KyotoLefty (9528) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaoka. Big, roaty, caramel and chocolate aroma. Earthy hops, meaty and balanced well. Dark brown with orange and a high head. Sweet caramel and chocolate flavor with dried fruit and earthy, dry hops. Nice bitterness to balance. Rich, thick body. Rather dessert- like but not overly sweet. Rich and tasty, with good balance. Well put together.
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, from Yamaoka Sake Shop, Kyoto. Dark hazelnut brown. Smells like Caramilk chocolate bar. Butter Stout roasted chestnut. Palate feels a little strong but slightly sweet on the lips. But lacking overall intensity. Some bitterness and hopp feel. Overall I enjoy it and I would drink it again but its not really something special as I thought it would be