Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Stout
Tokyo, Japan


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This is not the regular stout. It was released in Sept 2007 in cans.

OneBrewru's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OneBrewru (11) - - APR 24, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2257) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Can from Yamaya, Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, a little thin but still decent enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sevenlee (1515) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours black with a high fizzy brown head. Aroma is malt, roasty and some chocolate. Taste is roasty and a little watery. Not particularly interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (678) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 3, 2015
330ml can from a supermarket in Shenzhen at Shopping Centre station. Pours dark brown/black with a dissipating beige head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Dry finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenkiGonzo (510) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2015
Can from konbini. Pours almost black with a frothy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. Chocolate comes through more in the flavour, a little more watery and carbonated than I would have hoped for, but very drinkable for a standard macrobrew can.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jinroh (626) - ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
One of the most common dark beers in Japan, available even in ordinary eating and drinking establishments. Good choice to have if all the other beers are usual tasteless fake lagers. Pours dark brown with a small head that dissipates fast. Aroma has some watery roasted malts - but only a bit, some not so pleasant vomit aroma also there. Taste is actually quite nice. Mouthful of roasted malts. some dark chocolate and dark fruits giving way to even more chocolate in the somewhat sweetish-dry roast aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, subduing tastes and aromas, not too powerful. However, at a Japanese restaurant with no craft beer, this one will do nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 6, 2014
Can from my local supermarket for 200 yen bought in honor of Stout Day. Served in a stemmed glass it has a big rusty tan head that vanishes fairly fast leaving a thin film behind. The aroma is savory dark pitted fruits, a bit roasty with some coco powdery chocolate notes. Medium to light bodied with quite a vibrant carbonation a bit more lively than the silkiness I want in a stout. The taste is actually pretty good chocolate, a bit roasty, some savory notes & maybe a hint of smoke. Easy drinking and approachable. Nowhere near as good as the bottled Asahi Stout (best value beer in Japan in my opinion) but pretty good for 200 yen from a major brewery. It’s balanced yet flavorful. Give it a shot if you haven’t yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Toomio (306) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Kylmää kahvia, liian vähän poroja. Jännän makea. Omituisia Makuja, paksuus puuttuu. Lisää potkua.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
yenbeer (101) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2014
Delicious mainstream beer available at the same price of regular lagers. Worth the minor extra effort to track down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
samparkique4 (50) - - AUG 31, 2014
caramel, hay, toast, grass, lite-herbs, basement aromas, leather, earthy, leaves, dough, cheese, green-banana, licorice, smoke, medium bitterness, medium-full body, thin feel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
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.

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