Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Sweet Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 498   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

hogan873's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Very dark red-brown body with a quickly disappearing tan head. The aroma is quite nice. Chocolate, coffee and cream, and a touch of vanilla. Pretty weak palate, but with a nice burst of carbonation. Sweet chocolate up front leads to a rather strange finish. Tastes a bit sour and maybe even a bit of cooked vegetables. Not a bad beer, but kind of falls short of being a good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (702) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Black color with beige head. Aroma of caramel and a little cola-like. Taste is caramel, toffee, cheese and whey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1228) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Blind tasted. Black, slightly colaish color, creamy light brown head, bit lacing. Very mild aroma, semisweet malt mildly roasted, bit licorice, suryp, bit dark bread. Semidry, light to medium body, low carbonation, watery feel, short finish. Diluted and watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DandyWolfFloyd (851) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Aroma - faint powdered chocolate and evaporated milk Appearance - body is bistre brown. The head about 1" and beige, settles slowly. Taste - light chocolate, slight roast, and a touch of barley. Palate - body is under medium, the texture slightly creamy, the carbonation soft, and the finish slight touch of roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle at home in a goblet. Pours a dark black with ample tan head. Some mild lace. Aroma is milk chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted malts, Whoppers, nuget. Taste is quite sweet chocolate, nuget, roasted malts, some cloves, and caramel. Very sweet. Thick velvet mouth. Overall OK but not really my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (1580) - 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 doesn’t come together that well. Bitter and watery finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1706) - 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 (437) - - 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 (3044) - 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 drinkin’.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1312) - 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 (1035) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2015
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.

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