Iwami Dry Stout is a 5% stout from Iwami Bakushu, based in Shimane, Japan. It’s part of their all year round range of beer and at the time of writing, can be found in bottles only. It’s brewed with locally roasted coffee from the Hamada region and hopped with German Nugget hops.
Iwami Dry Stout Aroma and Taste
Iwami Dry Stout poured out a pitch black colour with a slightly off-white head on top. The head faded to a thin layer of oily on top, with some bubbles around the outside of the glass. The coffee was noticeable from the first smelling, along with some caramel and black malts too. The hops brought a slight earthy tinge to the beer but nothing potent by any means.
At least Iwami Bakushu had nailed the flavour down in the name – it was certainly dry. But the body was too thin and watery for my liking. The robust coffee aroma was not present in the flavour. However, there was a subtle sweetness to Iwami Dry Stout. It finished with a tannic edge to it but nothing too potent or off-putting.
Iwami Dry Stout The Bottom Line
Iwami Dry Stout isn’t a bad beer – but nor is it a good beer. The body lets it down.
Where to Buy Iwami Dry Stout
Iwami Dry Stout can be bought online at the following places: