Oakes (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2017 IslandHaole (1273) - Misawa, - OCT 12, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just found this on my trip to Chiba two weeks ago in the souvenir shop at Kanaya port. Motor oil colored, tan foamy head. Some stewed fruit with roasty notes. Some black malts perhaps. Rather still, gives it a syrupy feel as it is a bit sweet. Medium sweet malts up front, fades to a slight tart follow. Unusual taste, not bad, but not quite what you would expect from a "stout".
Dark brown colour. Mild fudgey aroma with slight roast. Medium body, a fair bit of sweetness, with some soy sauce character. GoufCustom (2028) - HONG KONG - JAN 12, 2017
bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 11, 2016
330ml bottle bought at The 759 Store in Hung Hom Bay Centre, Hung Hom.
Opaque deep Cola blackish brownwith a thick layer of dirt-like yeast sedimentsNear zero head with residual soapy light beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Fair sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Aroma of dark malt, with very strong roasted peanuts, strong tartness, caramel, burnt toffee, chocolate, light cream, molasses, biscuits and strawy grass; Close to medium sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roastyness, strong peanuts, light ash, caramel, burnt toffee, burnt tire, soy sauce, dark chocolate, light black coffee, floral, light molasses, light biscuits, fair lemon, medium bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Thin and quite thick palate; Mouth Feel is good dark maltyness in a pretty watery background. The strong roasted peanut taste is laced with astray and some underlined chemicals like burnt tires, but doesn’t do too much damage. Strong dark chocolate with burnt toffee are mainstays, with some soy sauce and fair caramel light sweetness all the way. Fair lemon to round. Okay!… Hoppiness is strawy grass in nose. Floral, light lemon and grass in taste; . Liquorices is moderate and give it a workable bitterness but not impressive. Very abrupt finish; Bitterness - hops and burnt malt - is fairly strong for a lasting. Mid astringent bitter-sweet dark malty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Roasty nutty and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: Like its IPA, this Stout is another drinkable brew from an otherwise suspect line-up. Strong roast nuts and ash from start to finish with fairly good burnt malt, dark chocolate and hops give it a sustainable drinkability. Only the bad yeast slightly ruined the show, but otherwise this is a pretty solid Stout. Worth it if all things are okay.
Bottle from Corti Bros. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Sort of a dark treacle aroma. Chocolate hint. Med body almost. Flavor is dark burnt malt suggestive of that really old Guinness stout, with a transient sugary treacle suggestive of that McEwan’s Scotch Ale. Really an interesting and fairly tasty ale, tho it doesn’t seem "normal" for stout. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Not great, there is some metallic taste, and the taste doesn’t last. It has nice chocolate notes, but disappointing overall. Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Very unique stout. Some chocolate and roared malt notes. Sort of hoppy. Pours black with almost no head. Had out of a bottle
zebra (2167) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
330-ml bottle @ sumirobatabar. nice to be seeing some interesting beers from japan. dark, roasty, sweet, creamy. fun dolphin on the label. which btw said 7%. rating #10! JorgeLee (2134) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle from Lawson with Sridhar. Dark brown colour, decent off white head. Smells nice and roasty. It is slightly unusual. Roasty and malty but not overly bitter, I guess some chocolate or crystal in there, a little bit bittersweet. Easy drinking for the abv, or a bit thin, depending on your level of optimism! The best of the evening by a distance, crowned champion beer of Lawson! KansaiBeerLvrs (5191) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 1, 2014
Kujukuri Ocean Stout, 7% served in a snifter. It pours a reddish brown that is inky black with ruby highlights & a tan head in the glass. Creamy chocolate aroma with light roasted notes. Fairly full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. The taste is sweet milk chocolate, roasty notes that nod towards coffee beans & perhaps a hint of a lactic acidity. I’d say this is a milk or cream stout & a pretty good one - much better than that weizen. Interestingly, paired with chocolate I got big cherry notes. Artichoke (88) - California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Virtually no head from the bottle. Opaque, dark, hazy amber. Bitter berry, coffee in the nose. Not much going on with the flavor. There some bitterness, some sweetness, some roasted malts, and that’s about it. I get a little bit of ash and dry resin. It’s enjoyable, but nothing special. BelgianBeerGal (4085) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle from Aeon mall near Narita airport. This was one of the best Japanese beers I have tried. Nice pour but not completely opaque in color. A medium head that dissipates quickly. Aromas: fruity, sour, slight coffee and roasted malt. Flavor has some cold espresso in it and maybe lactose. This seems like you blended a milk stout and dry stout...in a good way. This actually got better as it warmed and started showing some quad notes. Pretty tasty.