Baeren Chocolate Stout

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Brewed by Baeren
Style: Sweet Stout
Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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(Note: This is a different beer to the Vintage version that has the year in the name. That is stronger.)

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3.8
GoufCustom (2207) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2017


330ml bottle at abv 6.5% bought at OttoOtto’s booth during Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2017 in Harbor Front, Central.



Looks: Clear deep Cola blackish brown colour with a thick layer of yeast sediments; Three-quarter finger head with soapy beige foam which fades in 30 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with zero carbonation.



Aroma: Very fragrant dark malt, with fair roastyness, strong milk chocolate, light coffee, strong caramel, sticky toffee, heavy cream, floral, sugar, spices, biscuits, yeast and light grass.



Taste: Medium sweet strong dark malt, with fairly strong roastyness, black coffee, strong dark chocolates, caramel, rich sticky toffee, cream, floral, strong molasses, spices, light biscuits, yeast, lemon, mid to strong bitter hops and grass.



Body: Medium body. Thin but very slick palate.



Mouth Feel: Excellent dark roasted maltyness in a fairly solid background. Immense richness - comparable to peanut butter - is manifested in rich sticky toffee, caramel, black coffee and strong dark chocolates. Flowery and strong toffee sweetness. Spicy biscuity with strong lemon to round. Very fulfilling!



Hoppiness: Light grass in nose. Floral, spices, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is quite strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter dark malty finish.



After Taste: Quite dry. Rich, roasty and bitter to mouth.



Comments: This one has nice strong chocolatey aroma to start with, but nothing prepares me for a rich, peanut butter like sticky toffee taste which lingers for a long time. Roasty, just right sweetness with strong lemony hoppy finish, a great Stout with labor of love and one not to miss!

3.8
faroeviking (11252) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Botella. Black colour with a huge light brown head leaving a very nice steady head, good lacing. Arom is sweet with well roasted malt indeed along chocolate and coffee and with bit smoke. Flavour is very roasted indeed such great maltiness, chocolate, dark fruits, some smokiness. Soft in bitterness actually.

3.4
biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle. Rich dark chocolate, syrupy mouthfeel, lingering spices, booze is definitely there with a warming end. Fun but not exactly balanced nor complex.

3.5
varanid99 (1377) - AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2016
Deep brown pour with a thick beige head. Sweet toffee and chocolate aromas. Taste is chocolate milk, toffee and a little roasted malt. Not bad.

3.5
willisread (3695) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pretty light roasted malt nose with mostly milk chocolate aromas. Average carbonation with a slightly silky mouthfeel. Some chocolate covered raisin action on the palate. Smooth finish, but the body might be a little too thin. Still a very competent sweet stout.

3.7
shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Bottle at home. Dark brown black colour with small golden head. Aroma is unsurprisingly chocolatey, ovaltine, oaty, milkiness, kind of hint a hot chocolate. Taste is similar, high on the chocolate, bit of vanilla creaminess, slight hint of smoke or spice, and some dark fruit. Pretty straightforward, but at the same time pretty decent.
Second time, much more fruity. Boozy kick too. Scores about right still though.

3.8
sunevdj (4137) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2. Pours a hazy dark brown. Smells malty. Sweet and dry with aromas of chocolate. Hints of chalk. Dry, bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
Westkyoto77 (640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Coal-black with medium tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, rich malt, black sugar, touch of soy sauce. Not over chocolates like some Japanese ’valentine’ beers. Smooth palate with low carbonation and rounded finish. Quality.

3.4
Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Ueno Park. Black - offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted, nutty, metallic notes, sweetness, nice high malty, ok soft body.

3.4
AndySnow (8163) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
Bottle at the RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. Black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate, malt. Smooth chocolate, fruit flavour.


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