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


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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14177) - 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 (5912) - 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 (3045) - 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 (3259) - 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 (7508) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2009
Pours translucent blackish brown with a large and lacy tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted nuts and a hint of caramel. Medium body, lightly sweet dark chocolate, coffee and cookie dough taste with bittersweet coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alex420 (48) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 9, 2009
50clBott @ Mondial de la biere Strasbourg Disappearing bubbly faint roasted nose. English stile. Nice licorice burnt malt bitterness with hops well balanced in. Thin body but a nice lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Brewed in Japan... Pours back in color with a wonderful super foamy beige head that dissipates in a few minutes. Aroma of earth, cocoa, cereal and grains. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, mild smoke and bread. Mouthfeel is kind of prickly on the tongue at first then becomes rather smooth and very dry at the finish. Pretty interesting stuff !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle shared by argo0 on 7/26/09: Pours a barely transparent blackish dark mahogany with a large frothy-lacing dark tan head. Aroma of mildly sweet roasty dark chocolate and a hint of toffee. Starts with average fullness and doughy dark caramely sweetness along with a roasty drier bittersweet finish. A pretty decent stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2009
20090903 Picked this up a couple months ago at State Line. Dark, opaque brown with lofty, slowly fading head of medium tan foam. Mild, simple stouty aromas with a breezy floral kick mid to end sip. Fair bodied throughout, but with fairly agressive eff. Stark roast, dusty, astringent especially at finish. Floral notes make me think Brett. Good enough I might even give it another shot.

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