Iwate Kura Kaki No Stout (Oyster Stout)

Brewed by Sekinoichi Shuzo (Iwate Kura Beer)
Style: Stout
Ichinoseki-Shi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


on tap


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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Brewed with the oyster shells from Sanriku Hirotawan, Iwate Kura Beer has revived the beer style that has been brewed for a long time in UK. Oyster shells is well fermented, which gives depth to black beer. It is thick, with excellent refreshing aftertaste.

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Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Headless pint in a craft beer store right under the JR station in Niigata. It’s not the first time I get headless pints in a craft beer store in Japan. Funny. But this is an excellent beer. Black, with dark brown edges, it looks oily and it would have a nice aroma of roasted malts if it hadn’t been served too cold. Sweet and bitter flavours of roasted malts and a salty character too. Full bodied, I love oyster stouts. I would have enjoyed more if I had tried this one before having had 7 shots of sake at the Cocolo store upstairs.

ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 10, 2017
A very nice stout. Chocolate, but not too sweet. Dry dark bready molasses finish. Could be my imagination, but had a vague seawater sensation at the end. Tried at the 135 Tavern in Tokyo in 2017.

Marheb (6193) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 29, 2016
(En fût chez Popeye): Très suintant, sec, olives kalamata et une dose moyenne de grains rôtis. Ce que je m’attends d’une oyster stout.

MayumiH (1224) - - OCT 6, 2016
Tap at Zojoji Temple in Tokyo. Roasted malts in nose. Hint of salt. Smooth texture. Medium bodied. Not bad.

Cybercat (6160) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Pours opaque chocolate brown with a thick, though not long-lasting, tan head. Aroma offers chocolate, roast malt, coffee, molasses, and subtle oyster tones. Flavor takes the oyster and chocolate up a notch for a bold and enjoyable stout. Mouthfeel features firm, thick body if not a lot of fizz. Worth 8.00 for 330 ml? Maybe a wee bit overpriced (How do you say that in Japanese? My dad would probably know.) but still enjoyable.

tightslice (1440) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle from Mollie Stone’s in Belmont, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, some resiny molasses notes. Taste is roasted malts, beefy malts, umami, dark chocolate in there. The salt character comes through in the beefy / umami tones. Tangy at the end but thins quickly.

GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2016
On tap at Craft Beer Bar Marciero in Osaka. Murky deep brown, thick foam with great lace. Nose is heavy seaweed, savory. Awesome flavor with some real power, huge umami, acidic balance, oily chocolate base, small salt and savoriness. It’s really good.

puren (1261) - Gdańsk, POLAND - MAR 19, 2016
czarne, piana nikła, ładnie zdobi szkło;
delikatny - palony w stronę czekolady;
gładkie ciało, średnie ku wysokiemu, nisko nasycone, finisz czekoladowy;
palona kwaskowość i czekolada, delikatna kawa, lekka palona goryczka;
bardzo dobry stout, nie wiem co wniosły ostrygi.

jbruner (5293) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bottle with bubbly tan head that dissipates to leave light lace. Aroma and taste of dark roasted malts, toasted earthy notes, and a hint of saltiness. Thicker mouth, medium carbonation, decent oyster stout.

edgallow (4479) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate and coffee. Taste is coffee, chocolate and a little salt.

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