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

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Iwate Kura Beer is Original Brew


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2008
Solid Japanese stout that ticks all the obvious boxes. Dense black with a lasting corona. Classic aroma of molten bitter chocolate and mocha. Creamy mouthfeel. At the sweeter end of the stout scale, with more choc flavours and some coffee ashiness. (Bottle courtesy of TimE at Sully’s 2007 Xmas gathering - thanks fellas)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 27, 2008
Bottle, cgarvieuk coolbeans party. Dark brown, thin beige head. Nose is full of bitter chocolate, some malt, some espresso. Mouth is chocolate, slightly lactic coating, smoky bacon, lingering. Quite good really.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle at home with Tom and Royce ..Thans to TIME for this....Deep black ... Good chocolate malt nose ... bit think but lots of roast malts ... good chocolate and coffee tones... could do with a bit more ...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2008
Bottle due to ladddy chap cgarvie’s pier’s party shack banter. Aroma is roasty and coco malt, hints of smoked malt too. Taste is far more chocolatly, with alot oif roasty bitterness thpough balanced, alright but not me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 21, 2008
Sweet chocolate and some roastyness with an odd vegital quality, very porterish in the nose. Drys out nicely in the mouth with some green hop action, coffee roastyness and cool deep cocoa. Finishes peculiarly bitter but in a balanced way, with grass and dark chocolate. Pleasantly weird.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bottle: Black, tan head, nose of light roast, some vegetal coffee and a caramel, maybe molasses. The flavor is sweet and creamy, nice mocha and tart coffee. Decent chocolate extract notes. Decent stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2863) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2007
Bottle Pours out almost black topped with a small tan head. A nice aroma of roast malt and coffee. A nice light bitter end. A little sweetness and some more malt. Thanks BückDich

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2006
330 mL bottle: black body with a full and very generous, large bubbled dark pinkish-tan froth. Barky, dusty chocolate aroma with roasted cherry skins and light alcohol. Smooth, lactic palate with loads of roastiness and black currants and sweet milk chocolate truffles. A very nice and slightly complex flavour, well done! Thanks a bunch IslandHaole!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2005
Pitch black color. Light brown head. Toffee, caramel, nuts hide under the big dark chocolate nose. Nutty sweet, malty mouth that comes across like pouring just the right amount of frangelico into cold coffee. Sweet malty finish. Nice. First stout I would say that is specifically appropriate for Christmas.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Bottle. Black opaque, tan head. Well-defined cherries, slight estery. Have I lost my taste for stouts after getting spoiled by lambics and Belgians? Nice sweet finish; got better as it warmed up. Hints of coffee, I might classify this as a sweet stout (that doesn’t make a lot of sense now that I look at it, but hey, this was the part of the night where the rating sheet gets sloppy)


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