Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 2, 2003
Why the heck is the word "stout" anywhere on this bottle? In any case, grainy malt aroma, faint hint of hops. Hazy golden color, OK head. Decent body, lightly hopped. Not an all bad sushi beer, beats the heck out of regular Sapporo. jtw (1170) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2003
pretty light colored for a stout draft--i expected a darker beer. foamy white head with some lacing on the glass, and a rich citrusy malty aroma. some hops in the nose as well, but subdued. this is a very malty beer; nothing special, but much better than regular sapporo. OlJuntan64 (1264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2003
100% fine malt eh - why, what else would they use, 24.725% crap malt, 19.132% stale malt and the rest fine malt??? Pours like a soda pop with a pale orange gold under a small white very short lasting head. Very faint sweet malt aroma. Medium to thinish but quite smooth body. Medium corny malt and medium light grassy bitter hops flavour. Some harshness in the stale bitter aftertaste. beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2003
A little more flavorful than most other Japanese beers. Clean malty flavor throughout with a decent hop bitterness. Perhaps a little too clean in the flavor department. BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2003
1st off, why in the heck does it say "Stout Draft" on the label, it sure isn't a stout has we know it. Maybe they mean stout as in strong or sturdy, and if that's the case, they missed the boat on that too. This straw hued beer has a small head and no lace. This aroma was very twangy hop fruit, light malt, and cornmeal. The taste was grassy and bitter with a metallic and watery feel. Can you say DMS? Well, I've had worse. Guess it would work okay with fish.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2003
Very light color with a fizzy pop head. Aroma has lots of burnt plastic and malt in it. Flavor is harsh and full of dms. Finishes sharp and overall just a not so impressive dortmunder. Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Skunky, yellow, thin lager. Stout Draft? Cool bottle with the Sapporo logo in raised letters in the glass above the label. Maybe they should add rice. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2003
crystal clear golden body with a shit load of big carbonation. Corn and funkiness, dry and light damaged. watery and weak, rather disappointing. Zach Diesel (905) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2003
malty aroma, big bubbles and overall shitty appearance, weak and watery with slight malt presence and slight fruitiness overall pretty bland, this one lost major points from the blatant false advertising on the bottle, in Gabby's words "That's not a stout" Aggie80 (827) - Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Yellow pour with a little head and little lacing. Flavor is pretty mild with a sweet overtone. Works well with sushi.