willisread (202) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Deguchiya in Naka-Meguro. Poured into a stemmed tulip. Oil black with a slight purple hue and nice tan head. Roasted malt, dark roasted coffee and slight cacao aromas present. Burned coffee, toffee and a slight vegetable quality present on the tongue. Really well balanced sweet maltiness. Rich and creamy mouthfeel while still being light-bodied. One of the best stouts in Japan.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep black with a small ring of head. Smells of leafy tobacco, coffee and chocolate.
Taste is thinner than expected. Some herbal notes along with coffee and chocolate.
GenDV138 (2458) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pour on cask at Maltan. Black with off-white ring. Aromas of chocolaye, licorice, light roast. Tastes of chocolate, roast, dark fruit, licorice. Medium-light body with a dry finish.
drjoeng (48) - - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.5% ABV. 2009 World Beer Awards No. 1.
Brentv (441) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour in Tokyo. Black with a small beige head. Big coffee aroma with some chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is less than the aroma with a slight medicinal quality. Dry. Dry finish. Thin mouthfeel. Average carbonation.
GenkiGonzo (462) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Beer Belly. Black with small tan head. Aroma has swwet notes with some coffee and burnt malts. Light body, great burnt flavours, not as sweet as the aroma. Very nice.
PotjeBier (1779) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Craft Hands, Shibuya, Tokyo, with TimE. Black color. Beige head. Aroma’s: heavy roast, ground coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is moccha-ish, lightly sweet, roasted. Body is on the thin side. Finishes roasty and just lightly bitter. Flavor doesn’t live up to the aroma, otherwise this would have been great.
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught in Beer Belly Higobashi in 2011. A huge Espresso-like nose - bags of fresh ground coffee aroma, and a dry, roasted bitter full flavour. Have had this in bottle since (import to England) and it wasn’t quite as full-on. Was labelled on the beer board as Stout, but I see Minoh occasionally produce a Coffee Stout, so I’m wondering if it was actually a coffee version I was served. We went back for more the next night though so it was pretty good.
madmitch76 (16560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16th May 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, little pale tan head. Light palate, a little dry. Medium dark malt, touch of coffee. Mild minerals. Dry finish. Pretty standard stuff but all right.
biirusaikou (852) - - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Umeboshi aroma. Milk chocolate, watery finish. Pretty bland stout, with a cheap bitter coffee aftertaste.