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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3600) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2010
A good head creamy brown in colour carbonation good in a dark stout aroma coffee cocoa flavour coffee bean bitter a chalky taste some mild caramel a boring similar taste right through not good coffee bitter taste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (3367) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
140 ml glass on draft at Baird’s Bashamichi Taproom. Black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee. Tastes of burnt roast, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3234) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
One of the new Japanese craft brews, a smoked stout with thick and creamy, light beige head and opaque black robe. Aroma of smoked herring, bitter chocolate, mocha ice cream, wet leather, bacon, charcoal, bayleaf, cold coffee, some vanilla, salmiac, cappuccino, toasted bread, candied figs, dried thyme, some vanilla, hints of soy sauce and wood glue. Taste of candied fruits without the typical sweetness; soft carbo, smooth and lean, perhaps somewhat thin body; very malty all the way through, caramelly and nutty tones, roasted bitterness (coffee!) in the end but in a very courtious, elegant kind of way, not biting or overpowering at all; somewhat metallic as well; smoky accent, clearly present in the nose, returns in an equally soft and gentle way retronasally. Vague spiciness of bayleaf and nutmeg adds some complexity, salmiac is there but also in a gentle, subdued way; finishes a bit smokey, gently hoppy and bitter, no alcohol is perceivable. Considering this country has no ’real’ beer tradition and is establishing its own identity in the craft beer world nowadays, this is far from bad; it is completely correctly brewed, no flaws or off-flavours here, but the aroma promises a bit more than the taste can deliver. Could do with a bit more personality. Still okay though, enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Bottle. Didn’t realize how rare this was before opening, so sorry for not sharing it. Tight, tan head. When you smell it, you’d swear it was a West Coast hoppy amber or IPA. Plenty of C hops and a hint of black patent malts. Flavor of orange and tangerine to go along with the burnt coffee and wet forest timber. The beer has a really natural taste to it, fresh. Like lime gummyworms. I’d love to try this on a nitro pour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2010
Black in body with off-white head. Burnt notes in the taste, some liquorice and some coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
360ml brown bottle. Pours deep dark brown with mahogany highlights. Great head - quite thick, creamy, longlasting, beige in colour. Nose has dark chocolate and a decent level of roasted malt. Very light hop note. Roasty malt in the mouth, some coffee and chocolate. Decent roasted malt bitterness and light hops in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Dry stouts do not often excite me, but this is quite enjoyable, would have no problem sessioning this.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
Bottle from Tanakaya. Yep, it’s a stout all right. Not oatmeal sweet. Not dry like Guinness. Very nicely done. Unlike a Yebisu "Stout", Baird’s really IS a stout. Quite bitter in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2821) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Almost opaque deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of smoke, caramel, biscuit, light butter and light coffee. Taste is dry and light bitter with notes of peat, smoke, caramel and light butter. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. A bit smoky and also not that roasted.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (2808) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Pours black with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, smoke, german sausage, light leather. Taste is roasted bitter, not very nuanced all the way through. Finish is lingering, bitter. Body is a tad too light but carbonation is well controlled.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, vanilla. TASTE: coffee, bitter, vanilla, oké beer.


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