shoulderbroken (1855) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought from Hasegawa. Dark brown colour with small golden head. Aroma is vanilla, cream, roasty malt, bit of chocolate, sweetness. Everything you would expect really. Taste is nice, lots of vanilla and cream again, touch of cherry, some dryness at the end. Quite slight in the mouth for a stout, but I won’t hold it against it. Maybe makes it more drinkable. Sweet vanilla and chocolate finish. Not overly sweet, and pretty damn good.
sulawang (593) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours coffee brown, sticky lacing, small head, thin retention, small and micro CO2. Lots of chocolate on the nose, some roasted coffee. 6/10 sweet aromatic chocolate mixed with roasted coffee and vanilla undertones. Great body up front but ends with a partially watery tingly carbonated finish. Medium-high depth, medium complexity, fair carry, long length. Overall quite polished but the finish is somewhat off-balanced.
Hammy78 (725) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle brought back from Japan by my awesome cousin. Pours a dark dark black/ brown, with a tan head that recedes to a ultra thin layer. Aroma is sweet and chocolate, subtle cappuccino and vanilla. Taste is not typical stout, very thin mouthfeel. It’s ultra sweet, essence of black cherry and even some grape. Chocolate and little chalkiness. Very good but damn sweet.
worldbeertaste (1599) - AUSTRIA - JUN 9, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid black with a thick head. Slight stout malt smell, with a sweet light vanilla. Rich and smooth palate, stonger vanilla feel. Sweet as it goes down. Leaves my mouth feeling saturated with a roasted almonds with sugar feel. No heavy taste or bad sideeffects. Usually the biggest hit in in the swallow but this one is light on the finish. Overall very drinkable and very tasty.
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle brought back from Japan by the misses, thanks. Pours a pure black color with a thick beige head, a bit of a gusher. The nose is slightly sour, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee. The taste is nice; vanilla, heavily roasted slightly sour malts, caramel and earthy flavors. I’m not sure if the sourness is due to the trip over or intentional. Anyway, pretty nice.
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Per
Black color; small head. Cappuccino aroma with a hint of vanilla. Chocolate flavor with light roasted malt; the body is medium strong, leaning on the weak side; there are just traces of vanilla (luckily). Not complex but fairly balanced.
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Near black, creamy beige head. Roasty ashy vanilla aroma. Sweet with lots of vanilla. After vanilla comes vanilla and then ... more vanilla. Though pleasant at first it becomes overpowering and completely one dimensional.
improvjock (321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle. Dark brown with very little tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Taste is on the sweet side, but not overpowering. Very smooth and velvety but not too heavy. Very drinkable.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown body with tan head. Nose is a bit mild; roasted malts, charcoal, and some sweetness. The tasting is superb; bitter milk chocolate with vanilla extract, roasted finish. Palate is smooth with a medium fill. This brewer is continuing to impress me. Cant wait to try more.
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JAN 25, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another recent addition to SG’s ever-expanding sweet stout series (Triple S?). Pours a fairly dark brown with a small, but bubbly head. There is a fair amount of vanilla in the nose here...mouthfeel very light, creamy. Taste of vanilla bean, hayseed, caramel milk, sweet breads, hint of almond and a final finish with some bitter notes and some kind of fruity coffee...hazelnut? As a 6.4%, I’d say the overall alcohol is hidden very well; although there is a slight boozy feel to it...no complaints with that. Kind of a nice sweet stout, but not something I would return to on a regular basis.