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Brewed by Minoh Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Osaka, Japan
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RATINGS: 48   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (11278) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17587) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift, Tower Bridge SE1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty chocolate flavor with hintso f licorice. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2011
Tap at Edo-bori Beer Belly. Dark brown with a dark beige head of small bubbles. Aroma, not massively strong, bit of spice, bit of coffee, roastiness. Taste is full of roasted coffee, bit of dark chocolate and a slightly herbal aftertaste. Real prickle in the mouth, and a spicy buzz. Nice and thick oily texture and pleasant bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle brought back from Japan by my awesome cousin. Pours a pitch black cola colour. Small dark tan head, clingy lacing spots on the walls of the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate malt, coffee. Tastes much the same as Ive described for smell, coffee, dark chocolate, malt, slightly bitter. Quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11876) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours oily black with a foam, beige head. RIch mocha roast nose. Medium sweet flavor, some light ripe/sour fruits, coffee and burnt cocoa. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Mild warming finish, lingering roast. Very good beer. (August 2011, Score: 3.8)

Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting - Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours oily black with a creamy beige head. Lightly oxidised, with some milk chocolate, light roast, some earth, bitter burnt wood. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly sweet on the finish with modest roasted malt character, some chocolate. OK. (August 2014, Score: 3.3)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9618) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Fairly smooth roasty aroma, burntish. Black, dark head. Ashy taste, but not really astringent. Full and malty, but a bit raw. Stodgy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2011

Bottle 355ml. @ RBESG 11 Grand Tasting at Dean Swift, 10 Gainsford Street, London, England SE1 2NE.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, coffee. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, burnt malt, dark dark roasted, dark chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110807]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting @ Dean Swift, London 2011. Poursblack with a small creamy beige head. Roated and ashy nose and flavor. Coffee and a bit of tar. Smooth and medium bodied. Dry end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
33 cL bottle. Poours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is dense chocolate malt and roasted breadish. Liqourice, dark chocolate and roasted dark malty flavoured. Bitter, dry and hardroasted malty. Ends dry and roasted black malty. Light tarish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Liquorice, Sweet candy smell. Light Coffee Smell. Maybe Berry smell. Black colour. Smooth. Coffee, Toffee, medium roast. Light bitter aftertate with some roast. Bitter taste gets stronger.


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