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Brewed by Sankt Gallen Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Atsugi-shi, Japan

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - SEP 19, 2009
On tap at The Aldgate, Shibuya. Deep darkness with tan head. Smelled of roasted toffee, coffee, some smoke. Flavour had some molasses, brown sugar, and sweet cream. The finish was crisp, dry and had a great bitter edge. Loved this one.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2009
Thin frothy head, black but not thick and oily. Beautiful and strong nose of brown sugar and molasses. Taste was a comb of molasses cookie, dark chocolate, vinallia, and coffee. Fast and clean finish. nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2009
Made with Japanese brown sugar. On tap at Wachi, Kyoto. Almost black with a creamy beige head. Solidly roasted aroma, some chocolate. Good balance between chocolate sweetness and roasted coffee. A very good stout that despite its name manages to keep the sweetness in check.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 16, 2008
Black with a medium, dark tan head. Bubbles darker than most. Fragrant, sweetish aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, some coffee, toffee, smoke. Very rich malt flavor, sweet indeed but not coying and well balanced. Good burnt malt dryness in the background, with lots of chocolate, molasses, plus a tangy, fruit-like (dark fruit) flavor, a bit of sour, that works to balance. Slightly smoky. Not terribly heavy in body, it goes down easy and seems refreshing. Tangy, sweet finish that turns to dry roasted malts, and the dry burnt flavor lingers long. A very interesting, very nice stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - SEP 26, 2008
This had a a really great molasses taste without being overpowering...really enjoyed this one

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Tasted @ GJBF Yokohama: Dark black, nice tan head and clean lacing. Nose of tequila and wood, sweet roast, lots of licorice and molasses. Good stout, very sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 16, 2007
@ GJBF 2007. Sweet aroma, brown sugar, cookie dough, malts, and molasses. Similar flavor, brown sugar is big, roasted malts, caramel, some cocoa, and vanilla. Finish is sugary molasses. A good/interesting stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
sweet and sugary, chocolate, molasses; dark brown pour, opaque brown body, dark ruby highlight, nice and soapy tan head; vanilla, semi-sweet chocolate, a little brown sugar, some molasses, a little tangy; smooth, not bad...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
My Bottom Line:
This Sweet Stout develops plenty of chocolate and spicy vanilla for its chewy body, yet remains somewhat linear compared to the greats of its category.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the total darkness.
-Some fitting tartness follows the main flavor attributes.
-The nose isn’t as expressive as the flavor profile.
-The sweetness carries minty topics.
-Carbonation is soft and works with the well-developed body.
-Roastiness doesn’t balance out all the sweetness, but still participates in the flavor profile.

Bottle; thx Tim!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2007
Note: Kokuto mean Brown Sugar in English. Pitch black color. Dark brown head. Brown sugar nose that is kind of one - demensional and misleading. Its misleading because the mouth sings of dark chocolate, vanilla, brownies, cooking chocolate and molassess. Molassess and dark chocolate persist in the finish. A bit thin, but that didn’t destract too much.


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