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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2334) - 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 (241) - 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 (49) - 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 (46) - - 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 (1306) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (970) - SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Tap. Black pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, caramel, soil. Light body and refreshing. A nice stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
petewhitley (350) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Artichoke (81) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
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.

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