Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout by Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Brewery

Yamaguchi Stout 山口地ビールスタウト

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout, yes I’ve decided to ignore the ji-biru part of the name, is a 5% stout from Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Brewery, based in Yamaguchi city. It has won the World Selection Award in 2009, aka Monde Selection, but that’s basically a pay-and-win competition for food and drink so we’ll ignore that award. Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout is part of the all-year round range and can be found in bottles and on draught.

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout

A short, snappy name always helps us recommend a beer to friends.

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout Aroma and Taste

With Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout being a mouthful to say, let’s just call it Yamaguchi Stout. It poured out a deep brown colour with an off-white, slightly brownish tinged head. There was a faint hint of chocolate to it but the woody, peaty aroma was far more interesting as it was completely unexpected along with a creamy smell too.

Where Yamaguchi Stout did well was the roasted coffee taste but with the cream, it tasted like some kind of lukewarm latte from Starbucks – it worked well but never really hit the spot. The chocolate and caramel flavours were present in the body but were strongly dulled in the aftertaste as the dry peaty flavours also came through too, sapping the moisture from the mouth.

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout One Line Review

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout is a bog-standard run-of-the-mill stout – if it’s cheap, then pick up a bottle else leave it on the shelf.

Where to Buy Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout

Yamaguchi Narutaki Kogen Stout can be bought at the following places:

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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