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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (892) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 3, 2012
This beer was really really good. Pours black with a nice sized khaki head. Excellent flavors of cocoa, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Smells mostly of roasted cocoa and coffee. Slightly sweet finish and oily mouthfeel. Impressive beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (5799) - 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 (1341) - 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 (4168) - 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 (416) - 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 (984) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 19, 2014
[ Bottle ][ Encinitas Sake House ][ 12oz ][ $7 ][ Frosted Mug ][ 5/17/14 ]
>> Clear, deep cola pour with minimal tan foam. Weak retention. Soy and savory nose, licorice, mushrooms. Taste is licorice, strawberry, good roast slight mint. Palate isnít thin, mildly bitter. Not as impressive as other beers from Coedo but their highest rated because itís dark?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Pours dark brown, dark enough you canít see through it. The head is frothy and tan. The aroma is good malt but a bit watery, though not too much, as is the flavour. No, Iím not from Britain, itís just more fun to mispell words then to spell the properly. The finish is a richer class of barley malt but balanced so well, ordering another would not be commiting a ratemybeer offense.com


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