Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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

albinotron's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2013
I donít really understand why this beer is being rated so low. Itís a solid milk stout, even reminding me of Three Floydsí before they started over-hopping it. Granted, itís not as boozy or full bodied as that brew. I still get the same tasting notes and aroma that Moloko had a few years ago. The nose is chocolate and coffee. Slight milky creaminess upon tasting, but not the usual body Iím expecting. There is a barely noticeable bitter finish. The main flavors I perceive are chocolate, milky sweetness, and a tiny bit of sourness, but not anything that is off-putting. Iíve had Flemish sours that were much more intense than this and I still found them enjoyable. Overall a highly drinkable brew, though I do prefer the Espresso Stout from Hitachino Nest. I just wish it was a bit more boozy as I think that would add more complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (1284) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from Hasegawa. Pours a deep brown to black with a small latte colored ring around the edge. Roasted malt aromas abound with some fresh prune. Cola-like mouthfeel with some roasty bitterness on the palate. Sourness comes out as it warms along with some light creamer. Body is pretty thin and slightly watery though. Pretty average beer that doesnít come together that well. Bitter and watery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Dark black. Whoa. Sweet. Tastes like sweet chocolately goodness. Pretty good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (389) - - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Flavours and smells of roasts, coffee, cola. Pretty moreish - a little tangy and quite dense all at once. Lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle from local Yamaya store. Light chocolate nose, some cola, and light roast malt. Dark translucent brown color, thin head. Gentle chocolate initial flavor, small lacto tinge in mid, thin prunes. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Simple, easy drinkiní.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
Aroma is clove, spice, spicy malt and caramel. Taste is fresh sweet malts, clove, yeast, light pineapple and slight earthiness. Appearance is a slightly hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (924) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours a jet black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is some caramel, but thereís a sourness that dominates. I wonder what makes it sour. Flavor is sweet caramel and toffee, with just a little bit of sourness. Has a nice smooth body. This is okay. Not undrinkable, but odd.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
colui72 (420) - HONG KONG - JUN 16, 2015
Very disappointing. Dark brown, with creamy head. Lots of caramel, molasses and something sour. Watery body. Sweet finish. Not to repeat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrjez (193) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
L: pours a very dark brown, with a little light getting through around the edges. Bubbly tan head. S: not getting much, some milky sweetness, stout malt notes. T: nothing extra coming through in the taste, pleasant basic stout qualities. Not as sweet as I thought it would be. F: quite full on the palate for 4% ABV. Some carbonation up front. O: I was expecting not to like this after reading some other reviews, actually this is a simple tasty stout that sits somewhere just below your Irish dry, like a Guinness draught. Canít complain.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
samsmith33 (727) - - 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 (236) - 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.

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