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Kisoji Volcano

Kisoji Volcano
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Brewed by Kisoji Barley House
Style: American Strong Ale
Kiso-gun, Nagano-ken, Japan
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 5   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2014
On tap at Standing 1020. Kisoji Volcano aged one year imperial red ale 9.6% very malty, plums, pitted fruit a touch of booze on an enticing nose with a deep reddish-purple completely opaque pour. Very sweet caramel, a bit oaky, nutty, toasty maple - really nice stuff. I second what KyotoLefty said probably one of if not the best I’ve had from Kisoji.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (468) - Kobe, JAPAN - SEP 4, 2014
Aroma: White wine/Chardonnay-like, pear, roast nuts plus alpha. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Flavor: Pear, malt, cola nut, light-burnt caramel and roasted nuts. Comment: Consistently good stuff; always a safe bet for a bigger volume Japanese beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (863) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
Aroma brings hops, brown sugar, toffee, subtle grape, dates, grape juice and raisin. Appearance is a dark brown with a crimson tint. Taste is very smooth, slick amber malts, melted molasses, burnt sugar sweetness comes through mid palate. Very sugary caramel, subtle raisins and a bitter hoppy boozey finish. Overall, very good stuff. Slick malty body with fruity sugar overtones. A+ rating.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - DEC 22, 2012
Soft bodied through a hand pump. Hides the ABV very well - drinks like 6%. Lots of caramel and toffee with a moderate to late heavy bitter finish. A hint of stewed apricot. Flavours are a bit muddled and I agree with Lefty - this needs some time to find it’s feet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6715) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 14, 2012
Draught at Kamikaze. Lovely deep candy apple red with lace. Just beautiful. Nose of cherry and some citrus. Flavor starts with super sweet, almost syrupy marachino cherry then gets dirty and earthy, then a hugely bitter finish. Interesting. Could use a bit of aging, I think, to round out the edges, but probably the most fun beer I’ve had from them.


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