sulawang (1161) - - JAN 22, 2012
pours coffee brown, sticky lacing, small head, thin retention, small and micro CO2. Lots of chocolate on the nose, some roasted coffee. 6/10 sweet aromatic chocolate mixed with roasted coffee and vanilla undertones. Great body up front but ends with a partially watery tingly carbonated finish. Medium-high depth, medium complexity, fair carry, long length. Overall quite polished but the finish is somewhat off-balanced. Hammy78 (973) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle brought back from Japan by my awesome cousin. Pours a dark dark black/ brown, with a tan head that recedes to a ultra thin layer. Aroma is sweet and chocolate, subtle cappuccino and vanilla. Taste is not typical stout, very thin mouthfeel. It’s ultra sweet, essence of black cherry and even some grape. Chocolate and little chalkiness. Very good but damn sweet. worldbeertaste (1805) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2011
Solid black with a thick head. Slight stout malt smell, with a sweet light vanilla. Rich and smooth palate, stonger vanilla feel. Sweet as it goes down. Leaves my mouth feeling saturated with a roasted almonds with sugar feel. No heavy taste or bad sideeffects. Usually the biggest hit in in the swallow but this one is light on the finish. Overall very drinkable and very tasty. douglas88 (9187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2009
12 ounce bottle brought back from Japan by the misses, thanks. Pours a pure black color with a thick beige head, a bit of a gusher. The nose is slightly sour, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee. The taste is nice; vanilla, heavily roasted slightly sour malts, caramel and earthy flavors. I’m not sure if the sourness is due to the trip over or intentional. Anyway, pretty nice. fiulijn (20497) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2009
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omhper (25119) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2009
Black color; small head. Cappuccino aroma with a hint of vanilla. Chocolate flavor with light roasted malt; the body is medium strong, leaning on the weak side; there are just traces of vanilla (luckily). Not complex but fairly balanced.
Bottled. Near black, creamy beige head. Roasty ashy vanilla aroma. Sweet with lots of vanilla. After vanilla comes vanilla and then ... more vanilla. Though pleasant at first it becomes overpowering and completely one dimensional. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2009
On bottle. Dark brown with very little tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Taste is on the sweet side, but not overpowering. Very smooth and velvety but not too heavy. Very drinkable. TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2009
Very dark brown body with tan head. Nose is a bit mild; roasted malts, charcoal, and some sweetness. The tasting is superb; bitter milk chocolate with vanilla extract, roasted finish. Palate is smooth with a medium fill. This brewer is continuing to impress me. Cant wait to try more. buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - JAN 25, 2009
Another recent addition to SG’s ever-expanding sweet stout series (Triple S?). Pours a fairly dark brown with a small, but bubbly head. There is a fair amount of vanilla in the nose here...mouthfeel very light, creamy. Taste of vanilla bean, hayseed, caramel milk, sweet breads, hint of almond and a final finish with some bitter notes and some kind of fruity coffee...hazelnut? As a 6.4%, I’d say the overall alcohol is hidden very well; although there is a slight boozy feel to it...no complaints with that. Kind of a nice sweet stout, but not something I would return to on a regular basis. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 1, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2008 2008 bottle. Creamy, sweet nose of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and a touch of fruits. Interesting and complex. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavor is sweet vanilla ice cream, with chocolate, cherries, and coffee, and a bit too much sour taste. Slightly thin in the mouth for such a big taste. Interesting, not exactly stout-like. Very nice, complex but maybe a bit too complicated. Strange finish. Much more vanilla in this one.
2007 7/4/7/3/14 Very solid stout base with a vanilla touch to it. Not overly sweet, good roasted dryness under the vanilla. Nice balance. Don’t really need the vanilla maybe? Well done, though.