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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toffee malty and vanilla. Thick malty, sweet and dense vanilla. Mild bitterness, otherwise rather sweet toffee malty with a heavy load of vanilla.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19194) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Bottle shared during GBBF 2013 Day 4 - London. Big thanks to KyotoLefty. Pours clear brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is all milk chocolate and vanilla. Light to medium sweet flavor with sugary fruits and vanilla pods. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Moderately sweet in the end with more sugary milk chocolate and vanilla. Simplistic but enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle split at GBBF ’13, thanks to Kyoto Lefty the Dutch sounding dude, 16/08/13. Light black with a moderate tan head which dissipates edgeward. Nose is vanilla, light roast, chocolate, sugars. Taste comprises dark toffee, cocoa, sugars, vanilla essence. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry finish. Ok drinkable stuff but a little overly sweet and sickly, even for a sweet stout! A pint of this would become a chore I imagine!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 My Bottom Line:
Stupendously fulfilling for the dessert lover, this Sweet Stout’s long vanilla trails lead to a spicy cake for the most demanding sweet tooth.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-Creamy foam is icing for the total blackness.
-The velvety body is admirably malted.
-The dessert sweetness is intelligently controlled by roasted malts and supporting hops.
-The vanilla’s spiciness almost reaches that of cloves.
-The exact same points were given for the tap version and the bottled version, and the latter was enjoyed 6 weeks later.

On tap at The Aldgate, and from the bottle back home.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at GBBF 2013 bottle share. It pours darkest brown with a thick light tan head. The nose is mellow roast, earth, light sweetness, vanilla, faint smoke and coffee grinds. The taste is mellow roast, sweet vanilla, treacle, sweet coffee, coconut and mild bitterness with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Well balanced and rather drinkable. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 2008 bottle. Creamy, sweet nose of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of fruits. Interesting and complex. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavor is sweet vanilla ice cream, with chocolate, cherries, and coffee, and a bit too much sour taste. Slightly thin in the mouth for such a big taste. Interesting, not exactly stout-like. Very nice, complex but maybe a bit too complicated. Strange finish. Much more vanilla in this one. 2007 7/4/7/3/14 Very solid stout base with a vanilla touch to it. Not overly sweet, good roasted dryness under the vanilla. Nice balance. Don’t really need the vanilla maybe? Well done, though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2009
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Tasted @ GJBF Yokohama: Dark black, tan head, nose of root beer and sassafras. Some nice sweet malty flavors and a clean roasty tail. Tons of vanilla extract though. Decent, but certainly an extract.


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