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Kirin Stout

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Formerly brewed at Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Stout
Tokyo, Japan

bottled
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A full bodied brew with strong aroma and dark color. Its unique taste makes it the epitome of beers.


Marc's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 12, 2007
Dark brown with a chestnut head. Fat molasses, coffee, burnt caramel and dark fruit nose warmed by a moderate amount of alcohol. A little thinner in the mouth then expected but very nice with all the stuff in the nose with strong warm espresso notes. Finishes roasty.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
samparkique4 (38) - - SEP 3, 2014
caramel, bread, cereal, nuts, toast, 90% chocolate lindt Swiss floral lite hops, verylite cheese, leather, leaves, basement aromas, banana, butterscotch, cooked vegetables, soy sauce, smoke, black, frothy, medium-heavy bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, 3.8-4.09/5

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (545) - ITALY - JUL 5, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with deep oily black glow and a thin, two centimetre light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, figs and a lot of molasses - very nice compared to the light lagers. Medium-bodied; Deep roasty flavour with a lot of sweetness, but not much body, showing raisins and figs the strongest and the slightest hint of soy sauce and vanilla. Aftertaste is deep and strong with some alcohol coming through, a bit of metal and bitterness, but a nice solid beer. Overall, a good beer considering the options! I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from Takashimya Grocery/Department Store in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan on 12-August-2010 drank right in the city centre of Tokyo.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6220) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Rated Apr 2008. Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, husks). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very simple and just a tad grainy; drinkable but dull.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4208) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Japnese beer rating at Tiddes, sponsor Kras, 2009-11-27, can AP: black, high light brown head. AR: rosted malt, hops F: roasted malt, hops, medium + bitterness, caramel , chocolate, almond

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle at McLoughlin’s Kyoto. Clear almost black (red glow) - offwhite head. High licorice, english licorice, burned, herbal, dry english licorice, dry nutty walnut, light vineous.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours nice, ruby black with thick tan head. pretty good retention. Nose is weak, smells like a raisinette. Taste is tolerable, cocoa, ampm coffee, melted aluminum, roasted shoe soles. foul metallic flavor is hard to shake, could be good, but isnt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6455) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2009
Slightly aged bottle. Lovely, shiny black with a bubbly, high, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and a bit of soy sauce. Creamy and smooth. flavor of chocolate and cafe au lait, with a well-managed bitterness, and berries. Very smooth, creamy mouth. Well done beer. Their best by miles.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2009 Pitifully light-bodied stout, weak flavour but some roasted slight chocolate notes tasted. Overall...not terrible.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
Black colour with a nice head. Light aroma of malt and roastedness. Flavour of malt and hints of roastednees.


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