IslandHaole (1229) - Misawa, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A glassfull of used motor oil toped with a small light brown head. Roasted malts take center stage but this isnít a "one trick pony" as other Japanese stouts that Iíve tried have been. There is sweetness from the malts and yet a bit of a tart follow. A tangy bitter aftertaste.
A dangerously easy to drink beer. My only knock on it is that itís a bit thin bodied for a stout.