Appearance - 9 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8.5 | Texture - 9 | Overall - 9
Tap @ Brewdog Tallinn. Pours dark, reddish hue behind this black exterior. Some pink foam. Nice! Nose has deep toffee and chocolate, liquid cocoa. Taste is full of cocoa, nice liquid dark chocolate, red berries and just overall superbly balanced. Dry and slightly burnt aftertaste. Awesome beer, really liking this.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5
473ml can from The Slop Shop, Toritsu-Daigaku. Pours somewhat dull golden, some persisting white foam on the top. Nose is full of tropical aromas, sweet melon, lychee, some citrus. Taste has a good amount of resiny bitterness, hops are abundant and attacking your tastebuds with full vigor. Oily bitter palate remains lingering in the finish. This old-fashioned hop bomb has its charm, I do like this, quite enjoyable.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8.5
Can from The Slop Shop, Toritsu-Daigaku. Pous creamy yellow, some white bubbles on the top. Nose is fresh, light citrus zest, oranges and fresh grassy-fruity hops. Tastes creamy but not too sweet, nice citric feel all over it, Citra at its best. Dry enough, great balance. Super drinkable and pleasant, I am really digging this. Knee Deep rocks!
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8
Tap @ Goodbeer Faucets, Shibuya. Golden yellow pour, some white bubbles on the top. Nose has light maltiness, Belgian yeast funk, some fruitiness. Tastes sweet, fruity and soft, light herbal bitterness in the background. Interesting mix of yeast esters, Belgian funk and hoppy juicy DDH feel. Fun beer!
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7.5 | Texture - 7 | Overall - 7.5
Tap @ Goodbeer Faucets, Shibuya. Nice darker gold. Nose is not aggressive at all, rather malty, light hops. Tastes malty as well, hops are strong but superbly balanced, light fragrant and extremely drinkable. Pleasant.
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7.5 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8
330 ml bottle from Pigalle Bottleshop, Sangenjaya. Pours nice hazy orange, looking like peach juice. Not that much foam, some lacings. Nose is fruity, overripe plums and some sweet tropical fruits in the nose. taste has some nice fruity cotton candy, light bitterness. Quite dry and refreshing, does not get cloying. Actually I am digging this one quite a lot, well made and tasty.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8
330 ml can from The Slop Shop, Toritsudaigaku. Pours turbid yellow, some foam, looking creamy Nose has lots of tropic going on, some lupulin dust as well giving an extra edge. Greenish. Taste has lots of sugar, sweet and fruity, overripe tropical fruits, rich in sugar. Finish goes a bit dry, light fruity medicine character. Relatively low bitterness but still quite enjoyable.
Appearance - 7 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 7
330 ml bottle from Devil Craft Jiyugaoka. Dark brown pour, looking pretty black actually. Some beige bubbles. Nose is ashy, good roast there, malty delight. Taste reveals a light acidity but also a good roast bitter body, lots of chocolate, spread on a burnt rye bread.