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North Island Stout

North Island Stout
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Brewed by North Island Beer
Style: Stout
Ebetsu-shi, Hokkaido, Japan

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
ロースト麦芽の焙煎香と上面醗酵による香り・コクが複雑に絡み合い、ビターチョコレートのようなフレーバーを醸し出した、濃厚で奥深い味わいの黒ビールです。


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wombata (366) - Kobe, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2014
Aroma: Charred, bitter grain, light cinnamonm black licorice, Palate: Fairly light-bodied style with firm carbonation Flavor: licorice, coffee, bitter chocolate. Comment: Medium-intense flavors. Not a rich, sweet style but quite dry. Served a bit on the cold side, but the aroma eventually came forth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (519) - - OCT 7, 2013
Toffee aroma. Nice malty and coffee flavors, bitter finish. Well rounded and enjoyable stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1881) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2013
Tap at Keyaki. Black colour, golden small head. Aroma is roasty, chocolate, bit of smoke. As expected, but still nice. Taste similar, roasty, dark chocolate, some vanilla creaminess, little bite. Slight fruity sweetness too. Pretty good. Nothing unusual but everything you might want In a stout is here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
Botella in Obatake, Yamaguchi. Black colour, medium beige head, creamish bit. Roasty malt in the aroma along with chocolate. Good mouthfeel. Soft flavour, ok sweetness, roasted malt and chocolate, bit dark fruit, medium bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (2820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
Bottle from Tanakaya, Tokyo. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, plum, raisin. Flavour is slightly sweet, roasted, dry, sour, chocolate, milk.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4757) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 12, 2009
On tap at the brewpub, Sapporo. Black with a great creamy , light brown head. Nicely roasted aroma and flavours. in the mouth there are also hints of salty meat. Highly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 17, 2008
Draught at the brewery. Pitch black with a nice creamy head. Sweet and sour fresh malt aroma. Creamy, good roasting, sweet-and-sour flavor, on the sweet side, with chocolate. A good sour edge, though. Dark chocolate, milk, not overly sweet. Great balance. Medium body, very crisp.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Bottle from trade with TimE. Black, creamy brown head. High bitterness. Slightly over-roasted grains. I’m just not a big fan of dry stouts under 8%. Too dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2008
Pitch black color, big cacao, espresso notes in the nose. Thin mouth (a theme going on here with this brewery). Earthy, espresso, mocha, cacao all play together on the palate. Great depth. A bit sour and balance isn’t there. Very nice lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub: Dark black color with a nice tan head. Nose of light plum, very fresh coffee and dark chocolate milk, perfumey roast and malt. The flavor is sweet, with just a bit of astringency and bitterness to balance, a shit-ton (metric term) of umami in the mouthfeel. Big flavor, but not heavy to drink, even though it’s chewy. Still robust, hmm, hard to explain. Delicious stout, maybe even quintessential...


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