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Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage (2010-)
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Brewed by Baeren
Style: Imperial Stout
Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A rich beer that displays the flavor of cacao. An ever richer version of our Chocolate Stout. A vintage beer that can also be enjoyed after cellering. (Note: They also make a regular Chocolate Stout without the year added, at 7%)


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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3130) - Copenhagen OE, - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle at Grand Tasting RBJG#2. Pours black with a beige head. Sweet with aromas of chocolate and roasted malts with caramel. Hints of alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1014) - New York, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2013 Bottle, 10/10/2013 thanks to timE and jonno. Pours deep mocha brown, nearly black, creamy light tan head rests a silky haze on the surface. Aroma is Hershey chocolate and marshmallow, medium smooth roasted malts, subtle coffee and licorice notes. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, touch of dark fruit mixed with roasted malts, hops lending a bit of bitterness to balance. Thick, round body, bit like drinking a Yoo-hoo. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13231) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Black - brown head. Chocolate, nice malty, light oxidation, sweetness, white sugar, light bitterness, licorice, coffee notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1593) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 16, 2013
Both poured with a thick tan/brown head, the 2012 head is a bit darker. The 2012 aroma is port or wine like with plum notes & the 2013 is more slightly more of a chocolate aroma-much milder smell. The taste of the 2012 is very smooth with sweet syrup & chocolate at the front of the mouth followed by some alcohol warming and a burnt coffee aftertaste. The 2013 is less boozy, more like cocoa powder with a bit of a rough finish. I think the 2013 is a simpler beer, that one year of aging really pushes the beer to new heights of complexity!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1881) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 3, 2013
RBJG2. Rich brown colour. Aroma is wheaty and choc, bit of bitterness. Taste is good and chocolatey, roasty, malty, sweet ovaltine, caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (2820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at the RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. 2013 vintage. Black colour with a small beige head. Strong chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2013 bottle at RBJG2. Brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk. Taste is smooth cocoa. Easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - FEB 23, 2013
The biggest stand out here is how well it hides 9%. Like drinking a 6%er. Very smooth, a hint of luxurt. Chocolate, almonds, vanilla, though not as cohesive as the greats of the style. Solid stuff from a solid brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5445) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2011
33 cl bottle vintage 2011, bottled 28.01.11
Aroma is somewhat porter‐like with dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Dryish flavour has semi‐dark milk chocolate and coffee. Very good, one of the best japanese beers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5857) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2011
33 cl bottle. Brewed on 28.01.2011.
Pours dark ruby red colour with minimal head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, dark malts, cacao and some licorice. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, dark malts, ash, distant orange and some caramel. Very smooth palate, medium-bodied. Very well balanced brew. NIce!
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