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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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westkyoto77 (540) - Kyoto, - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Good lord. What an absolutely wonderful beer. Fully deserves the accolades in my opinion. Sloe-black body, dark tan head. Rich aromas of damp malt, dark chocolate, and treacle. Luscious without being over-sticky. Flavours of the above, with soy sauce, prunes, and noticeable hop backbone. Quality from start to finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3925) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Aroma is earthy coffee, roasted malts and some smoked malts. Dark caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting loose tan head. Pretty attractive. Flavour is oak, smoke, peat and and vanilla with some berry fruit. Palate is nice full bodied with a velvety carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4070) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of soy sauce, brown sugar and some light smoked meat, with hints of caramel, pear, cardboard and roasted malts. flavour is more soy sauce, roasted malts and alcohol, slightly oaky, with notes of herbal hops and some more cardboard. relatively light-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Soy, chocolate.
Body: Smooth full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Mild chocolate, malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Black beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Roasted chocolate aroma, cocoa, leather, vanilla, caramel, some soot. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, soot, cocoa, figs, plums, some alcohol. Quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14. Black topped with a dirty tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is big roast, light charr, dark chocolate, bitter toffee notes. Taste carries a faint lactic tone, toffee fudge, spice, rich chocolate. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Nice easy drinking impy, no huge depth to this one but a pleasant enough offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (5098) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Black with a small tan head, some lacing. Aroma and flavors of dark malts and chocolate
Nice, clean

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 2, 2014
Taster at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th May 2011. Deep black with a hint of head. Lots of roasted malt notes. Lighter than most imperial stouts and it benefits from that. Really good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thisis12ptfont (863) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap @ Beer Belly Edibori in Osaka, Japan. Aroma brings espresso, mocha, toffee, and Guinness like black malts. Appears a deep black with a thick half finger tan foam. Taste follows nose with strong espresso, mocha, thick black malt and Guinness overtones. Overall, My first Japanese Imperial Stout and it’s pretty damn good. Tastes like a Guinness on steroids. Very good stuff. A+ rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4220) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
330ml bottle from drinkmonger. Black pour, tan head. Coffee, chocolate, both milk and bitter, if that makes sense. Long bitter finish. Great beer.


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