Brewed by Asahi Breweries
Style: Foreign Stout
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Strong stout, made in the Irish and British tradition. This huge beer is earthy, tar-like, smoky, whiskyish and very much a winter warmer.

KapitiCritique's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Tried this when it first appeared in Tokyo and Yokohama. It is not a finished product but I do admire their pluck. It has a lot of taste but it not quite balanced, a tarry taste. i was hoping for more roasted grains and malts but this was not at all well defined.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
sepia with cream ring, lightly oily. Soft chocolate and thin brown malt nose, light booze. Front palate is sweet chocolate, light brown malt growing bitter across mid, finish is lightly stale but well attenuated, light marshmallow hints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (478) - Osaka, JAPAN - DEC 10, 2015
L: pours a gorgeous near black with a big creamy tan head. No visible carbonation. S: the aroma always reminds me of vegemite, with a burnt yeast and roasted malt. There’s a leather tinge, something slightly acidic, oats, ash. T: tastes very much of dark malt, a little vegemite. Quite a presence of oat or nuttiness. F: a really interesting feel. The body is medium. It starts with carbonated bubbles and coats the mouth in an oily way, finishing quite dry. O: a really solid foreign stout which totally surprised from Asahi. Insanely cheap in Japan too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
11.2 or 12oz bottle at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a medium brown color, light a porter perhaps. Aroma was light dry dark chocolate, some light cocoa. Flavor was dry, perhaps not Super Dry, but dry chocolate herbal notes. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7560) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
12oz bottle pours an inky black with some creamy, beige head. Nose has molasses, black pepper, malt, licorice, a little smokey. Flavor balances burnt caramel, earthy bread, molasses, toast, chocolate. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of lightly herbal cocoa. Taste is caffe coretto, burnt licorice. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2543) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a clear black with modest tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. First aromas are roasted coffee and milk chocolate with a touch of prune. As it warms up the fruit really stands out along with some sour milk and molasses. Taste is sweet and fruity with molasses there as well. Carbonation was a little soft and the body a little too thin, but still pretty great for a macro as bad as Asahi. The price is phenomenal. Not a bad stout at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits with some hop. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (6093) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Bottle picked up from Yamaya in Kyoto before heading to Tadg’s, enjoyed after a temple dinner in Koyasan. Black with two fingers of light tan head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, roast, subtle funk/earthiness. Tastes of caramel, toffee, earthy, dark chocolate, light roast. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yenbeer (188) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2014
Very complicated taste, probably offensive to most lager drinkers. Oily, and quite strong proof.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czlowiekwiadro (692) - POLAND - MAY 10, 2014
słodki, kawowy, lekko przypalany zapach z nutą śliwki. bardzo ciemny brąz, z trwałą, brązową pianą. w smaku bardzo pełne. praliny i przypalony karmel ze sporą ilością goryczki. bardzo lepkie i aksamitne, dość rozgrzewające.

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