Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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A perfect mixture of coffee, chocolate, and roasted flavors in the nose and on the palate. No bitterness, but sweet notes throughout to the very finish.   Malts: Marris Otter, Wheat, Crystal   Hops: Kent Golding   Adjuncts: Roasted Barley, Lactose   Original Gravity: 1.06

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palme (3605) - Bergen, - OCT 9, 2012
0.33l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. This is a clear dark brown one with a quickly sidesticking brown head. On the aroma I get a soft sweetness, some clear chocolate, soft licorice and not extremely much more to be honest. In taste itís leather and licorice mainly that dominates. A bit of sweetness as well as a tad of milk chocolate. Itís softly to average carbonated and it has a mild oily mouthfeel. It ends with a hint of roasted acidity. Interesting enough. 22.08.2012

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (525) - - APR 15, 2015
Bottle to snifter. Appearance: very nice. Dark black, big white head that continually roils. Looks a little thin for a stout. Aroma: not much here, some caramel, brown sugar. Taste: vegetable, vinegar, plum, tar. Aftertaste is cardboard. Not good. Such a disappointment, since the Hitachino espresso stout is excellent. I am somewhat amazed at the way the head builds after the beer has settled. Iíll have to bust out an old fluid mechanics textbook someday to see if I can expain it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
alomtnez (152) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Small tan head with a final thin persistent layer. Clear very dark brown. Aroma is weak, roasted malt with sweetness and burnt fruits. Flavours are toasted malts,coffee, sligth dark fruit and cheesy out of place. Watery medium oily, medium body. Not very pleasant for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (5339) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during Black Sunday. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Thin mouth roasted malt, sweet finish, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
grubypawel (218) - - MAR 9, 2015
Pours dark brown with little beige head. A very sweet aroma. Almost acidic taste with little chocolate and roasted malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2865) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi. Pouring a deep reddish brown that settles black in the glass with a fizzy/foamy tan head. The nose is definitely sweet with that lacto character to it, savoury dark chocolate with hints of roastiness. Medium bodied with a scratchy carbonation rather than the velvety smoothness I am looking for. The taste is roasty, dark chocolate, sweet a touch of candied figs or plums. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5869) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, light roast, taste is similar, creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bill Becker (511) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a pitch black with a 1 finger head of tan foam with plenty of sticky lacing. It smells milky, a bit on the sweet side, not a lot of firmness to the aromas. The taste starts off sweetish, has that Milk Stout flavour though it IS subdued because of the low abv. It finishes neutral taste wise and watery body wise. A true session ale here but Iím not leaning towards buying a lot more and sessioning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 30, 2014
Labeled as sweet Stout but it is a Porter for sure. Too low on the Porter side category, but good coming from Japan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (507) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Black beer lasting thick tan head. Very lacto on the aroma. Some medium sweet stout flavour in the mouth. Not much on the finish. Very lacto and not really my thing, but ok.

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