mouthfeel.
-The underlying fruitiness is also redolent of dried cherries.
-Malts in a Fujizakura beer are always beautifully expressed, it seems.
From the bottle at the Mondial de la Bière.
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.