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Brewed by Minoh Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Osaka, Japan
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 (544) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (476) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
On tap at Watering Hole. Part of a tasting flight. Deep black with a creamy tan head that lasts throughout with great lacing. Huge coffee and chocolate aromas with some tobacco, soy sauce and dark fruit that comes out as it warms up. Creamy on the palate with nice balance between sweet, tart and bitter. Full bodied and rich with a nice long smooth finish.

2.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
skatanarchy (51) - - APR 17, 2015
미노 브루어리-임페& 스타우트 8.5% ABV 초컬릿 향 살짝 돌지만 대체로 코코아 파우더의 쓴맛. 꿀렁꿀렁 쏟아지는 검은 액체는 발렌타인 맥주라는 수식이 무색하게 날카로운 첫사랑의 추억만을 떠올리게 할 뿐

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (298) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2015
on tap at beer belly tenma, osaka. Pitch black with creamy tan head. chocolate and mild roasty flavours. slightly sweet with lingering bitter finish. medium body and medium high carbonation. lacing. This is a very drinkable imperial stout. I struggle to get through a half pint of most but I could have multiple of these. it?s a refreshing change for an imperial stout and very well done. Very nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2213) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, dark brown. Messy, bubbly, lasting, light brown head. A bit viscous, and leggy. Alway a good sign. Coffee bean. 70% + dark chocolate. Quite tart, in other words. Some soy. Some savoury. Drinks rich, tart, smooth, with some nutty sweet redeeming qualities. Full bodied, with light carbonation. Finishes dry, light tart, and light, nutty, roasty bitter. Big beer, that’s very drinkable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (626) - ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2015
Pour pitch black, really dark with a nice foamy totally brown head. Looks like a very well brewed nice coffee. Aroma has some nice deep roast, burnt bread and lactose. Lets wait a bit more, when it’s warmer there are probably more nuances. Taste is soft at first, velvety liquid enters the mouth and then starts showing character. Character is roasty, has some dark bitter chocolate, charred toast, a bit of sweetish lactose. I am not getting much fruitiness and the sweet sensation is also short, giving way to longer charred roastiness. Good example of an imperial stout, very well brewed.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (510) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 22, 2015
Draught at Bungalow. Almost jet black, deep tan head with good lacing. Really smokey malt aroma. Flavour is balanced with chocolate sweetness and a slightly hoppy bitter finish. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4677) - 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 (4358) - 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 (4481) - 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 (12348) - 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.


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