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Kinshachi Imperial Chocolate Stout

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Brewed by Kinshachi Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Aichi-ken Nagoya-shi, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a premium Imperial beer, like that exported from Britain to Russia and Scandinavia at the end of the 18th century. It is a smooth black beer that uses chocolate malt to gain a deep bitter chocolate flavor. It is high in alcohol and fragrant, and very smooth as a result of long lagering.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1768) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Small glass on draft at Beer House Craft Man. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, oats, caramel. Tastes of dark and milk chocolates, roast, oats, light dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (364) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2014
Draught at Bungalow. Deep black, ruby notes. Ruby, tan head with decent lacing. Sweet toffee with roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Flavour has huge chocolate malt with some nice dark frut flavours. Good balance of roasted and sweet flavours. Best I’ve had from this brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Tap at Marciero Aroma: Pear, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate Palate: Full-bodied. Flavor: Pear, licorice, coffee, dark chocolate turns to more pear on mid-palate and to licorice on the finish. Comment: Multiple, shifting flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Market Awajicho. Dark brown colour, small golden head. Aroma is interesting, bit funky, touch of smoke, liquorice, aniseed, leather. Taste is nice. Wouldn’t immediately say chocolate, quite bitter, liquorice again, fruity punch. Quite a mix, with chocolate very low in the mix.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2013
609 yen for 10oz  at Bungalow. Nice dark black pour with reddish tints around the edges of the glass & a thick creamy tan head-a great looking beer. The aroma is chocolate with toffee notes. Wow, quite a rich beer. Thick, viscous oily mouthfeel with a strong toffee, figs, plum & chocolate taste. This is the nicest beer I have had from Kinshachi. Really good stuff. I may be overrating this as it was far beyond my expectations... I need to drink it again side by side with a different top stout to judge it accurately...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (540) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2013
Draught. Inky black, fine tan head. Nice notes of roasted malt and dark chocolate, touch of spice. Syrupy mouthfeel, with nice notes of brown sugar and dark fruit. Pretty nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 9, 2013
Bottle from Asahiya. Yeast and crude raw chocolate nose. "Pitch" brown, two-finger frothy brown head. Thick cocoa, some alcohol warmth, metallic notes, and some wine-like touches. Medium body. Really tastes like and extract base. Could use a bit more body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark, near-black brown with big fluffy light brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and mild coffee. Flavor is chocolate with a little bit of hops. Nicely balanced, but perhaps a tiny bit too bitter for my tastes. Solid chocolate stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - FEB 18, 2010
Black with a deep beige head. Chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, dark fruits in the aroma. Full, thick, syrupy body. Light roasted malts, chocolate, some light berries, light smoke. Pretty solid, actually, but it’s not amazing. Still, I wouldn’t mind having it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 18, 2010
Black colored with little beige head. Dark chocolate aroma in aroma, roastiness and mildly bitter hops also here. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is more hopped with mild chocolate, roastiness and licorice here too. Aftertaste dries, alcohol covered almost totally. I like this, mix of chocolate and hops.


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