StevieT (1168) - - SEP 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very mild taste, subtle coffee and burnt flavours. A little thin, but not too bad. Could be stronger.
willisread (1299) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 doesn’t come together that well. Bitter and watery finish.
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black. Whoa. Sweet. Tastes like sweet chocolately goodness. Pretty good stout.
tinylightsrecs (389) - - SEP 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Glug Newcastle. Flavours and smells of roasts, coffee, cola. Pretty moreish - a little tangy and quite dense all at once. Lovely
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 drinkin’.
AgentAle (1238) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
chucklemation (926) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a jet black with a thin off-white head. Aroma is some caramel, but there’s 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.
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - JUN 16, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very disappointing. Dark brown, with creamy head. Lots of caramel, molasses and something sour. Watery body. Sweet finish. Not to repeat.
mrjez (194) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. Can’t complain.
samsmith33 (727) - - APR 15, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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. I’ll have to bust out an old fluid mechanics textbook someday to see if I can expain it.
alomtnez (236) - SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.