Source of Styles #1 – Stout

Japan Stout

Stouts. The first of hopefully many beer styles that BeerTengoku is going to briefly introduce with some of its history in Japan and standout ones for you to try. We’re not going to say we’re experts on the styles – we haven’t drank that much beer from around the world to compare but have drunk enough to know what we like …

Suginoya Stout by Suginoya Beer

Suginoya Stout

Suginoya Stout is a 5% English stout from Suginoya Beer, based in Fukuoka, Japan. Suginoya Stout is part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. The beer is sometimes labelled as Hakata Stout and is also an award-winning beer, having won almost 10 different awards since 2003, with …

Oni Densetsu Chocolate Stout by Noboribetsu Brewing

Noboribetsu Chocolat Stout

Onidensetsu Chocolate Stout is a 6.5% stout from Noboribetsu Brewing in Hokkaido. It contains no chocolate (WHAT!), however. And is also spelled “Chocolat” on the bottle. Someone’s been drinking on the job. Onidensetsu Chocolate Stout Aroma and Taste “Endeavour to brew quality beer”, it says on the bottle. “Full bodied”, it proclaims. Ho ho. Hokkaido breweries and their funny English-writing ways. Onidensetsu …

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Stout by Kankiku Shuzo

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Stout

Kujukuri Ocean Beer Stout is a 7% unfiltered stout from Kankiku Shuzo. Kujukuri beers are curiously prevalent in my local area, I suppose because I live near the sea. I’m not sure how easy they are for Rob to pick up, but I have about four different places in my town where I can buy them. They’re not even that …

Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout by Ise Kadoya

Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout

Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout is a 5% stout made with almonds and Italian espresso coffee beans (surprise!). It’s a limited edition beer that went on sale this January (2017). Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout Aroma and Taste Ise Kadoya Nachtmusik #2 Almond Coffee Stout pours out thickly with a great big head which dissipates down to …

Hyappa Leroy Stout by Hyappa Brews 

Hyappa Leroy Stout

Hyappa Leroy Stout is a 5.5% Stout from Hyappa Brews, based in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition bottled range, and like many other Hyappa Brews, contains an additional adjunct, in this case honey, to ensure that it obeys the happoshu laws for beer in Japan. Besides that, not much else is known about Hyappa Leroy Stout as their …

Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout by Ise Kadoya 

Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout

Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout is a 5.5% stout from Ise Kadoya, based in Mie, Japan. It’s part of their draft only range of beers, though if their recent releases are to go by, Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout is similar to their recent foray into flavoured bottled stouts, such as their Almond Coffee Stout. Moreover, Ise Kadoya Kenya Coffee Stout is …

Preston Irish Ale by Preston Ale

Preston Irish Ale

Preston Irish Ale is a 5% stout beer from Preston Ale, based in Tochigi, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap at various locations. Like many other of the Preston Ale range of beers, Preston Irish Ale has also won some awards including, most prestigiously, the World Beer Award for …

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Minoh Stout by Minoh Beer

Minoh Stout

Minoh Stout is a 5.5% stout from Minoh Beer, based in Osaka, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers, and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. In 2016, Minoh Stout won the award for World’s Best Stout (Japan) at the World Beer Awards, so don’t let the massive sticker on the front fool …

Hyappa Brews Stout by Hyappa Brews

Hyappa Brews Stout

Hyappa Brews Stout is a 5.5% stout from Hyappa Brews, based in Aichi, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in bottles or on tap at the brewpub. According to the label, Hyappa Brews Stout also contains honey as well, thus making it a happo-shu grade beer, though that only applies to the tax bracket and not …