Brewed by Ise Kadoya
Style: Dry Stout
Ise, Mie Prefecture, Japan


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Heavily roasted black and chocolate malts are added to our Pale base malt to create a uniquely bitter and rich finish to our Stout. With a rich, coffee-like texture and a dry and smooth finish, it’s the perfect winter companion with any of our winter oyster dishes. And if that weren’t enough, it makes the perfect black and tan along with our Pale Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a fizzy grayish tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, baking cocoa, toffee, and sour dough. Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, grass, dough, subtle anise star, and earth. Everything blends well, yet is still kind of dull overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle. Pours a black body with a coffee tan head. Sweet irsh whiskey like tones, sweet lactose, and a light fruit sweetness. Dry, brandy and apple brandy like funkiness, reminds me of a tart stout, not sure if the was the intention, the fruit esters, or an infection but its not bad. A quickly drying fruit latent malt tone. Alright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2010
On tap at Ushi-Tora. Almost black with a creamy little beige head. Roasted malts aroma. Flavours are roasted with some milky sweetness. Good, if slightly sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
Pours dark brown with a large rocky beige head. Aroma is cidery and tart, some apples and malt, contamination. Flavor is astringent, bitter, fruity wih some roast. Definitley contaminated. Over carbonated and thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
944play (359) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
500ml in weizen glass. Deep brown with towering, frothy tan head. Dry, dusty, sour, woody, and slight chocolate aroma. Watery, slightly sour, abrasive, and aggressive carbonation. Phenolic band-aid burps. Wild yeast spoilage, eww. Drainpour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Bottle from Ledgers Liquors. Pours dark, but it’s ruby where the light comes through. Head is a huge 4+ finger tan - see the picture! Aroma of smooth burnt toast. Not the harsh version. Medium body with lots of frothy carbonation. Flavor is pretty hoppy over dark burnt malt - but smooth - not at all harsh. It finishes more chocolate than not. Coffee pops out after awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5102) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2010
16.9 oz bottle. Pours a dark black body with a rather large fizzy dark brown head that took a good long while to settle. The nose is dry roasty malt with a bit of coffee and a light hint of hops. The flavor is dry with a very distinct brett influence that almost dominates more than the roastiness. Minimal light bitterness up front, but the finish is a funky brett and chocolate mixture that’s really quite pleasing. The body is fairly light and airy, which is somewhat due to the brett infection I think. Lots of micro fine fizzy carbonation. This was quite obviously infected, but rather "clean" in that it only tastes like brett infection. Very much reminds me of one of Bullfrog’s "Kegs Gone Wild" beers. We need more Stouts and Porters intentionally dosed with brett.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle shared at puzzl’s New Year’s Eve 2009: Deep brown pour with a thick khaki head. Evident infection in the aroma- nondescript tartness with cheesy notes and underlying mocha (you can tell the malt character was decent prior to the infection). Gritty, over-carbonated on the palate. The flavor is also nondescript tartness with a dry cheesy presence. Some late soft roast. Seems like it was decent- perhaps this brewer has sanitation issues in their bottling system.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottled. Smells like diapers. Not dirty diapers, but like the chemical they use in diapers to absorb the piss. Nice pour, at least. The flavor is very carbonic, thin, and flimsy, with a mild roast character. Not horribly offensive like the aroma but certainly not welcome in my mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottled. Poured medium-deep brown with a tall, creamy cap of tan head.. looked great in the glass. The aroma picked up toasty chocolate and black patent malts accented by earth and a pinch of spicy anise.. very well balanced. The flavor found anise and black patent primarily at the core, with earthy bitterness and some husk-inspired acidity around.. OK, but not greatly enjoyable. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation on the palate.. a bit sour and somewhat oxidized at times.. just an OK feel and flow. This started out great, but went downhill as it progressed.

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