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

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RATINGS: 87   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Dark brown beer, medium tan head. Nose is roasty malt, dark fruit, soy sauce, smoke notes. Flavor is roasty and smokey, plums, salty notes. Dry finish, lingering roast and smoke. Flavor is nice, too thin though.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with light brown head. Aroma is roast, smoke, minerals, dark bread. Flavor is sweet and bitter, roast, malt. Body is watery. Overall: OK.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markoijelena (1233) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session One at the Beerville Beer Bar.17.07.2015.Thanks ippopotamo36 for this bottle.Pour it dark color with small white head.Aroma of sour fruit.Taste of caramel, balsamic vinegar, not so complexed, really sharp finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3308) - 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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (803) - 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 (6247) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voncrease (72) - - JUN 6, 2015
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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (5644) - 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 (1178) - 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.


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