DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average beer. The color is a little like copper/orange and the flavor is forgetable.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2003
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Generous head. Faintly hoppy aroma. Tastes like a big-brewery lager. Not bad but not too exciting.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2003
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sweet soapy aroma and grainy sweet palate. Bitter finish but also a little sourness. I was confused by the name "stout draft" on the label.
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3718) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Golden color with fast dissipating off white head.
Light malt sweetness in nose and flavor. Very low hop rate.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting brew that delivers far more hop value that one would traditionally expect from dry Japanese ale. Iím a big fan of IPA and ESBís, and love sushi, so tend to scope this one out when Iím looking for something a little different with some fresh cut fish. Sapporoís regular beerís are quite uneventful, but the Stout Draft from their Yebisu brand is a nice alternative.
This one, like traditional Japanese lager/pilsener styled beers, pours very very light, with moderate carbination and little to no head. Because of the high hop count, the aroma on this one is quite pungent and may catch many off guard.
The name itself is quite a misnomer, calling it a stout, when itís anything but that. Itís mildly spritzy, almost fruity, and delivers a heck of a punch in the aftertaste department. Itís not a beer that Iím wild about simply drinking on its own, but as an accompaniment with some great food, this beer is definitely a winner.
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - DEC 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Well, itís ot a stout in anyway, shape or form but it is a decent beer (with food). Light gold color, no head, too much carbonation, flat taste. Stick with standard Japanese brews Kirin and Sapporo Draft. Bought at samís in chicago for $2.49
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís ok but I was expecting a little more. Nothing special at all.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Big head with big bubbles rising. Yellow-gold and clear. Rather watery texture; kind of buttery. Has a synthetic, "beery" macro flavor with a moderate amount of bitterness in the finish. Dryish, bland aftertaste. One of the better Asian beers Iíve had; take that as you will.
BillKismet (3721) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2002
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Misleadingly labeled "stout draft," this brew was blonde-gold with moderately rising carbonation and a creamy head that settled nicely. The aroma was of a sweet pilsnerish and alcohol I have come to expect of dortmunders--possibly with the appearance of malt and straw. The flavor is deadened though it has corn syrupy notes and some skunkiness at the back of the palate. One of the more drinkable dortmunders I have so far tried,