Japanese Name: サントリー ビターロースト
Release: Feb. 4, 2014
Type: Japanese Beer (ビール)
Purchase Price: ￥217 @Lawson
This convenience store limited release from Suntory features the use of English roasted barley malt. Suntory Bitter Roast pours out a dark brown in the glass matching color on the package design. As the names states, you’ll find toasted malt notes up front with a nice amount of bitterness lingering in the back of the throat. There’s also a little sweetness that lingers on the palate.
However, if you think that Suntory Bitter Roast will knock your socks off with flavor, you’ll find yourself in disappointment. While Bitter Roast does have some nice flavors it comes off a little light overall. This beer had a lot of potential right out of the glass, but without a full bodied finish to back of the front end I just feel something is missing. Try for yourself, if you can still find it at your local conbini.