Sugar and spice and all things nice. If Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout were a nursery rhyme then it would be that one. There aren’t any puppy dove’s tails nor snails in it. What it is though is a sweet stout brewed using brown sugar harvested from Okinawa. Moreover, Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout is also an award-winning beer, having won gold at the International Beer Competition in 2007.
Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout Aroma and Taste
Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout reeked of molasses and, for some inexplicable reason, coca-cola. That sweet smell you notice before the bubbles disappear up your nose to make you snort. Probably something to do with coca-cola containing sugar as well. It is sold as a sweet stout yet there was a funkiness of lacto-stout; an unnerving cheesy whiff struck through my nose. Strange as there was no lacto- ingredients. The aroma of Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout reminded me of a coffee that someone would make at Christmas, overloaded on sugar, cream, and paired with a cheese board for desserts. It had a large frothy head that dissipated fairly quickly to a thin ring around the top of the beer.
Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout didn’t taste like cheese though nor of any other lacto- based products. Shame. I was looking forward to a lump of Shropshire Blue in my beer. The brown sugar was nowhere near as potent as I thought it would be considering how much sugar goes into the mash. The molasses aroma was present in the body, along with a nutty coffee taste that left a bitter coffee twang on the tongue.
Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout One Line Review
Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout is a decent beer to be paired up with some desserts. As a session beer though, the sweetness may be off-putting in large quantities.
Where to Buy Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout
Sankt Gallen Kokutou Sweet Stout can be bought on the Sankt Gallen online store here. Else, GoodBeer have it, Craftbeers.jp have it, Sakaya Okadaya also have it. Le Collier in Tokyo station, Nom0no also sell it.