biirusaikou (2705) - - JAN 2, 2016
Smokey salty bacon. Quite interesting, several layers of flavor slowly come through, smoked malt, rich dark chocolate, green pepper, dry finish
surprisingly balanced and drinkable one with gentle smokiness and spiciness complementing the solid stout base. willisread (3799) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a deep brown to black with a one-finger beige head that lingers. Light smoke aromas on the nose with some coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit as it warms. Average carbonation with a light body. Smoked nuts, roasted malt on the palate. Dry and roasty with a dry finish. As it warms the finish shows some heat from the habanero but it is definitely muted. Solid stout. jonno (3011) - JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
Not really hot, and the smoke is pretty light, but a solid stout. The name is a bit misleading and might scare some off, but this is probably a good choice for Guiness lovers looking to step in to something a bit more expressive, without going too far from shore. TimE (6259) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2013
Decent body, nice roasty character, balanced. In no way spicy, but as a stand alone stout, it would be worth having a again. KansaiBeerLvrs (5498) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2013
On tap at Bungalow, it looks like the ABV is now 5.5% A nice looking black pour with a beige head. The aroma is chocolate, a bit sour & vegetal- chili pepper notes. The flavor is smooth creamy dark chocolate with a bit of chili burn in the finish. Tasty! Though I am not getting all that much smoke... as it warms up more smoke comes through in the aroma & flavor it overwhelms the chocolate. Interestingly it is like I started off drinking a chili stout & finished with a rauchbier! Freaky but it was nice the whole way through the glass.
dfearnley (2379) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle to large tulip
Classic rauchbier aromas here, smoky and sweet, with a touch of pork fat. Dark brown with a thick creamy light tan head, reducing very quickly. Smoky, but no habanero burn, what's going on? Ferris (17070) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft - Smokey with a bit of dark fruit. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Nice and smokey, some dark fruit Nd a finish of chocolate. Where is the Habanero? I reel the slightest tick of heat on my throat, but I think I just want it to be there. Lovely description, bad execution. GenkiGonzo (1096) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle from Yamaoka. Black with small tan head. Very peppery and smokey aroma. Flavour has smoke and some sweetness with a peppery bite at the end. shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 13, 2013
Tap at Nakameguro taproom. Dark brown, small bubbly gold head. Aroma is very smoky and spicy, can smell the habanero definitely. Taste is nice. Got the real ale texture. Initial smoky roast, hint of the pepper heat at the end maybe, but quite subtle. Decent enough but the real ale thing isn’t doing it for me so much. Would probably prefer a keg version. KyotoLefty (10808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2013
Hand pump at Bashamichi. Black, with a nice tan head. Smoky, peppery nose, with light chocolate and coffee. Light, soft sweetness, a bit of chili pepper, a touch of veggies. Rather smoky. Decent but not thrilling.