oberabcbbsok (693) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2007
A full bodied beer with a good bitter aftertaste. Drunk in Ushi-Tora Tokyo. Very good sephyrott (221) - - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2017 300ml from bottle bought in Kamakura (2016 version). Hoppy, intense flavour, not very alcoholic although its 10% gives it character GenkiGonzo (1096) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Ruby, rusty colour. Very little head. Aroma has dark fruit, some hops. Crazy smooth, and easy drinking. Big bitter hop finish. I love this barley wine because the hop profile is the star. thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2009
2008 bottle from Wachi, Kyoto. Pours cloudy copper with a good head for a barley wine. Spicy and fruity aroma that reminds me of a glühkriek, definitely with sour notes. Sour berries, chocolate, some roast and sweetness, but at the same time very dry and bitter. Very Belgian in character and quite unique, actually. Grows with every sip. TimE (6131) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2007
Hazy deep amber color. Peaches, apples and citrusy notes along with some subtle cookies. Full on hops, hit the mouth ( definetely an American Barley) at the start. Palate is well balanced with some caramel notes. Finishing bitter with notable malt presence as well. Well made
lb4lb (2632) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
Thanks to aceofhearts for sharing this awesome beer!fly (1487) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
"The diablo" pours a light muddy chocolate brown with a light beige head. Smell is light and bright, fresh malt with just a hint of alcohol. Taste is pretty hoppy up front with earthy and piney hops and dark and toasty malt. Beyond that, there is an oaky drying characteristic. Slightly bubbly mouthfeel. Really nice woodsy and hoppy toasty malt combo. As good as it is unique. Thanks again.
Don’t know if I would call this amazing, but it certainly was remarkable. According to Chad, many Japanese micros are rather nondescript and that absolutely does not apply to this. Exceptionlly dry, possibly due to use of honey? If not, there is at least a flavor hinting at it, tannic quality and what seemed like a woodiness to it. Very interesting and enjoyable and wish I had been a bastard and taken more than my fair share. Thanks Chad. douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Very cool bottle bright purple and a thin triangle. Says best by 2015/11/18, 2010 edition. I bought this bottle over a year ago from goodbeer.jp and it finally came in a box from my Mother in-law today. It even survived her putting beer on the customs slip. Anyway, pours out a huge foamy white head (could be from all the transit) and a cloudy orange hue. The aroma is sweet oranges, candy, wheat and some barnyard funk. The flavor is mostly a sweet caramel and brown sugary English Barley Wine, dry, but some funky straw in there too almost a bit of Saison (not sour at all). Very nice. Warm for sure. There is a bit of citrus bitterness here from the Nugget, Cascade and Chinook hops. Very damn good.