KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 Cask at the Tokyo Real Ale Festival. Big hop and oak nose. Huge vanilla and oak throughout. Oily and sweet with nice hops. Big, big, oak. Wow. A wacky beer, but I think I can enjoy it in moderation!
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color. Very very very spicy, oaky (cedar?) nose. Body shows more hops, fairly floral, with grapefruits and oranges, but mixed with the oak, it is a very strange combination that one minute has you loving the beer and the next hating the beer. Strange brew, but I like it..... I think