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Brewed by Sankt Gallen Brewery
Style: Imperial Stout
Atsugi-shi, Japan
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Vintages 2009 & 2010: 8,5%, Vintage 2011: 8,6%, Vintage 2012: 8,5%. Older vintages were 7%.


jonno's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2275) - - JAN 26, 2013
I concur with Mark, but hell Iíll rate it too. Itís very much on the mild end of Impys but some fine dark chocolate, medium roast and a cocoa and sugar finish. Well rounded with no pointy ends.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10263) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2014
Bottle 2012 vintage. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee. Flavour is dry, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, licorice, brett, citrus. full body. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout ].
[ Vintage 2012 ]. ABV: 8.5%. Clear dark brown color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, funky, brett - leather. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, chocolate, leather, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thisis12ptfont (828) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap @ Nippon Craft Beer Fest Jan 2014. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, roasted barley, and cocoa powder. Appearance is jet black with a thin foam rim. Taste is boozey chocolate, roasted malts, dry bitter cofee beans, dried raisin, smooth sweet plums. Finish is extremely dry coffee, booze and chocolate. Overall, this is one of the best beers Iíve had in Japan. Itís so perfectly balanced and itís everything you want in an Imperial Stout. Easy A+ rating. Kanpai!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1982) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Sweey choco. dark roast malt nose. Pours thick and black, with a 1-cm. dark tan head. Rich chocolate initial / rough hooping and some dark fruit / finish is mildly sweet and even a bit woody. Medium body (a bit thin for an imperial). All pretty good, except for the rough patch in mid palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2014
330 ml bottle from Dogenzaka Shinonoya. Pours nice deep and dark brown with a thin brown head. Aroma is full of roast, dark bitter chocolate, a bit of alcohol - that is quite well hidden for a beer of 9%. It has some dark fruits lurking as well. Taste is what I would expect from a nice imperial stout. It is definitely sweet but not boozy, lots of roasted malts mingling with malt base, chocolate sweetness - and finishing up in a bitter chocolate and cocoa finish. I guess there is a lot coming out from roast malts - and there should be no real chocolate and cocoa used. Nice and enjoyable beer, well executed. Should buy a few more of these and see what happens if I try it after some extra ageing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13209) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. 2012 vintage. A more or less black one, topped by a dense, finger-thick dark beige head that leaves lacings. The aroma has a nice bretty touch, with some lemon and woody hints. Pepper notes. Donít really like that the brett cloakes the chocolate and roasted malts so well though. Itís super smooth on the palate, lighlty warming, and quite full-bodied. Feeling dry even though thereís certainly residual sweetness. Chocolate and some roasted malts too, lasting for a good while. Some alcohol burn too in the end. Sure a nice one, and it would be interesting to sample an unbretted edition. 140118

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13766) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ Fynsk Brunsviger er kommet til Ulfborg for at blive , som streger i dine hvide underbukser. Day 2. Pours dark brown with floaties. Chocolate, roast, mild brett and coffee. Smooth and medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Vestjysk Vinter Vanvid januar 2014. Aroma of fruit and chocolate with a funky touch of brettanomyces. Roasted flavour with dark chocolate, dried fruit, hops and brett, with a bitter, hoppy finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml vintage 2012 @ fonefan
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, brett and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and fruity finish. Body is medium to full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13833) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, brett, funk, chocolate, licorice and hops.


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