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Hakusekikan Super Vintage Ale

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Hakusekikan Beer/Stone Iwamoto Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Ena-gun, Gifu, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Sampled on tap at Popeye’s in Tokyo on 2/18/07. From 2000. Dark brownish, reddish-purple color. Super potent aroma of hops and a vinous, fruity quality. Amazingly huge flavors of hops, sugar, red wine, sweet dried fruits, and caramel. Maybe a slight trace of alcohol. Lightly carbonated, sticky sweet, but super dry finish. Warming alcohol presence. Really special stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2129) - JAPAN - FEB 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2009 Wow!! Now heres a kicker. Sampled at Popeyes in Tokyo. Really, Really potent and has an exceptional aged nose and prescence. Like a port, with lots of amazing flavours...vinious nature...highly recommended

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 11, 2007
Had at the Tokyo Real Ale Festival. Dark in color with ruby red highlights and a nice creamy tan head. Aroma of sherry, dark fruits, yeast, and alcohol. Flavor was a beautiful mixture of sherry, whiskey, raisins, yeast, caramel with the alcohol hidden pretty well but still noticeable. Leaves you with a sweet alcoholic finish. The body is thick with minimal carbonation. This was my favorite beer at the festival and something I’ll be coming back to again and again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 11, 2007
At Popeye’s in Tokyo. Wine glass, dark ruby, minimal head. Aroma is port, raisins, plum. Flavor is plum, wheat, port, raisins, caramel, chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4358) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2006
(Bottle) Shared at the PNW Christmas 2006 party at Oakes on December 9th. Lasting tan head with deep brown. Smokey, iodine, cherry. Very meaty for a beer. Malty and sweet. Delicious. Thanks TimE!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
Dark brown and oily. Nose is lots of dark chocolate. Quite sweet and smooth on the mouth with darker malt flavour and chocolate. Light alcohol on the finish but considering the ABV this one delivers a nice flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
ripe fruit, vinous aroma. Pours a copper brown, no head. Very sweet, syrupy almost. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2006
No head. Dark tea coloured. Light alcohol nose. Delicious sugary alcohol body. Delicate but very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2006
Murky brown with spotty lace. Woody and alchol filled. Vinous and hot. Bitter roast and sweet caramel malts. Thick and plenty of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2006
Oily-looking dark brown. A rich chocolate truffle nose. Oily, chocolatey, hazelnut palate with light soy sauce. Smooth and sweet. Warming but not overtly alcoholic. Very dessert-like. Doesn’t ever take me any place special but a competently-executed contender in the superheavyweight division.


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