GenkiGonzo (452) - Kyoto, - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at brew pub. Black with a small tan head. Classic stout aroma of burnt malts. Flavour also has hints of chocolate and coffee, smooth with a light body.
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the brewpub in Nagahama with Tomo. Rich dark brown/black, fine tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, touch of coffee. Slightly hoppy. Medium-heavy body. Not bad, but not on the level of other Japanese stouts. Went nicely with our fried oysters.
worldbeertaste (1704) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Sold brown with a bit of light coming through with a nice lacy lasting brown thin head. Smells of roasted malt but slightly thin and watery. Malt, chocolate and caramel. Light thin oily body. Tastes of burn roasted malt and burnt. Smooth milk chocolate malt and a coffee roast. Finished bitter with a dry burnt roast malt aftertaste. It was hard to track down but very decent in the end.
KyotoLefty (6877) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery.
Black with tan lace. Very mild aroma, some roasted malt, a touch sweet. Medium roasted flavor, stronger hops than usual, chocolate and a touch of coffee, slightly milky. Dry, burnt, bitter finish. Medium body. A quite light stout, but good bitterness. Very dry.