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Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout

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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Imperial Stout
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (598) - - JUL 22, 2014
2 year barrel aged. Rich chocolate flavors, roasted malt, hint of licorice, gentle whisky bite. Smooth and delicious imperial stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Works Kamikaze, Osaka. Opaque black color, small steady brown head. Aroma has licorice and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Flavor has alcohol, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Alcoholic but in the nice way. Straightforward strong impy.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fletchfighters (1056) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2014
2012 vintage Dark brown pour, settled black. Light brown head, thick and creamy. Good retention and settled to a thick collar. Nose is roasted malts, soft licorice, and a lot of cardboard. Very dry and very dusty. Sort of a fresh cardboard smell. Taste is a lot of dry, dusty cardboard. Some chocolate, malts, and dark fruits as well. Light carbonation and medium body. Bummer on the oxidation though

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle, 2013 vintage, thanks to timE, 11/11/2013. Pours black, thin light tan head bubbling to the surface, fading to near stillness. Aroma is chocolate, nutty caramel and mild brown sugar, cherry licorice, light roast. Taste is chocolate, licorice, bit of a hoppy bite with long moderately roast finish, bitter. Medium body, almost velvet light creamy feel. Really tasty, well done.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1856) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2013
Draft at Bungalow’s 1st Anniversary Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover event. 9.5% 500 yen. A beautiful looking black pour with red accents & a great tan head. Mild chocolate aroma, I need to give it time to warm up. Smooth body, nice rich chocolate then some roasted coffee notes. Really good stuff. I think I even get mild hints of licorice, I don’t like licorice but in this beer it works. 

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (98) - - JUN 13, 2013
One of the better offerings from Shiga. Conforms to style, but a little underwhelming for an imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting. Black colour with no head. Sweet chocolate aroma. Flavour of dark malt, chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1987) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle from Hasegawa. Very dark brown colour with thick golden head. Aroma is smoky, roasty, bit meaty, bit of caramel, some citrus hops maybe and biscuits. Bit of booze too. Taste is really nice. Boozy spikiness, coffee bitterness, maybe dark chocolate, fruity too, orange. Very nice. Long slightly bitter and very roasty finish. Thick and oily. Best Japanese imperial stout I have had I reckon.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10475) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
Oxidiert malziger Antrunk mit wässrigen Beinoten. Weich, dennoch vollmundig, konstant süß-malzig, die oxidierten Noten werden geringer. Rund, nicht übermäßig gut. 10/11/10/10/9/10

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (391) - Kobe, JAPAN - NOV 20, 2011
On Tap. Aroma: Earthy malt and grain with some earthy and grassy hop. Palate: Well-blended flavors. Flavor: Mild, roasted coffee, a mix of mild and moderately bitter chocolate with a touch of grassy hop. Comments: Another strong showing from Shiga Kogen.


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