flying_pig (1648) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2017
330ml bottle from Yamaya Nagahoribashi, Osaka, Japan (¥410):marcotetta (208) - - OCT 16, 2017
Great stuff again from Minoh & another beer from the brewery that I'd happily have again, it was especially good when compared to other darker Japanese beers that I've tried. The beer opened with some excellent roasted malts & an earthy bitterness that was coupled with some sweetness & vanilla flavouring further on; definitely a beer that I'd have again if it was available outside of Japan.
Drinked in bottle. On the nose bitter milk chocolate, some sweet liquirice and toasted caramel. In mouth is medium light bodied, very very balanced, a sweet toasted flavour invide your mouth the after taste is long and smooth with a bitter end. Very good MD11 (99) - - OCT 16, 2017
Bevuta in bottiglia. Colore marrone scuro quasi impenetrabile. Schiuma fine colore cappuccino. Carbonazione media. Al naso nota torreffatta è do caffè ben marcate. In bocca poco dolce mentre il tostato lo sento bene e ti lascia un piacevole finale secco. Corpo medio. HopsWarden20 (70) - Beijing CN / Vevey CH, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2017 330 ml bottle @ Fukuoka Japan 黑色不透明酒体 棕色颗粒泡沫消散快 嗅觉 焦糖 烤麦芽 烤吐司 略微糊香 入口 焦糖 烤面包的焦味 黑巧克力的苦 回味初期焦糖的甜 中段转苦 口中有余香 尾端充满焦糊的苦感 中间混杂着一些辛辣感 持续时间长 酒体偏重 沙口感弱 能感受到酒精感
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mile (4052) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2017
Bottle. Very dark brown, average to large and mostly diminishing lasting brown head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, some roastiness, light coffee - faint licorice and light hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, light roastiness and light coffee with faint licorice, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish - lightly sweetish, light - some roastiness and light coffee with faint licorice, light hoppyness. Nice roasted stout - not too sweet. Body is bit thin. Nice head though.
Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2017
I always find this beer at the supermarket by the Tokyo Dome Aqua. Lovely black with a deep russet head, aroma of caramel, chocolates, flavour of dark chocolates, soy sauce, a touch of vanilla, woody, and a good deal of salted caramel and not a touch of coffee. Nice, creamy, almost oily feel, this is super easy to drink and it has become my favourite Japanese stout., douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2017
On tap at 100K. Pours a pitch black color with a medium white head. A light roasted nose. Huge roast, ashy, chocolate, quite nice. jmgreenuk (10006) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 10, 2017
Draft at Smith St Taps, Singapore. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is roasty malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee. The flavour is moderate sweet with a smooth roasty, burnt toffee, liquorice, hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. asedzie (832) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 5, 2017
Pours black with beige head. Nose is roasted notes and coffee flavors. Tastes a bit lighter than the aroma suggested - mild roasted barley with some hints of smoke and a little soft herbs on the finish. johndoughty (5543) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle. Black with virtually no head.Slightly dry and rather malty.A very well balanced stout which was a pleasant surprise. A new brewery for me.