Formerly brewed at Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Stout
Tokyo, Japan


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A full bodied brew with strong aroma and dark color. Its unique taste makes it the epitome of beers.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (7982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Rated Apr 2008. Head is mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, husks). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very simple and just a tad grainy; drinkable but dull.

kidmartinek (5000) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
On draught at the Cathay lounge in Narita today. Pours very dark brown, near black. Big foamy light brown head. Aroma is mostly coffee. Cool palate and thin mouthfeel. Flavor is toasted cool malt and coffee with a little bit of cream.

futre7 (269) - Taipei, TAIWAN - MAY 23, 2015
Great beer. Dark malty flavour with burnt toast and grain. Good lacing and lovely texture with a dry finish. It is a fantastic beer.

Mark_Eck (1998) - - FEB 1, 2015
Can. Pours a nice black color. Aroma and taste are light roasted malts and quite smooth.

samparkique4 (61) - - SEP 3, 2014
caramel, bread, cereal, nuts, toast, 90% chocolate lindt Swiss floral lite hops, verylite cheese, leather, leaves, basement aromas, banana, butterscotch, cooked vegetables, soy sauce, smoke, black, frothy, medium-heavy bitterness, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, 3.8-4.09/5

jgb9348 (6781) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Deep dark brown coloured body with deep oily black glow and a thin, two centimetre light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, raisins, figs and a lot of molasses - very nice compared to the light lagers. Medium-bodied; Deep roasty flavour with a lot of sweetness, but not much body, showing raisins and figs the strongest and the slightest hint of soy sauce and vanilla. Aftertaste is deep and strong with some alcohol coming through, a bit of metal and bitterness, but a nice solid beer. Overall, a good beer considering the options! I sampled this 33 cL can purchased from Takashimya Grocery/Department Store in Ginza, Tokyo, Japan on 12-August-2010 drank right in the city centre of Tokyo.

melush (5344) - SPAIN - MAY 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2018 33cl Bottle @ Aeon Mall Nagoya Dome Mae, Nagoya, Japan. Black colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla. Taste follows the aroma. Medium body, average carbonation.

Nisse666 (8489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2009
Japnese beer rating at Tiddes, sponsor Kras, 2009-11-27, can AP: black, high light brown head. AR: rosted malt, hops F: roasted malt, hops, medium + bitterness, caramel , chocolate, almond

Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle at McLoughlin’s Kyoto. Clear almost black (red glow) - offwhite head. High licorice, english licorice, burned, herbal, dry english licorice, dry nutty walnut, light vineous.

tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Pours nice, ruby black with thick tan head. pretty good retention. Nose is weak, smells like a raisinette. Taste is tolerable, cocoa, ampm coffee, melted aluminum, roasted shoe soles. foul metallic flavor is hard to shake, could be good, but isnt.

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