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style
Brewed by Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery
Style: Schwarzbier
Kawagoe-shi, Saitama Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fermented for an extended period of time, this dark brew boasts a stunning contrast between the glossy black tone of the beer and the smoothness of the modest pale head. This glossy black beer is called "Shikkoku," named after the famed elegant jet-black lacquer work of Japan.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (1106) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 3, 2012
This beer was really really good. Pours black with a nice sized khaki head. Excellent flavors of cocoa, chocolate, coffee and caramel. Smells mostly of roasted cocoa and coffee. Slightly sweet finish and oily mouthfeel. Impressive beer.


3.2
zvsn (2302) - ISRAEL - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Tom. Brown with reddish hues and beige head. Smell of toasted bread, caramel, roasted grains. Sweetish, malty, roasted with notes of coffee and dark chocolate, medium bitterness at the finish. Medium-bodied, dry, smooth.

3.4
adamnowek (3293) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2017
Cola brown. Aroma is lots of malt with some charcoal. Taste is also extremely malty with a tiny bit of liquorice. Slightly sour undertone.

3.1
tomer (3737) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 6, 2017
At a tasting, thanks, almost no head, cola brown color, aroma of wood and roasted notes, flavor of chocolate and cocoa,roasted and dark bread hints, light sourness, light bodied. Pleasant and easy to drink.

3.3
rayaron (1992) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Yoav’s place. Thanks Tom. Deep brown with brownish head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, prune and licorice. Bitter and sweetish flavor with notes of roasted malt, licorice, prune, hint of metal. Medium-bodied.

3
gyllenbock (9846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2017
On tap at Coedo Hong Kong. Almost black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, grain and some fruit. The body was medium.

3.3
DSG (15237) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle sample at tasting at Yoav's place. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown. Caramel, nuts, a bit of chocolate, a bit of oxidation, some roast, some coffee, medium-bodied. Pretty nice.

3.4
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2017
33cl-fles van bij saveur-biere.be U: Bijna zwart met een licht bruine schuimkraag die redelijk snel inzakt. G: Gedroogd fruit, karamel, chocolade. en licht geroosterd. S: Zoet met een lichte moutbitterheid. Melkchocolade, geroosterd fruit en wat koffie. Wat waterig. M: Doordrinker met medium carbonatie.

3.1
tiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2017
330ml bottle @ Okonomiyaki restaurant, Shibuya, Tokyo. Smooth, slightly roasty and earthy schwarzbier with some hints of malts and chocolate. Okay.

3.4
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Dark brown near black with a khaki head. More than I usually would spend on this style, but this brewery is usually solid. This is good for the style. Dry, nutty, roasty malt aroma and flavor with hints of caramel and cocoa. Dry lightly bitter finish.

3.8
vipinvelp (4540) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2017
Black in color, slow settling tanned foam head. Nice coffee aroma, light caramel notes. Perfect taste, like this one. (Velp 201708)


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