QuezXLV (393) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very unique stout. Very dry and smokey. Black body and foamy tan suds. No aftertaste. This might be my first Japanese stout.
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Westkyoto77 (392) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Smoky malt aromas. Rich and dark looking, but lightish body. Espresso, salty bitterness, soy sauce aftertaste. Not much sweetness or richness. A little underwhelming.
mrmartin (648) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear black pour with thin tan head. Nose is Faintly roasted malts. Slighty oily watery body. Watery coffee notes. flat yet creamy roasted finish.
stantheman (563) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A 330 ml bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A very dark, not quite black beer, with a bit of tan head. Heavily roasted malts on the nose. On the tongue there are obvious coffee overtones, but cocoa requires imagination. No fruit or hop noted. Slightly sweet, compared to, say, Guinness. A pleasant and very well balanced stout, but not exciting.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1205) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Liquor Mountain. It poured with lots of amber head, lightly carbonated with a malty/caramel aroma reminiscent of Guiness. It had a pleasent mouthfeel.
Cantabrian (739) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of dark fruits, but it turns to alcohol in no time. Appearance of a formidable stout, with a creamy head. Flavour of caramel chocolate, prunes, and it is a bit too acid and too alcoholic, none of the two features any subtle at all. Palate is more watery than one would want. OK, but way down the list.
biirusaikou (334) - - SEP 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep milk chocolate aroma. Sweet chocolate, roasted nuts, mild bitter cappuccino finish. Surprisingly fine chocolate stout, slightly too sweet but works as a dessert on its own.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looking back at my stats, this is the first plain "stout" I’ve had for over six months, which is unbelievable to me. Bottle. Dark brown, translucent almost opaque. Dissipating tan head. Nose is the usual chocolate/coffee with the former being dark and the latter being creamy. Flavour is same but a bit dusty. Fairly sweet, creamy mouthfeel, simple but just what the doctor ordered.
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Well, I’m not going to over-analyze this but I will say that I was expecting a shitty brew and was pleasantly surprised. This a not bad stout, a tad sweet, but nicely roasty and creamy.
Imaena (1689) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is one of my least favorite Japanese beers to date. I love stouts and this is thin, overly sour, and generally uninteresting.