willisread (1574) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand pump at CBM Koenji. Deep brown with no head. Big roasted coffee aromas with a huge dose of rich, creamy cacao. Body is thin and watery, but the coffee notes are there and dominate with roasted coffee bitterness. Finish is quick with a little coffee and chocolate left on the palate, but doesn’t really stick. Flavors are there, but body and finish were a tad weak.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A real ale at the Temma Beer Belly. A beautiful dark pour with a wondeful creamy coffee aroma with some chocolate to it. Wow! The flavor is a sweet creamy coffee flavor, surprising but nice. The mouthfeel starts off thick & then thins out a bit. Deliciously unique take on a coffee stout!
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handpull at the Watering Hole. Dark brown, small thin golden bubbly head. Aroma is cafe au lait. Coffee and milk, roasty malt. Taste is sloghtly milky coffee, bit of cola. Quite nice and pleasantly subtle for a coffee beer. Apparently it has changed from the beer previous people had.
Tim Webb (308) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the brewery from 33cl bottle. Only an occasional brew and this one came from last year. A bit to coffee’d for me but another excellent stout from this unusual brewery.
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black with a frothy beige head. Coffee is obviously the main player in the aroma. Some sweet, roasted malts, light molasses, and chocolate. Very, very smooth mouth. Roasted coffee beans, light chocolate, and everything else is pretty well masked. Having said that, it wasn’t all that intense of a coffee flavor. Muted just enough to remain very drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.
omhper (22306) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Thrash Zone, Yokohama (as Minoh Espresso Stout). Completely black with small beige head. Rich and wonderful chcolate and coffee aroma. Mid sweet with above medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Plenty of coffee dropped on a velvet carpet. Milk chocolate and espresso linges as it slowly fades out.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JAN 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Somebody dumped pounds of coffee into the Minoh stout and...well...that’s about it. Extremely rich in coffee flavours but unbalanced as hell. Seemed more like an experiment than a well thought out brew.
jonno (2387) - JAPAN - DEC 9, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fantastic espresso nose, that gives way to a strong coffee stout that is severly lacking in body. If they could do something about that this could be a contender
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Real Ale from the Handpump.
Coffee big time. Unabashed. This was a very interesting stout, although when I tried it I had trouble tasting the beer for the coffee. Intense coffee flavors seem to rule everything. Nice body, nice looking, decent sweetness, but too much coffee for me.
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black color. Dark brown head. Sweet malty nose with distinctive coffee and dark chocolate notes. This is one of those sweet coffee stouts where its all about the malty sweetness and coffee. Hops are barely noticable. Still somewhat rather intense coffee flavors and enjoyable, but like most coffee stouts, one is enough. Would have again, especially in the morning.