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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Iwate Kura Beer is Original Brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7215) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2012
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Deep mealy chocolatey aroma with milky coffee notes. Dry, sweetish roasty perfumy chocolate taste with mealy wooden notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft oatmealy mouthfeel. Dryish minty roasty aftertaste with perfumy jasmine, oatmeal, and chocolate notes. Also a grainy flavour, reminiscent of barley tea. Nice, harmonic, drinkable. (0.33l bottle, bought at brewery.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2444) - JAPAN - JUN 10, 2009
Handpump. A flavourful stout. Lots of bitter burnt malts with a medium body. An easy drinking beer with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2583) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Bottle from miketd. Thanks for this one! Pours black with a short lived beige head. Smell is sour malt and dark fruitiness. Kind of odd in a stout. Taste is not really sour however. More lightly roasty and chocolate like. Medium body and soft to normal carbonation. Thought it was going to be infected from the smell, but it turned out to be pretty solid. Unfortunately, the smell definitely detracts a lot for me on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 18, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, a touch of sour fruits, good sweetness. Medium roasting. Reasonably sweet flavor, light bitterness, slightly sour and lactic. Rather creamy and chocolaty. Relatively mild and balanced. Medium body as well. A nice stout, but with an espresso-like sourness that is a little irritating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1464) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RoyceH (1198) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (20641) - 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 ...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5594) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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