Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale ひでじビール栗黒エール

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale is a 9% imperial stout from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Nobeoka, in Miyazaki, Kyushu. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottle and on tap. Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale, or Hideji Kuri Kuro, is brewed using locally grown chestnuts and Miyazaki Hideji Beer recommend aging this beer – but we …

Songbird Imperial Stout By Brewery Songbird

Songbird Imperial Stout ソングバードインペリアルスタウト

Songbird Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and is brewed using “spices”. Brewery Songbird styled this on an English imperial stout in previous years but used Belgian yeast to ferment this 2017 / 2018 version. Songbird Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste This is the third time I’ve …

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro 志賀高原たかしいちろ

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro is an 11.5% imperial stout from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their (very) limited edition series of Ichiro’s series, that follows similar lines to the Minoh Ichiro’s range. This is where they take a regular beer, in this case the Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout, and age it for eighteen months in Ichiro’s …

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 箕面バレルエイジインペリアルスタウト

Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is a 9.5% imperial stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their barrel aged range of beers, along with the Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial IPA, that have been stored in Ichiro’s Malt Whiskey casks for over a year. Minoh Barrel Aged Imperial Stout is only out during the cold months of the …

Locobeer Imperial Stout by Locobeer

Locobeer Imperial Stout ロコビアインペリアルスタウト

Locobeer Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their 5th anniversary celebration range and is on sale for a limited number of bottles. Locobeer Imperial Stout was brewed in 2016 then aged for 10 months before going on sale in December 2017 – just don’t ask where the missing couple of months …

Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout by Kumezakura Daisen Brewery

Daisen G Imperial Stout 大山Gビールインペリアルスタウト

Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Daisen G Beer, based in Tottori, Japan. It’s part of their annual winter seasonal lineup, and is released alongside their barley wine and wheat wine at the end of January / beginning of February. The most surprising thing about Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout is that it is brewed …

Ushitora Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition by Ushitora Brewing

Ushitora Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition

Ushitora Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition, officially known as Ushitora #096 Mashi Mashi no Kuro Summer Edition Extreme Coffee, is a 9.3% Imperial stout from Ushitora Brewery, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s the latest iteration of the beer from Ushitora Brewery, following their #009 Mashi Mashi and #072 Mashi Mashi Spring editions. At the time of writing, it can …

Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout 志賀高原たかしインペリアルスタウト

Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout is a 10% imperial stout from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, and it is part of their spring range of seasonal beers. This 2016 was the first release in two years as Tamamura Honten installed a new brewery. It was first released in limited batches in 2008 and can be found on sale from around the beginning …

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout by Outsider Brewing

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout

Outsider The Darkside Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Outsider Brewing, based in Yamanashi. It is part of their winter seasonal lineup and at the time of writing, can be found on tap across Japan though there have been no sightings of any bottled form of it. Besides that, there is not much known about this beer in …

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Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage (2015) by Baeren

Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage ベアレンチョコレートスタウトヴィンテージ

Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage is Baeren’s attempt at aging their Baeren Chocolate Stout beer over time, and as such, the abv varies from year-to-year; however, this one had an abv of 9%. It’s classified as an imperial stout and is available from winter onwards, usually from January. Even though Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage is sold at the beginning of January, there is …