KansaiBeerLvrs (5391) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014 jonno (2980) - - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, fruity biscuit malty beer. Bready, berries, residual sugars. Never really cloying though. Good body and very ’ripe’ tasting. Slightly sticky.
Had this during my trip to Otaru in the winter of 2012, I thought I’d rated it already. On tap at the brewery served in the traditional ceramic mug which made it hard to appreciate the beers appearance but it definitely had a luscious head of foam. A good solid dunkel bock with a smooth full mouthfeel. KyotoLefty (10730) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2012
Been waiting 4 years to try this! Draught at Beer Horn. Lovely crimson glow coming from a dark brown beer. Tall, thick, pillowy head. Rich caramel-munich malt nose, chewy chocolate. Big chocolate fudge flavor, slight alcohol burn, but generally drinks much lower than 8.5%. Raisins and dates. Quite lovely—very drinkable and displays luscious malts. Good stuff.