Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, - JUN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Iznogud (2505) - CROATIA - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Ant íní Bee, Tokyo. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark chocolate. Sweet. Oily texture, smooth. Medium to full bodied.
Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Basically black. Light brown head. Approachable impy, has toffee, hint of liquorice, blackberry hop, nicely balanced. I like the mellow, quaffable impies.
melush (2838) - SPAIN - MAY 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap / Tirador.
@ Takoku Shokusai Oeuf, Toyama, Japon.
A: Black / Negro.
T/S: Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, alcohol / Malta tostada, cafe, chocolate, alcohol.
varanid99 (1007) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a tan head. Coffee, cocoa and roasty aroma. Taste is milky coffee, chocolate, with a slightly burnt espresso finish. It almost seems a bit this for an 8.5% beer but other than that itís pretty nice..
GarrettB (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 18th, 2014 - The Minoh comes after a long, long day of lecturing in Tokyo, and while the deep, dark flavors were welcome, they were somewhat hard to describe after the two beers that came before it. My intuition, and distant memory, tells me that this is just a plain old strong stout. In color, aroma and flavor, the deScriptions are all plain. I smelled soy sauce and charcoal (perhaps primed by my location), and the same in the taste. And while that may not "Wow" me compared to other stout offerings stateside, beers of this strength are rare in Japan, and even in Tokyo. So to know that there is a steady stream of bold stuff available at local neighborhood grocery stores is something of a blessing. Itís all relative, but unless youíre willing to dish out serious yen at a local beer bar, this is a great alternative for relaxing at home
maekchu (3460) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (from notes). Big chocolatey nose, sweet and pleasant. Smooth and sweet all the way through, with more chocolate and rich dark fruit. Warming alcohol. A bit one dimensional, though. Body is also a bit thin for the style. But this is one of the better ones that Minoh makes.
Martinus (4498) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, caramel and chocolate. Sweet flavour, ash, brown sugar and coffee. Sweet finish, caramel, coffee and ash.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London)
BuckeyeBoy (5988) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On hand pump at beer belly. Pours out black just a ring of tan. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee and some smoke. Taste is more of the sweetness roast malts chocolate coffee.
willisread (2471) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 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.
skatanarchy (212) - - APR 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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