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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle from a department store in Umeda. Served in a lager glass. A cola brown beer with ruby accents and a dense head of beige foam Ė this is a good looking schwarzbier. The aroma is soft mix cocoa, caramel and oats.Med-light bodied with a silky mouthfeel. The taste is a pleasant caramel upfront followed by roasted malts. Itís a really well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8334) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Sampled from the tap at Happy Gnome. Pours a clear brown with anearthyneown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has dark grains and chocolate with a light roast underlying. Flavor has chocolate up front with a growing roast and dark bread.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - DEC 28, 2014
bottle scura buona schiuma media persistenza leggero ferro note torrefatte buona secchezza sentori tostati lieve cioccolaro amaro amaro contenuto

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ronaldtheriot (1542) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Coedo Shikkoku has a thin, cream-colored head, a dark brown appearance, some bubbles clinging to the bottom of the glass, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of vegetable matter (spinach, celery, beet juice), dark malt, subdued sweetness, and a touch of char. Taste is of all that, with minimal bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Coedo Shikkoku finishes wet and soupy. Overall, for a beer with a vegetable soup character, itís drinkable. RJT

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
la_benji (3) - JAPAN - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Little to no aroma. The head didnít last. Itís a beautiful cola black that has a light sweetness and medium bitter tones with a subtle salty taste. Medium body, with a long lasting sticky slightly soapy, liquorice after-taste. The taste and apperence are good, but the after taste sticks to the roof of your mouth and lingers, but not in a good way. Personally not a fan, but the name is cool!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4720) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with good copper head. Nose is on roasted malt, dark coffee notes. Aroma is on toasted malt, creamy dark chocolate, light licorice, espresso notes, dry, floral, light vegetable notes, pleasant body, easy drinkable. Finish is on dark chocolate and vegetables.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Xipher (1) - Shenzhen, CHINA - OCT 17, 2014 does not count
Delicious, smooth with a lovely pale head. Interesting smokey flavour, iíd drink it again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (423) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
Oaky chocolate aroma on this cola black beer. Coffee taste, quite light. A little empty on the pallet. Not a bad drop.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
A little weak and watery compared to what I was expecting, but nonetheless not a bad beer. Not quite a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (1345) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en un 7 Eleven de Hakodate, Japon. Color marron oscuro, casi negro. Sabor a cafe, chocolate, dulce.


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