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Brewed by Minoh Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Osaka, Japan
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Used to be called "Valentine Beer" as well, though they seemed to have dropped that appellation. Roasted malt and sweetness of the malt flavor and give you a good taste imperial stout. Hop bitterness is prudent, using it for chocolate malt, coffee and chocolate-scented, perfect Valentine adult black ale. 7% alcohol taste and deliberate wanted the feeling comes through its rich flavor. Valentine, the original thoughts also fashioned beer labels.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2013
Not a great deal of nose, a touch of chocolate and that's it. A really nice chocolate and coffee taste which starts sweet then the hops come in at the end with a cracking bitter finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (606) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from Tap East, Westfield, Stratford. Deep, dark brown colour with a tight beige head. Nice aroma of coffee, spice and toast. Good body, rich, quite thick, rather oily in texture. Slightly bitter chocolate finish. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2162) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 14, 2013
600 yen half-pint on tap at the Tenma Beer Belly. A coffee/chocolate nose with a creamy smooth coffee flavor. Very easy to drink, sweet stout goodness. Creamy coffee taste, good stuff. 

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2096) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle from National Brewery Centre, Burton. Black beer with small mocha head and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roast coffee. Taste is roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate. There is some hops mixed in there too. Warm aftertaste. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Deep brown with a good sized chocolate head. Aroma is cocoa powder, grilled mushrooms, dates, liquorice, hint of butter. Creamy mouthfeel, medium-full body, roasty on the palate with a hint of booze on the finish. Taste is molasses, soy sauce, roasted malts, liquorice, hint of dark chocolate and wood. Not bad

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jd543 (401) - SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2013
Black with a medium-thin chocolate-milk coloured head. Aroma of bread, coffee, dark fruit, chocolate malt. Taste is sweet with a sour and bitter finish. Thick texture with light carbonation. Pretty nice beer, but I’ve had some far more exciting imperial stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer. Colour is very good. Very dark brown to black opaque with a medium chocolatey looking tan head. Aroma is lots of dark chocolate, dark ripe fruit and dried dates, Marmite yeastiness, molassses. Getting a lot off the nose. Taste is syrupy dark chocolate, Marmite yeastiness, strong roasted malt that lingers on the finish. There’s a touch of black coffee in there, but it’s very smooth. I like this alot. Packed full of flavour yet smooth and chocolatey.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wombata (456) - Kobe, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2013
Aroma: coffee and chocolate Palate: decent Flavor: coffee and chocolate, grassy hop with some sour notes on the mid-palate, burnt coffee finish. Comment: A bit flat. May have been in the keg too long or a bit of an off batch. Sometimes this stuff can be much better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13828) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift. Black/dark brown colour, thin tan head. Choccy aroma. Some dryness, very choccy. Bit simple.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11202) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma of licorice, soy sauce and fruit. Sweetish licorice dominated flavour with ash and hard roasted malt notes


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