Leighton (22295) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2017
Keg at Gubi Gabu - Kinosakionsen. Pours deep brown with a frothy, tan head. The nose holds burnt malts, toasted brown bread, ashy cocoa. Light-medium sweet flavour with some lactose motets, burnt toast, woody dryness, more ash, bitter chocolate, earth. Light bodied with average carbonation. Alright balance in the finish, somewhat restrained, more drying ash, burnt wood, cocoa. Not bad, though somewhat basic. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Tasting at Matt’sOakes (18756) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
Dark brown color, almost black. Bread and sea water aroma. Dry, a bit bready, a bit stale, very light saline.
Medium brown. The aroma is a touch tarry, smoky. Light body, Similar tarry character. Finishes light and quick. Ok, some good character, but light. mcberko (18925) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2016
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is highly smoky, with tons of char and campfire. Flavour brings out tons of smoke upfront, like the smoke produced when BBQ’ing hot dogs. Dry, smoky and very simple. Weak stuff. Inoffensive, but no good. BuckeyeBoy (8455) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to Mark. Pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts a touch of smoke and a nice sweetness. Taste is sweet malts roast and a nice smoke.
KansaiBeerLvrs (5362) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2014
450 yen Bottle, burnt coffee, licorice, umami, grape & chocolate in the aroma. The taste is good, chocolate with some roast coffee notes. The body is a bit thin & I feel it is somewhat rough around the edges. Overall though, a nice enough stout, it pairs nicely with vanilla ice cream.
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Bottle from the brewery, thanks to Mike. Roasty, umami nose, chocolate, coffee, nuts, a touch of soy and some grape as well. A bit salty as well. Quite rich. Black with lace. Nicely malty and roasted. Coffee, chocolate, soy, nuts. Full-flavored, good full body, right amount of sweetness. Dry finish. Well done stout.
Artichoke (90) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
No head. Drank at kinosaki, mild coffee flavor, no bitter... Chocolate and delicious sweet Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
Bottle in KinosakiOnsen. Pitch black - offwhite head. Lactose. Licorice. Nice burned. Dry burned. Sweet lactose. Milkey notes. Light coffee. Caramel/toffee feeling. Nice.