This Japanese beer is an English “Strong” style ale that has been aged in sake casks. Yet another unique tasty brew from the boys at Kiuchi brewery. Amber brown in color with medium head that falls to a thin layer. The aroma is slightly tart with malty / spicy.tones and whiffs of woody oak and cedar. The flavor is less tart than the aroma and the malt is smooth and brown up front. The mid palate gets you with oaky, spicy (light clove and pepper) flavors and finishes with a light tartness.