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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2833) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
Can. Dark brown with a tan head that doesn’t last that long. Roasty aroma with licorice, cola, coffee. Getting towards watery. Quite dry, very clean. Moderate roast, coffee, licorice. Pretty much no bitterness. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUN 19, 2015
Dark brown with beige head, caramel and roasted malts aroma, consistent bitter caramel and roasted malt taste. A hint of chocolate. Decent commercial stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (5528) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
35cl can in HK. The beer starts dry-roasted, fresh. Nice sourish roasted hints. Fresh and easy to drink, but nice roasted with bitter hints. Not too deep, but round. Not too sweet, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9063) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Can from The Japan Centre, London. It pours deep brown with a decent tan head. The nose is toasty, bitter-sweet, rye bread and chocolate. The taste is bitter, toast, earthy roast, cocoa, mild acidity, light soy sauce and liquorice with a short, dry finish. Medium body and average. Simple stout action. Drinkable enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (458) - HONG KONG - APR 25, 2015
Can from Citysuper on the 6X to Repulse Bay. Aroma is roasty and a bit chemically. Taste hints at stout flavor of roasted malts and chocolate but more empty and bland. Not that good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CacheManyHose (391) - HONG KONG - APR 25, 2015
Can from Citysuper, drank on bus to Repulse Bay. Burnt malt, flavour somewhat sharp and flat, quite fizzy finish. A bit like cola + burnt malt/coffee.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2397) - 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 (1566) - 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 (813) - 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 (619) - 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.

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