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Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Schwarzbier
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fermented for an extended period of time, this dark brew boasts a stunning contrast between the glossy black tone of the beer and the smoothness of the modest pale head. This glossy black beer is called "Shikkoku," named after the famed elegant jet-black lacquer work of Japan.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (775) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada’s Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Bottle courtesy of KansaiBeerLvrs, thank you sir. Pours reddish dark brown color, small no-foam. Nose: coffee, milky, fresh lactose, some sour notes, caramel. Mouth: milky, caramel, watery, very balanced, different. Liked it very much.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (6237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015
bottle at La Rue, dark brown color, creamy head, dry nose of chocolate, dirt, flavor of these always has a perception of being old and probably much better fresh, malty body with some chocolate and toast, dry finish

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voncrease (71) - - JUN 6, 2015
Comment to follow ..................................................

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (5516) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle in Hongkong. Smooth roasted beginning. Fresh, smooth with sourish hints on a fresh and smooth but slightly sweetish malt basis. Nicely bittered roasted malty aftertaste. Round and great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1134) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 6, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur très noire, mousse blanche moyenne et effervescence peu présente. Nez café. En bouche grosse attaque sur le café, continuité sur le grillé et fin de bouche avec une pointe de caramel. pas mal du tout.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1389) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Smooth and dark but with an unexpected lightness to it. Bold malt, wood and aged flavor. Nicely complex.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2549) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 12, 2015
sample at big texas beerfest Pours a black with little tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavor is of rich coffee with a hint of sweetness. Has a dry finish. Not my favorite style, but it’s not too sweet and not too bitter. A nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
c0fein (356) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2015
333ml bottle from Saveur-Biere

Black/Brown colour with a small beige head. Mild roasted aroma and flavour. Nice carbonation. Simple and OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3266) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round one. Bottle. Clean, black pour with gray ring head. Soft eggy caramel aroma. Body is sharper, caramel-acidic, clean, sharp sugars. Lingering flavor, a little lactic. Quite nice!


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