Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Baird Bashamichi Taproom, Yokohama - RBJG#2. Black - offwhite head. Milk chocolate, fat notes, cocoa, sweetness, lactose, light body and finish. molasses, brew mash notes.
maekchu (2059) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Asahiya. Light roast, with some mild cocoa. Dark brown, thin filmy head. Pleasant light chocolate, and a small lactic note / the same flavors deepen a bit in mid palate, along with considerable fizziness / finish has little layers of chocolate again. Medium body. Nice enough. Kind of like a session stout.
Travlr (10416) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Black color, tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of chocolate milk. Taste is carbonated Hershey’s syrup.
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craft Beer Market Toranomon, Tokyo. Black colour with a beige head. Some lacing. Sweet coffee aroma. Sweet coffee and roasted malt flavour.
shoulderbroken (1987) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Nakameguro. Dark brown black colour, big creamy gold head. Aroma is creamy, milky, roasty malt, slight fruitiness. Taste is nice and creamy, smooth, milky again, bit cola cubes like, some fruitiness too. Quite nice. Very easy drinking.
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - APR 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As others have said, drinks higher than 4.5%. Flinty and oily in the trademark stout/porter Baird style. Nice sweet molasses and unfermented malt nose. A bit of roast as well. Pretty good, but not too different from their other stouts.
TimE (3123) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice rich roasted malty nose. Big roasty mouth that is somewhat smooth. Roasted malty finish. Drinks bigger than 4%.
Capa (1981) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with a large, dark tan head that refused to go quietly into the night. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, oats, and light anise. Has a medium, creamy mouth. Flavor is roasted, coffee, cocoa, and some smoke. A real tasty stout but I could use more complexity.
presario (4608) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quickly thinning bubbly brown head. Black beer. Creamy oatmeal chocolate aroma, heavy on the chocolate. Nice drinkable chocolate stout. Some coffee notes. Finish has a dark fudge or cocoa taste. Low ABV would allow you to drink a few pints.