shoulderbroken (4116) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Watering Hole. Dark brown/black with golden creamy head. Aroma is coriander and roasty malt. Bit of chocolate sweetness. Taste is coriander. Bit of roastiness behind it. Initially though, full-on coriander. Then bit of fruity porter-type taste, then a less full-on coriander finish. Middle is maybe even a little beefy, Belgian dubbel like. Some sweetness too. Quite an unusual one, but quite nice all the same. Quite full bodied and slightly slick. Herbal element gives it something else. Quite like it, but maybe one would be enough.
KyotoLefty (9847) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Keyaki Hiroba Autumn Festival 2012. Medium to dark brown, lace. Big coriander nose, light chocolate. Flavor of coriander, cola, apple and light fruit, strong bitterness. Nice maybe…? Quite strange.