KyotoLefty (9642) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with an amber tint. Tall, off-white head. Faint smoked aroma, slightly fruity, with hops. An ale, I suppose. Decent dark malt. Well smoked flavor, a bit sweet, chocolate, very malty. A bit of dark fruit, hops. Good malt indeed, smoking decent though certainly lighter than German varieties. Very rich and full-flavored with excellent balance. Right up their with the best non-Bamberg rauchbiers I have had.