OneBrewru (11) - - APR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This Kirin Stout pours a thin black and is topped by a persistent cappuccino colored hear. Decent amount of lacing.
The smell is very minimal. Whisps of coffee and chocolate with a metallic edge.
The taste is light and bitter with a slight metallic finish. Hints of coffee.
The mouthfeel is very light with a small amount of carbonation.
Overall, this beer is ok but nothing special.
WheatKing (1287) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Black, big tan head. Nose is earthy coffee, sweat, roast. Flavour has cardboard and coffee upfront, the sweaty flavour kicks in and lasts though. Without that this would be a great stout. Pretty thin, high carb for the style.
melush (557) - SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Lata de 35 cl, adquirida en City Inn Wakayama, Japon. Color marron oscuro. Sabor a malta, ligeramente dulce, muy ligeramente a chocolate.
Tonkun (843) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Black pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, caramel, soil. Light body and refreshing. A nice stout
petewhitley (334) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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Artichoke (64) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
One finger head, dark chocolate color with brown red tints in the light...fruit forward and sweet with light bitterness. Nice balance, not so complex, but something I would definitely session. Well done for a macro.
PotjeBier (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog, canned in 2008. Very light beer, light bodied, more like a Schwarz than a stout. Seems bottom fermented to me as well. Not a bad beer though.
Yingwait (51) - - NOV 2, 2013
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
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futre7 (133) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 I get chocolate, dark berries and a slightly burnt toast aroma on the nose Taste is dark malts with nut , toast, coffee and a cardboard grassy taste similar to the original Ichiban Shibori. The lacing is moderate (about half an inch) and fades after five minutes. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Solid effort from Kirin in the stoute/lager stakes.
Cantabrian (806) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great looking stout, nice and black, with an incredibly creamy head. Aroma of chocolate and ashes. Very sweet flavour of chocolates, and also a nice yougurt sourness, always with those ashes. Earthy and woody, with a very subtle touch of berries, it has a delicious velvety feel, medium bodied. In my opinion, an intermediate between a dry and a sweet milk stout. After the Hitachino Nest Lacto, this is the best east/north Asia stout I have had so far. Kampai.
biirusaikou (598) - - SEP 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild cocoa powder. Wwatery chocolate soda, light spicy hops, bitter finish. Not a very impressive stout, more of a dark bitter soda.