maekchu (4054) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2017 GenkiGonzo (1096) - Kyoto, - FEB 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at brew pub. Black with a small tan head. Classic stout aroma of burnt malts. Flavour also has hints of chocolate and coffee, smooth with a light body.
Bottle from Liquor Mountain.. Dark roast nose, with light chocolate, some cola, and a bit of coffee. Very dark brown, with a tan head. Flavors of chocolate, somewhat ashy or burnt grain, a little fruit in mid palate, along with a light metallic note. Moderate bittering and a fairly dry finish. Medium body, a bit creamy. Somewhat thin in body, yet this is a decent stout. It’s good to see that this brewery has finally learned to filter out the overwhelming yeastiness that really ruined their beers for so many years. MeadMuse39 (17) - Haddon Township, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Pour: Black like the body of an espresso shot. One-fingered espresso creme colored head.
Nose: Dark chocolate, Wood, whole bean coffee.
Taste: Hickory wood, medium-dark roast coffee, roasted malts, and a touch of chocolate.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, soft small bubbles, pleasantly light carbonation. Somewhat velvety.
Overall: A nice, easy drinking stout. Has a pleasant lightness to it, it’s not going to fill you up on it’s own. Pairs well with salty or smokey foods: smoked brisket, or a hearty bacon mushroom burger, even chocolate sea-salt caramels. You can have one with the meal and one with your dessert. Westkyoto77 (640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 30, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in Nagahama with Tomo. Rich dark brown/black, fine tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, touch of coffee. Slightly hoppy. Medium-heavy body. Not bad, but not on the level of other Japanese stouts. Went nicely with our fried oysters. worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Sold brown with a bit of light coming through with a nice lacy lasting brown thin head. Smells of roasted malt but slightly thin and watery. Malt, chocolate and caramel. Light thin oily body. Tastes of burn roasted malt and burnt. Smooth milk chocolate malt and a coffee roast. Finished bitter with a dry burnt roast malt aftertaste. It was hard to track down but very decent in the end.
KyotoLefty (10683) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2008
On tap at the brewery.
Black with tan lace. Very mild aroma, some roasted malt, a touch sweet. Medium roasted flavor, stronger hops than usual, chocolate and a touch of coffee, slightly milky. Dry, burnt, bitter finish. Medium body. A quite light stout, but good bitterness. Very dry.