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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.


3.8
   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]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (32033) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19972) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Bottled at pre-RBJG festivities in Kyoto. Black as night, rich beige head. Chocolaty salty nose. Dryish with dense full body. Lots of tobacco and salty licorice, like a dough made up from salmiak. Lingering salty bitterness. Contains all you can ask for in a well made Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2011
26th May 2011
On tap at the White Horse. Big thanks to Doug, Jamie and Mark for arranging, facilitating and serving. Cheers Guys! Opaque black beer, residual tan head. Softish semi dry palate with a little prickly carbonation. Really nicely balanced. Dark chocolatey malt, trace of smooth coffee, not bitter. Nice balance of light orange hops. Sumptuos dark chocolate - coffee finish. Minerally freshness throughout. Softish finish with a trace of red fruits. Lovely! Another cracking Japanese beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 19, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2012 Bottle at home ... BIg thanks to TimE for this ... deep black ... dry woody chocolate malt ... odd wooody tofffee .. dry hop ... medium bitterness ... off musty coffee ... good roast ... this grew on me. 3.6

bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting ... dark black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate roast ... dark malt nose ... dark malts ... light bitterness ... soft chcolate 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (14138) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14108) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2010
Pitch black - brown head. Draught at Nippon Beer Festival 2010. Chocolate. High hoppy. Burned. Fruity. Berries. High malty. Lots of bitterness. Smooth. Classic imp. stout. Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11874) - 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)


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