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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Sweet Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A perfect mixture of coffee, chocolate, and roasted flavors in the nose and on the palate. No bitterness, but sweet notes throughout to the very finish.   Malts: Marris Otter, Wheat, Crystal   Hops: Kent Golding   Adjuncts: Roasted Barley, Lactose   Original Gravity: 1.06

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3.2
Scipio (1079) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2017
Pours a deep brown with a thin khaki head that doesn’t last long at all. The aroma is roasted and has a blend of chocolate, coffee, and licorice, with some lighter caramel. The taste is dry and quite bitter. Even though this is advertised as a sweet stout, I don’t think this is very sweet at all. Instead, its kind of sour. I find that the licorice is the main theme with this one, though a healthy chocolate flavor does rival that. Long and heavy licorice finish. Light in body, thin in texture, and average in carbonation. Not the best stout, but it is different and worth a try.

1.4
phoner2 (39) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 1, 2017
tastes like metallic dishwater, maybe a bad batch since based on the description sounded delicious.

3.7
douglas88 (9178) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Bottle. Pours a almost black color with a small beige head. A light sweet nose. Sweet cocoa, cola, caramel, very big flavor. Surprised that this is 4%.

2.9
RobBestwick (930) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2017
Bottle. Milk chocolate and coffee aroma. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Sweet malt and coffee flavour. Thin to medium body. More sweetness in the finish.

3.4
saintbase (681) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Barwa ciemnobrunatna, prawie czarna, nieprzenikniona. Piana obfita, wysoka na dwa palce, koloru beżowego, drobnopęcherzykowa z nielicznymi średnimi pęcherzami. Po paru chwilach redukuje się do postaci obrączki przy szkle i tak utrzymuje się do końca. Lacing średni. Aromat palony, lekko kawowy plus suszona śliwka i rodzynki. Smak delikatny, czekoladowy, lekko kwaskowy, "rozpływa się na języku", czuć laktozę. Na finiszu suszone owoce i lekka goryczka kawowa. Warka: 02.2017

3.1
melush (4065) - SPAIN - MAR 31, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Black colour with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, milk chocolate, caramel, berries. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, sweet, toffee, slightly sour. Light to medium body, medium to low carbonation.

3.4
Speko (414) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle 0,33. Pours almost black with medium off-white head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate, caramel, lactose, medium sweet. Medium body and flat carbonation.

3.3
eRock_2013 (469) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Was excited to try another offering from Hitachino at the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017, although was a bit disappointed in this sweet stout, which was overall just a lighter, sweet, roasted malty brew. Poured a murky brown color, with an aroma of sweet, lightly roasted chocolate malt. Flavor is a little bit of milk chocolate, light coffee bean, just a mild-intensity rendition of the style. Light bodied with a neutral finish. Nothing impressive about it, but still a good easy-going stout that appears intentionally to have a more modest objective, and succeeds in reaching that goal.

3.5
Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at Ebenezer’s Pub in Maine USA. Pour Pitch black with a nice tall tan foam that last. Aroma is from the roasted malt, sugar notes and a touch of lactose. Taste is all of the above plus some coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet but just enough. Nice sweet and lactic finish.

3.3
cheewazz (4) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Przede wszystkim piwo jest bardzo delikatne w odbiorze, zdecydowanie za delikatne jak na to do czego przyzwyczaiły nas europejskie browary. W aromacie na pierwszym planie slodowosc, następnie karmel i czekolada. Wyczuwalna tez mleczny słodki smak. Piana znika całkowicie w kilkanaście sekund po otwarciu piwa. Barwa ciemnobrunatna. W smaku wyczuwalna najpierw slodycz, następnie smak kawy i delikatna kwaśność na końcu. Poza tym smak piwa pozostaje na języku drażniąc go i zachęcając do kolejnego łyka. Reasumując, piwo nie jest wybitne, ale nie jest tez nudne. Poza w trakcie picia w szkle armat sie kumuluje i wydaje sie być silniejszy niz na początku.


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