GenkiGonzo (240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2014 Draught at Bungalow. Jet black with a tan head. A sweet chocolate aroma, not much espresso. Very sweet flavour, more than I expected for the style. Has some dark fruit and sherry notes as well. Light bodied bt very drinkable.
dfearnley (943) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to flute
Plum, chocolate, toasted malts, and nutmeg. Dark brown with a touch of red and a tan rung like head. Milk chocolate, cereal and hay. Very thin for an imperial stout...very disappointing.
Ferris (3899) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft - Roasted malts and coffee, Jet black with a thin brown head. Roasted malts, black coffee and not nearly enough body to match. So big on flavor and light on palate just doesn’t do it for me.
Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bungalow. Jet black, thin tan head. Espresso and malt nose. Sticky but not overly so. Well-balanced flavours of dark chocolate, licorice, dab of soy sauce. Satisfying without being over-heavy. Delightful.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1950) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 8% at Bungalow on tap. A nice dark cola brown pour with a thick beige head. Weak chocolate aroma & smooth but thin body. The taste is well balanced between sweet syrupy chocolate & roast coffee bitterness but is more sweet by a hair. Decent. ----new, Dec 2013----- 8% Glass 950 yen at Aoi Beer Stand. A great black pour with a tan head with ridiculous staying power. Nice rich smooth chocolate+cocoa aroma. Medium to full bodied. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, roasted notes, cocoa paste, creamy. Really good stuff.---March 2014--- On tap at Molto,
a really nice rich creamy chocolatey aroma. Dark black pour with a light beige head & good lacing. Nice med-full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The taste is potent, a little boozy but with good chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge kind of flavors.
biirusaikou (614) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice milk chocolate nose, deep toffee taste. Very smooth drink, can barely feel the alcohol. Great stout experience.
Silvan7 (676) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 On tap @ Kyoto. Buonissima! profuma di caffè , di malto tostato e di liquirizia in bastoncini. Alla vista è scura/impenetrabile, con schiuma cremosa molto compatta color caramello. Buon lacing e buona persistenza. In bocca è caffè su tutto, poi esce l’amaricato, non pungente, più erbaceo, e torna la liquirizia. Il calore alcolico è deciso ma non eccessivo. Corpo tenue, acquoso, in bocca è vellutata con finale breve e poco carbonata.
AndySnow (3120) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Watering Hole, Tokyo. Black colour with a beige head. Malt, chocolate aroma. Flavour is somewhat bitter, alcohol, malt, chocolate, licorice.
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Watering Hole. Pitch black - offwhite head. Licorice. Oiley. Light smokey. Nice bitterness. Fruity. Lots of licorice. Fullbodied. Chocolate. Dark bitter chocolate. Nice.
KyotoLefty (6324) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick. Roasty nose, dry chocolate, coffee and mil, a bit of smoke and a touch of vegetables. Tangy flavor, orasty, some fruit, dark chocolate, coffee. Very flavorful and drinkable, with a dry, bitter finish. Like most in Japan, this is more a foreign Export than Imperial Stout. Damn good one, though.