ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
190114. Tap airport, Tokyo Japan. Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma cream, roasted malts. Smooth. Very much like a Guinness. Not Bad.
KansaiBeerLvrs (1921) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, at Arcadia in Osaka with my lunch set. It poured a nice black with a foamy tan head. A smooth creamy body revealed mild roast coffee & chocolate notes. It was pretty good, the highlight was the look & mouthfeel while the flavor was somewhat on the light side for a stout.
petewhitley (334) - JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
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GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours cola brown, almost black, with a thick, foamy tan head. Thick curtains. Nose is almost lager-like. Not diggin' that. Taste is sweet; notes of coffee. A bit thin and not particularly like a stout. More of a porter or even a black lager. Meh.
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AndySnow (3103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draught at Ginza Lion, Tokyo. Black colour with a beige head. Weak funky bad aroma. Flavour of burned malt.
GarrettB (1022) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
September 1st, 2009 - The Yebisu Creamy Top appears to be one step too far in the crafting of the Yebisu Stout. That beer was already fine, and even good. Why go to the trouble of reworking a successful formula? One attraction seems to be a nitrogen pour. Once again, this is a deep and charred black brew, with rough and woodsy aromas of smoke, oak, and charcoal. And again, the palate is relatively light and soft. But where this beer falls short, either in recipe or in the choice of gaseous delivery, is flavor. This flavor profile feels flat and shallow, muted and even watery. It’s easier drinking, but that’s not what I look for in a stout.
SHIG (3565) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can: Poured black with red tint and a finger high creamy tan colored head. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt and grains. Taste is a smooth roasted malt and creamy.
maekchu (2075) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Sugary coffee aroma with some light chocolate. Very dark brown, translucent at the edges, thin tan head. Mild chocolate initial; mid palate goes absolutely nowhere; final is just a quick fade out. Thin body (for a stout, to be sure). This is not as good as (I was going to say, "worse than") the non-"creamy" version. Cute pictures on the can, showing how to pour it so as to achieve the proper head.
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro draft at Narita airport. Creamy nitro head that does not stick around. Fairly mild and easy drinking with a touch of roastyness. Nothing to go out of your way for, but at least a bit different to the pale alternatives available here...
Bif (1416) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro-tap at the Yebisu Museum Brewery. Served a black color with a tan head that fades slowly to some lacing. Mild aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee. taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, with some chocolate and coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and very creamy. nice balance. Decent beer, not a bad take on an Irish stout. Could be a bit more robust.