maekchu (3953) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Craft Beer Base Seed. Thin chocolate nose, with cola, light spice, and some herbs. Dark translucent brown, little head. Light roast malt, a bit of chocolate, some mild dark fruit notes. Thin body. Kind of thin and lightly-flavored porter. Okay. KansaiBeerLvrs (5192) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from CBB, served in a snifter 5% a dark reddish brown with just a whisp of a beige head. A fruity vegetal aroma that brings to mind fruitcake. Very fruity, I get some menthol and a bit of cocoa dark maltiness. Medium bodied but I’d say somewhat undercarbonated. The taste is dark malt bitterness, a bit of fruit, a sour tang - not bad but not balanced it seems disjointed. My homebrew Cranberry Christmas Porter is better than this. As it warms up you get some fudge, nuttiness and chewy malts which kicked it’s score up a bit. EdKing (2611) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
Bottle from Matsuya, Ginza. Colour is dark brown with tan head. Nose is caramelly, malty with a bit of an ale fruitiness. Taste is caramel, roasted grain, possibly a touch of chocolate. I was expecting a bit more from this. KyotoLefty (10376) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 8, 2009
Bottle from Yamaoka. Aroma: caramel malts, fruit, menthol, pine. \Dark brown color with orange and a huge tan head. Rich caramel malt flavor, chocholate, dry wood. Not very well roasted for a porter. Somewhat sour, slightly burnt, slightly medicinal finish. Not bad but a bit strange. Not like any porter I ever had before.