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.
Luneylane (25) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Two 330ml. cans from Family Mart, poured into a pint glass to lend the appearance of a pint, drunk at home. Aroma: malty, licorice. Appearance: almost black, with a generous tan head that soon dissipates. Palate: full-bodied, lively carbonation, oily texture with a long finish. Taste: sweet and heavy, a lot going on here - besides the licorice, I’m picking up chocolate. Excellent brew, good value for money and widely available in Taipei. I’ll be checking for this one regularly as an alternative to my usual, and the more expensive and less potent Guinness.
JaKeAFC (899) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle from a 7-11 in Hong Kong, around 1HK$, 5%. Dark brown color almost black with a nice but reducing brown head. Toasted nose. Aroma is toasted malts, coffee, toasted cereals, dark bread, something metallic possibly due to the can. Taste is rather flat, finish slightly bitter and dry. Light body, carbonated, a bit watery. Simple stout but pretty drinkable.
Initial Rating Date: 7/5/2014 6:04:14 AM
Butters (4039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on draft at Beer Cafe Three Parlor in Kabukicho. Surprisingly good. Nice and roasty, with a bit of an earthy bite on the tail to balance out the cocoa sweetness. Not quite a sweet stout, but sweeter than what I was expecting. Kinda like a guiness foreign export, but without quite as high abv. Very creamy body would make me think that it was on nitro, but it was not. Could just be that after drinking nothing but light beer for two weeks, ANY dark beer would have been delicious, but I think this one was actually quite a delightful little find - especially in a beer dessert.
visionthing (4731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Kirin City, Tokyo. Ordered the "frozen" version, so dark, dark mahogany body with a nice soft ice looking, beige head. Mild roasty aroma with notes of dark fruits, hints of chocolate and coffee. Moderate to medium sweet with quite okay, but mild roasty flavours and a light bitterness. Fair enough.
eduardovl (1353) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml can served in a Pint glass. Serves a dark brown to black color forming a creamy beige head with low retention and some soapy lacings left in the glass. Roasted nose with some notes of coffee and grassy hops. Oreo biscuits. Light caramel notes. Slightly sweet upfront taste. Medium to low bitterness. Light to medium body. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts in the aftertaste but not very persistent. Not bad.
Moravius (1081) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 1, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dose ("Kirin Stout", 33 cl) aus dem Pyongyang Shop. - Tiefdunkelbraun; dunkelbeigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase Dunkelmalz, Karamel und etwas Kaffee, aber beeinträchtigt durch deutlich metallische und leicht muffige Fehlaromen. - Antrunk schlank dunkelmalzig mit säuerlichen Mokkanoten, dahinter blasser, etwas grüner (unreifer) Hopfen. Gut rezent, etwas dünn im Mund. Im Abgang trocken und nur schwach hopfenherb. - Mittelmäßiges, dünnes Stout mit eindimensionalen Röstaromen und störend säuerlich-metallischen Fehlaromen. Gerade noch trinkbar.
RipuvariiAlu (22) - - OCT 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was pretty suprised by this.
Pours pretty much black with nice tan head.
Aroma is pretty subdued but pleasant, a bit like sweet licorice.
I think it tastes great for a 5% beer, Malt, toffee, licorice play neatly together. Hop bitterness is only faint, but seems fitting.
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml can in HK. drank straight from can. aroma is roasted malts, weak coffee and cocoa. taste is smooth. medium carbonation. not sweet. slightly bitter coffee finish.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Dark brown with little off white head. Faint toffee and chocolate aroma. Taste of toffee, tobacco and molasses. Little sweet.
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at craig’s. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is chocolate, toffee, fruity, taste is dry, sweet, coffee.