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Baird Black Smoke Stout

Baird Black Smoke Stout
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Brewed by Baird Brewing Co.
Style: Stout
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also called Bashamichi Tap Room 1 Year Anniversary Ale.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2013
A well made and quite complete stout but not a standout. Drier than expected with some tangy chocolate fruits and roast.Nothing wrong here at all.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1987) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours black with a large, light tan head. Nose shows roasted barley and soft toasty malt with a bit of smoke in there too. More roasted and smoke as flavours but with some sweet malt underneath. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Not bad but not all that interesting or enticing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Biege medium head dark pour aromas vanilla chocolate smoke note cocoa the flavours chocolate vanilla nice smokey note a salty like bitter taste no problem roasted coffee sweet caramel compact stout the finish best aftertastes smokey overtaste vanilla sweet bitter finish good stout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Draught at Baird Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Black - offwhite head. Smokey, chocolate, nice malty, sweetness, burned malts, carcoal, coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Peppery hops and wooden smoke are intertwined atop subtle caramelized fruitiness in this well-tendered Smoked Stout.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy brown-hued darkness.
-The smoke segueing into hop bitterness is lovely and harmonious.
-Smokiness is prominent throughout.
-The nose doesn’t appear as deep as the flavor profile.

On the handpump at Harajuku Taproom.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doomed (16) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2013
From the handpump. Light ashy smoke in the aroma but mostly choc and slight coffee notes. Lush dark tan head, very dark brown, almost black in colour. No smoke through the flavour, just more toasty choc and coffee, some very slight toffee notes too. Smooth velvet mouthfeel, low to no carb (as you would expect off the handpump). Clean finish, easy drinker.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
Bottle from Asahiya. Good smoke, light garlic oil nose. Dark brown, translucent edges. Initial is all smoked malt / mid is much the same, with maybe some umami notes / finish gets a bit metallic and has some phenolic edges. Medium body (a bit thin, actually). Good enough. Flavors and aromas are fine, but it needs a bit more body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (3738) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2013
Tap at Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama. Black colour with a small head. Burned smoky coffee aroma. Flavour is mild smoke, coffee.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2161) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
On tap at Craft Beer Base. It poured like a classic stout, dark black with a nice tan head. The aroma was not so noticeable and the flavor was good but mild. It is easy to drink and honestly I couldn’t pick up on any smokiness but some of the people I was with did... ok.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (12253) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Draft. Dark maroon color, almost flat. Aroma of burnt espresso. Taste is burnt wood, charcoal, coffee.


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