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Iwate Kura Kaki No Stout (Oyster Stout)

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Brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo (Iwate Kura Beer)
Style: Stout
Ichinoseki-Shi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with the oyster shells from Sanriku Hirotawan, Iwate Kura Beer has revived the beer style that has been brewed for a long time in UK. Oyster shells is well fermented, which gives depth to black beer. It is thick, with excellent refreshing aftertaste.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7569) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2015
Bottle, at Miga in Champain. Dark walnut brown, light brown head. Aroma is husky dark malts, a touch of metal. Roasty palate, coffee, bitter chocolate, hint of aniseed. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nocturne (1046) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
Tap at Yellow Ape, Osaka. Dark with ruby hints. Thin tan coloured head. Aroma quite light with baking chocolate notes. Taste is slick, roasty, chocolatey. Hint of red fruit in there too. Fine and quite drinkable, not too exciting though.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (531) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2015
Draft summer 2014 at Sapporo Craft Beer Forrest. Deep mahogany brown with a nice tan head. Roasted coffee and malt aroma present with a hint of arugula. Nice malt with an oily, rich mouthfeel. Nice carbonation. As it comes to room temperature ocean salt and slight citrus pith make their way out. Really solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Draught at Devil Craft in Tokyo
Pitch black with no head. Smells toasty and kind of oily with coffee notes. Taste is salty amidst an oily palate. Chocolate flavours abound. Pleasantly surprised by this and thoroughly enjoyed.
2014-10-09

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Tap at Popeye, Tokyo. Black opaque color, firm beige head. Light toasted, berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Caramel, chocolate, some coffee. Good malty although not very roasted or hoppy stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davhgbrew (945) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Tiny beady brown bubbly head. Aroma is dark chocolate, saltwater, and alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel, moderately biting carbonation. Flavors are mostly chocolate with some roasted malt and coffee bean aspect. Body is full throughout, and rather light for a stout. Very refreshing palate. Initial maltiness and chocolate lead to a more bitter roast middle and it finishes bitter and numbing on the tongue. Bitterness is pronounced, alc flavor is low even cold and at 7abv. Overall easy drinking and pleasant bitter stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westkyoto77 (547) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 9, 2014
Draught at Craft Beer Kyoto 2014. Pitch black, dark tan cream head. Slick yet rich mouthfeel. Lots of umami all present and correct. Oyster flavour not really noticeable. Dark chocolate, soy sauce, hint of spice. Rich and delicious. Best of the day so far.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bergstaden (1572) - Røros, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Black with a brown head - Roasted malt aroa - Good roasted malt body With some bitterness from the roasted malt - Roasted malt finish that have some bitterness that lasts for some time - This was quite good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2502) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Cool find #2 at this izakaya spot in downtown Phoenix. Pours black with nose of chocolate and some salty sweetness tastes of chocolate, burnt malt, molasses, light brine, and sugary finish. Could use touch more carbonation but overall nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2746) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at the Iwate-ken event near Umeda Station. It pours a dark brown with ruby accents almost black, tan head with tinges of burnt orange-nice, 4. Nose of umami & coffee. Light body with the same kind of zesty carbonation, decent flavor, burnt/roast notes, coffee. Tasty enough 3.4 surprised to hear it is 7% also made with real oysters, as it warms up it really comes together. Smoother body, a touch of salty brineyness counterbalanced by coffee & creamy chocolate, earthy, event hints of smoke. 3.6-3.7


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