thunderhops (219) - Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thick tan head and plenty of lace. Aroma is chocolate, fruity. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness. Body is a little thin, slightly dry and sticky with bitter chocolate on the palate.
Dommod2011 (509) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Number 500, share with the wife. When I started this thing I didnít think Iíd be drinking Japanese Espresso Stout, so how great is this? Iíve made friends and had much fun. My wife left a card and cash in Cotteridge Wines for me for Fathers Day. Brilliant.
daje (1378) - NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Gaasa, june 11th 2013. Black body, big tanned head. Roasty aroma, espresso, chocolate, light vanilla. Lots of coffee in the taste, also dark chocolate, fruits, cream and cardamom. Thick body, dry bitterness, good roasty coffee aftertaste. An excellent beer, and surely the best Iíve tasted from Japan ever. Lovely.
DSG (3978) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Black-colored, not completely opaque, with a light brown head. Nice strong coffee aroma. Bittersweet flavor, a bit acidic, with lots of coffee and a dry roasty finish. Medium-bodied. Very nice.
NeoHippie2 (474) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and coffee. The coffee flavor isnít as integrated into the rest of the beer as I would like it to be. It also has a lighter mouthfeel than other coffee stouts Iíve had. It just feels a bit weak all around flavor wise. It is smooth and easy to drink Iíll give it that but far from a great coffee stout.
The_Bish (973) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really fuckin good. A little unexpected fizz on my tongue which just helped it linger. Delicious roasted yum.
Alphadelic (1638) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mellow, fruity, low acid coffee on the nose. A little more roast wouldnít hurt. The star is the texture, smooth and rich. There is just too much raisin in this for me. Makes it a little cakey.
HeistAlmighty (850) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Black pour, small milk chocolate head. Taste and aroma are discernibly espresso as opposed to merely coffee, lending an intense espresso bitterness. Really good if you like that sort of thing.
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BroSpud (1383) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Mead Hall. Pours black with a tan head. Lots of sweet malty flavors, most notably chocolate. Espresso notes were there but much less subtle than expected. Not bad.
jbruner (1200) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black from the bottle with lots of bubbly tan head that sticks nicely. Aroma of soy, roasted malts, and slight dark chocolate. Taste is not on the coffee, not a whole lot else. A little thin on the mouth, but otherwise not too bad, definitely the best Japanese beer Iíve had.
Inbreak (247) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
24.05.2013, 0,35l bottle shared with Palme @ ōltorget, Mathallen:
Nice creamy longlasting head. Aroma is heavy espresso, grass, chili, licorice, caramel, cocoa. Taste is a little flat and watery, strong coffee, caramel, grass, chili, licorice, cocoa. Medium bitterness. Nice one, but the taste doesnít really live up to the aroma.