Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout is a 5% stout from Ise Kadoya that is part of their limited edition draft beer range of beers. It was first released in November 2015 and follows their Ise Kadoya French Coffee Stout series after the Mandheling version back in Spring 2015. It is available on draft only and I think that the people at Ise Kadoya are trying to give Shiga Kogen and Baird Beer a run for their money in terms of the amount of different beers that can be produced in a single year.
Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout Aroma and Taste
I popped into El Nubichinom after some dinner and beers at Charcoal Green in Yoshidmachi (review soon I promise!) and saw this on the menu, as well as the Minoh Cabernet. While I ordered that one, my drinking partner ordered this though I got the female glass and she got the male glass. Without meaning to sound sexist, the bar staff at El Nub pour the beers for ladies into a pink labelled glass and beers for gentlemen into this blue glass.
Anyway, Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout had a strong, and I mean STRONG, coffee punch to the nose that really made me think I was drinking a coffee. There was no respect for the other aromas in this beer – how much coffee had Ise Kadoya put into this beer?! It was a strong roasted aroma with some creaminess to it as well but for those who dislike coffee then you would immediately take a quick step back when you smell this beer.
The body of Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout was a bit lighter, but not by much. The coffee flavours were well-rounded and smooth along with the creaminess; though there was a tad, and I mean a tad, of chocolate underneath the coffee punch as well as some light bitterness. However, the thin body couldn’t handle the robust flavours and made it feel limp in comparison. The coffee permeates right through the aftertaste as well leaving a burnt flavour on the tongue.
Ise Kadoya Mocha French Coffee Stout One Line Review
If you’re looking for an (alcoholic) iced-coffee then this would be ok, but then you could just buy an iced-coffee and add a shot of whisky to it instead.