Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA

Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: American Strong Ale
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
Aged in Barrels of Ichiro’s Malt Chichibu
The Floor Malted.

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FatPhil (17513) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2018
330ml bottle- thanks jinroh! (7:2:7:2:13=3.1)
Sweet raisins aroma, some alcohol. Raisins, some cakey character in the taste. Sweet toffee, but quite a light palate. However, it's a dead palate, a bit watery. Finish gently spicy, more raisins. Late finish woody and a bit spirity. Was a murky pour, and that turned me off the beer right from the start. Alcohol not covered particularly well, but not offensive.

Juks (1296) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2018
330ml bottle, thanks jinroh. Pours hazy, murky brown, almost no head. Aroma is sweet, raisins, malty, toffee, prunes. Taste is sweet, woody, bee wax, whiskey, irony, malty. Sweet and alcoholy in aftertaste. Medium + bodied, below average carbo. Itresteing stuff, but unbalanced. Lots of tastes, but I'm not sure about it.

Marduk (8833) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2018
330ml bottle (thanks jinroh). Murky brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Raisins, prunes, alcohol, toffee, caramel and sweet in aroma. Raisins, plums, oak, alcohol, caramel, toffee in taste. Raisins, oak, toffee in aftertaste. Alcohol is bit stronk here. Nice brew.

Beersiveknown (5325) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 29, 2018
bottle at home courtesy of my secret santa - cheers Jinroh!
opaque amber/beige. quite high woodiness - almost diacetyl like. doesn't play nicely with the hop bitterness ending up fairly soapy - tough going with all of that abv too - a little ott for me and very little carbonation didn't help either - quite cloying

tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2017
23/IX/17 - on tap @ Borefts Bierfestival 2017 (Bodegraven) - BB: n/a (2017-1691) Thanks to ratebeerians and friends for sharing today's beers!

Clear amber beer, small creamy white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of alcohol, sweet, vanilla, bourbon, some chocolate even. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: pretty sweet, alcohol, vanilla, sugary notes, dried fruits, chocolate, bit fruity. Aftertaste: alcohol, spicy notes, more alcohol, sweet malts, caramel, lovely stuff! Tasted as "Far East B.A.", would've never thought this was an IIPA... but man, what a lovely beer this has become. Much more barley wine than IIPA, and... well, I'm a sucker for barley wines as well! :p

mike_77 (7370) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2017
Copper colour with no head. Aroma is floral with a light red fruit sweetness. Refreshing and almost evaporating. Low bitterness.

harrisoni (19726) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
On tap at Borefts BF 2017. Clear amber colour lasting white head. Woody barrel age aroma. Bit too woody for me. Some toffee. Ugh. Too woody too boo\y . OK but not my thing. Boozy.

90 (1011) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2017
@ Borefts Beer Festival 2017. First of all this is not an IPA. Great aroma of barrel aged barley wine. Taste is full bodied, with port and caramel aspects. Nice oak. Creamy palate.

Benzai (17000) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2017
Sampled @ Borefts Beer Festival 2017, day 2. A bit hazy reddish color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, heavy barrel influence, what is that, whiskey? Overripe fruit flavors as well. Toffee, caramel. Heavy but nice as a slow sipper.

ShivanDragon (4749) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2017
@Borefts 2017 van tap, helder koper met lichte kraag. aroma en smaken zijn zoet, caramel, stroperig, alcool, donker fruit, zacht, gebalanceerd, vrij hoge co2, fruitig, gedroogd fruit, vanille, eikenhout, siroopachtig, werkelijk super dit spul.

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