KansaiBeerLvrs (2361) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
450 yen Bottle, burnt coffee, licorice, umami, grape & chocolate in the aroma. The taste is good, chocolate with some roast coffee notes. The body is a bit thin & I feel it is somewhat rough around the edges. Overall though, a nice enough stout, it pairs nicely with vanilla ice cream.
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KyotoLefty (6724) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery, thanks to Mike. Roasty, umami nose, chocolate, coffee, nuts, a touch of soy and some grape as well. A bit salty as well. Quite rich. Black with lace. Nicely malty and roasted. Coffee, chocolate, soy, nuts. Full-flavored, good full body, right amount of sweetness. Dry finish. Well done stout.
Artichoke (81) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No head. Drank at kinosaki, mild coffee flavor, no bitter... Chocolate and delicious sweet
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in KinosakiOnsen. Pitch black - offwhite head. Lactose. Licorice. Nice burned. Dry burned. Sweet lactose. Milkey notes. Light coffee. Caramel/toffee feeling. Nice.