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Brewed by Tamamura-Honten (Shiga Kogen Beer)
Style: Imperial Stout
Yamanouchi, Shimotakai district, Nagano prefecture, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john_henry (124) - - JUN 13, 2013
One of the better offerings from Shiga. Conforms to style, but a little underwhelming for an imperial stout.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Bottle shared in London / big thanks to TimE! Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Well ashy roast in the nose, baking cocoa. Medium sweet flavour with bitter coffee, baking cocoa, more ashy roast. Medium bodiednwith fine to average carbonation. Finishes with strong bang cocoa, hearty roast, ash, scorched earth. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11413) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2017
Bottle shared at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. A dark black brown coloured pour with a halo tan head. Aroma is really earthy, rustic, nutty, oyster, brown sugars, . Flavour is composed of semi sweet, nutty earthy, choc, Rustic grains, . Palate is medium full, semi sweet. Moderate carbonation. Liquorice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle from the brewery shop (bottled in March 2016). Strong dark roast nose, lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Very dark brown, with translucent edges and a nice beige head. Roast malt, burnt, chocolate all up and down the tongue, licorice, molasses, and hints of vanilla. Medium-heavy body, a bit sticky and somewhat light for an imperial. Very rich, smooth, complex,and warming. Great brew from one of the best breweries in Japan.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown, nice and inky, mostly a mix of chocolate and sugars, light roast. Dark chocolate and a hint of fudgey sweetness. Nice, balanced brownie of a stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1456) - ESTONIA - MAR 23, 2016
Bottle from Dogenzaka Shinanoya. Pous dark brown, almost black, very little brown foam on top, disappears quite soon. Aroma has cocoa, toffee and a bit of boozy liquor. Biter dark chocolate also. little dusty. Drinks surprisingly smooth. It has all the flavours - light smoke, chocolates dry sweetness, coffee and cocoa nibs - but feels light and goes down nice and easy. 10% is nowhere to be spotted, super drinkable. It also means that its dangerous, beware!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (3168) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - JUL 21, 2015
On tap at Craft Heads. Pitch black with a modest tan head that leaves good lacing. Aromas of black currants, prune, dark chocolate covered raisins, coffee with some notes of vanilla, whiskey and fennel. Taste is more of the same with the fruit coming out as it warms up. Very nice complexity that comes across even more pronounced as it warms. Dangerously smooth, although the alcohol comes out a bit towards the end. Great impy from Japan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
Sample at S&G tasting. S&G goes to Japan PART 2. Special THX to Christian. APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, coffee, bitter. TASTE: coffee, chocolate, bitter, decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6986) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft at Craft Heads during the Shiga Kogen Tap Takeover event. 2013 vintage. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Tastes of roast, dark chocolate, caramel, coffee. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2678) - - JUL 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2016 Bottle.Coffee beans, dark chocolate, umami, hints of licorice. Cocoa, espresso, dark cherry, whiskey spice, baileys, smokey notes, more licorice, deep roasted finish. This is pretty amazing, obviously a beergeek favorite style, but really well done, complex and rounded, great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Tap at Craft Beer Works Kamikaze, Osaka. Opaque black color, small steady brown head. Aroma has licorice and dark chocolate. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Flavor has alcohol, roasted malts, dark chocolate. Alcoholic but in the nice way. Straightforward strong impy.


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