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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by KyotoLefty ]. Clear dark red brown colour with a huge, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dusty malt, shoe polish, light earthy. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, shoe polish, roasted, sweet malt, dusty malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131011]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yespr (31480) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild mouldy and roasted malty. Fruity, toasted malty and chocolate. High carbonation, fruity and mild citric. Dry and dark roasted malty. Bitter and chocolate malty.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
saxo (14095) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are little sour malt, berries, chocolate, caramel and hops. Little too carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11404) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Unclear dark brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is dry, malty, green apples and chocolate. Flavor is medium sweet and light acidic. Dry and light acidic finish. 111013

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown with big foamy beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, chocolate and yeast. Flavour is malt, yeast, berries, medium sweet, phenols, little dry and metallic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7956) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (6571) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Bottle bought on goodbeer.co.jp brought over by Steven and Mari. Pours a black hue with a large beige head. The aroma initially had some tartness, milky and chocolates. The flavor was a dry rich sugary chocolate mix, some metal and light tart fruit. Enjoyable. Full bodied.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4859) - 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.


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