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Yo-Ho SORRY Kurogo Imperial Porter

Brewed by Yo-Ho Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Nagano, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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I’m sorry! 普通のビールは、造りません。 ビールは、もっといろんな味や個性があっていい。『前略好きなんて聞いてないぜSORRY』には、そんあ意志を込めた。既存のビアスタイルやレシピにとらわれない。純粋に、自由に、自分たちが飲みたいビールを、季節ごとに味を変え造りあげる。 黒五インペリアルポーター。黒糖極深仕立て。 古米より伝わる五つの材料「黒五」と黒糖くを使用。黒豆きな粉の風味、黒胡麻の香ばしさ、黒糖のどっしりした甘み、客々がせめぎ合う。ビールを超えた「飲むデザート」ここに見参。

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (7228) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Can. Dark brown, amber highlights, medium gold-beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, soy, and burnt malt with fruity undertones. Sweet profile, chocolate, fruity caramel, scorched malt, golden syrup. Bordering on cloying and sticky, with a harsh ashy quality that clashes. This thing is all over the place, and isn’t very drinkable as a consequence. A much sweeter imperial porter than the Mikkeller offering, and poorly balanced by comparison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlutisLt (49) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JAN 31, 2015
Stiprus ir smagus japoniškas imperinis porteris, kuris labiau pagal sausumą panašėja į stautą. Visai nesijaučia alkoholio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3333) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2015
Black colour, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, light smoky tones. Light bitter flavour, umami, like roasted shi-take mushrooms, coffee, mocha, sweet dried fruits. Roasted finish, mocha coffee, caramel, sweet dried fruits. Nice brew!
(From 350mL can @ home)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (13264) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Can 350ml
Thanks FatPhil! Opaque black color, small beige head. Toasted aroma is not so strong, has some licorice and coffee. Medium-bodied. A bit thin for the ABV. Toasted malty, cigar ashy, slightly medicinal flavor. Alcoholic finish, low bitterness. Fernet branca -like porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenkiGonzo (462) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2014
Can from Yamaoka. Pours almost black with ruby hints, almost no head. Aroma has soy sauce, malts and some berries. Flavour is dominated by umami, with some nice raspberry and malt. Very rich with a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
Can scura buona schiuma discreta persistenza buone tostature cola amaro contenuto buone note maltate un po corta

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 2, 2014
350 ml can from Drink Shop (€ 1,92); BB was due in April 2014 (!!!). They must have deep cellars to forget about something like this for such a long time. Pours dark brown - black in the glass - with a ruby-mahogany hue and a thick tan head. Nose is sweet molasses, roasted malts and coffee, cedar seeds, black rice, lactic... gets (milk) chocolaty as it warms. Taste chocolaty sweet with considerable roastiness, caramel, slightly ashy, kind of savoury, but mostly just sweet. Sweet, only slightly bitter finish. Palate soft and (oaty) smooth with mild carbonation, body mediumish. Overall I think there’s just too much going on in this beer - would love to try tuned down versions of it, with just a couple of all the quirky ingredients they have here, more pronouncedly. It may be somewhat messy, overly complex (?!?!) and too sweet but it’s still quite good I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2914) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Can@rööperifest. Black, with a small whiteish head. Dark, salty licorice, with a surprising berry infusion. Raspberries? Or cherry or something. Fullish body. Sort of nice texture. Firm, not overpowering. Soft milky finish. Decent. All right.

-- bb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (6260) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
35,5 cl can @ home, BBE 04/2014
Other marking at the bottom: 141011
Aroma is malty with chocolate and cocoa. Flavour has soy sauce, licorice, alcohol, some cocoa and tobacco. Dry finish with some rising sweetness towards the aftertaste. A bit unusual porter at all its dryness and tobacco notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5241) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUL 16, 2014
Can at Drinks Baar, Tallinn. Poured a clear dark brown with a broken light tan head. The aroma is red berry fruit, roasted malt. The flavour is medium bitter light sweet with a light malt fruit liqourice bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

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