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


on tap

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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2566) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
360 ml bottle. Pours black with full cream colored head. Aromas of cocoa powder and roasted malts. Flavors of watery black coffee, dry roasted malts and a bit of licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
g_georgiou (411) - CYPRUS - SEP 20, 2014
Dark black body, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is heavy sweet with light bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily to almost thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3670) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (941) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 13, 2015
Dark brown colour; light beige head with good retention and lacing. Sweet chocolaty aroma, lots of sourness which alternates between black rye bread and red berries, also leather. The roastiness is not as pronounced as I’d have expected. Tastes more roasty than the nose might indicate, sourish of those same red berries and perhaps less black bread. Faint smoky notes. Cold coffee and coffee beans. Kind of ashy dry on the palate. Carbonation very thin but rather active, body on lighter side of medium. This is nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (14655) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Harajuku Taproom. Almost black - offwhite head. Burned, licorice, coffee, sweetness, light milkey, light hoppy, almost no aroma, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2011
Pours black with a small, light tan head. Nose is restrained but shows soft roasted malt and dark fruits. Bigger roasty flavours, with hints of coffee and oatmeal. Unfortunately the body seems watery. Somewhat plain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3097) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5419) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Black colour with a thick beige head. Creamy. Sweet licorice, coffee aroma. Flavour of dark fruit, plum, coffee, licorice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (4688) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of coffee and not much else. Taste is pretty watery, some coffee notes. Clean Taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown with medium tan head. Malty and fruity notes. Malt, fruit, caramel and smoke. Medium body with a bitter sweet finish.

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