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

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2013
Draught at Yellow Ape Craft, Osaka. Black - offwhite head. Fresh coffee. Licorice. Chocolate. Nice malty. Roasted. Roasted dark bread. Ok hoppy. Light body. Nice drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2009
(500ml bottle) Small tan head atop clear red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast, some coffee, chocolate, light sourness. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, light earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10970) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Large bottle. Pours black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Medium roasted coffee sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium coffee bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Bottle at the 5th Annual Epic Beer Tasting in Richmond, VA, November 28, 2010. Pours nearly black with ruby highlights. Large tan frothy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malts with a sweet finish. The taste is very dry roasted malts, smoke and caramel. Very strongly carbonated. Medium bodied. Nice.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (8254) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with foamy tan head. Nose of barley, turpentine and grassy yeast. Taste is grass, tin can, hops, malt, stale coffee and lemongrass. I guess it is supposed to be a stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7797) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
My Bottom Line:
The wooden hops which play with the flaky roastiness of this quenching Stout expose the malts’ simplicity. It remains quenching and tasty, but it cannot shine amongst others of its ilk.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the purplish black.
-Grapey esters dwell within, fittingly.
-The body isn’t thin, bot doesn’t provide enough chewing material for the style.
-This wasn’t served on nitro...and in this rare case, it might have lost something because of it.

On tap at Popeye’s.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7157) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2011
Keg, BeerFest Daisen, 23/09/11. Pitch with a good creamy tan collar. Coalsmoke and dark chocolate aroma, a little carob. Convincing ashiness, smoking toast, chocolate. Bittersweetness, balance. Would hold its own in England.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - 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.


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