Brewed by Kirin Brewery Company
Style: Stout
Tokyo, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is not the regular stout. It was released in Sept 2007 in cans.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OneBrewru (11) - - APR 24, 2011
This Kirin Stout pours a thin black and is topped by a persistent cappuccino colored hear. Decent amount of lacing. The smell is very minimal. Whisps of coffee and chocolate with a metallic edge. The taste is light and bitter with a slight metallic finish. Hints of coffee. The mouthfeel is very light with a small amount of carbonation. Overall, this beer is ok but nothing special.

flying_pig (1683) - SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2017
400ml Keg at Pretty Date Bar, Hiroshima, Japan (¥600):
Quite a basic beer overall, this one was drinkable throughout with some nice sweetness on top of the usual earthy malts & roasted flavours. Around the middle some chocolate & coffee seemed to make an appearance whilst the balance of the beer was quite good throughout but it wasn't exactly a must try or one that I'd hurry back to again; still it was worth trying in Japan I guess.

mile (4067) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Can. Dark brown, small to average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Light to moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, light - some caramel, faint roastiness and licorice, light hoppyness. Body is light to moderate, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light - some caramel, faint roastiness, light hoppyness.Finish is short to average, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, light - some caramel, faint roastiness and licorice, light hoppyness. Body is quite thin. Not overly too sweet though.

hman43 (1883) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2017
Black but not ioaquw. Roast abs xrwamy texture moderate bitterness. There are also hints of dark fruit.

adamnowek (3505) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2017
Black. Very dark brown head that has a creamy texture. Aroma is fresh coffee. Taste starts with coffee but has a weirdly metallic and sour finish.

juvedp (76) - CHINA - MAR 15, 2017
dark color, brown head which fades fast. taste of roasted bread and coffee. decent.

Scipio (1269) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2017
Pours black with a medium tan head that fades rapidly. The aroma is more subtle, with chocolate, coffee, caramel, and licorice, with the licorice being prominent. The taste is heavy in licorice. Chocolate and earthy malts are quite potent in here. Mild smokiness and a bit of toffee are in here as well. Licorice aftertaste. This one is medium in body, with a thin texture, and has soft carbonation. This is a somewhat different stout than I'm used to, and it isn't bad.

Luneylane (263) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 28, 2016
Two 330ml. cans from Family Mart, poured into a pint glass to lend the appearance of a pint, drunk at home. Aroma: malty, licorice. Appearance: almost black, with a generous tan head that soon dissipates. Palate: full-bodied, lively carbonation, oily texture with a long finish. Taste: sweet and heavy, a lot going on here - besides the licorice, I’m picking up chocolate. Excellent brew, good value for money and widely available in Taipei. I’ll be checking for this one regularly as an alternative to my usual, and the more expensive and less potent Guinness.

JaKeAFC (1307) - ITALY - MAY 26, 2016
35 cl bottle from a 7-11 in Hong Kong, around 1HK$, 5%. Dark brown color almost black with a nice but reducing brown head. Toasted nose. Aroma is toasted malts, coffee, toasted cereals, dark bread, something metallic possibly due to the can. Taste is rather flat, finish slightly bitter and dry. Light body, carbonated, a bit watery. Simple stout but pretty drinkable.

Initial Rating Date: 7/5/2014 6:04:14 AM

Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2016
Sampled on draft at Beer Cafe Three Parlor in Kabukicho. Surprisingly good. Nice and roasty, with a bit of an earthy bite on the tail to balance out the cocoa sweetness. Not quite a sweet stout, but sweeter than what I was expecting. Kinda like a guiness foreign export, but without quite as high abv. Very creamy body would make me think that it was on nitro, but it was not. Could just be that after drinking nothing but light beer for two weeks, ANY dark beer would have been delicious, but I think this one was actually quite a delightful little find - especially in a beer dessert.

visionthing (5595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 4, 2016
On tap at Kirin City, Tokyo. Ordered the "frozen" version, so dark, dark mahogany body with a nice soft ice looking, beige head. Mild roasty aroma with notes of dark fruits, hints of chocolate and coffee. Moderate to medium sweet with quite okay, but mild roasty flavours and a light bitterness. Fair enough.

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