Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout is a 6.5% sweet stout from Hojo Brewing & Stays, based in Matsuyama, in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their bottled and draught lineup and is part of their winter lineup. Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout is brewed using cardamom and locally made chocolate. However, in terms of hops and other ingredients, that is unknown at the time of writing.
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout : At A Glance
- Alcohol : 6.5%
- Style : Sweet Stout
- Hops : –
- IBU : 22
- Availability : Winter seasonal
- On Sale : From December 2022
- Size : 330 ml
- Price : From 600 yen
Aroma & Taste
- Notable Aromas : Spice cardamom nose, with dark chocolate notes, and a slight creaminess. Light roasted malt aroma as warm though no hoppiness.
- Notable Tastes : Smooth with a warming lingering spice cardamom and chocolate profile. Light creaminess with a slight black malt flavour as warms.
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout : Aroma & Taste
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout poured out a deep brownish black colour with a thin layer of tan head that faded to a few bubbles around the edge of the glass, leaving some streaks as can be seen in the picture. The initial aroma was of cardamom and chocolate, with the former bringing a familiar warming spiciness to the nose, and the later being more of a dark chocolate cacao aroma. Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout also had a subtle creaminess to it which blended with the roasted malt aroma, cut through the spiciness nicely.
With Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout being a sweet stout, I was expecting some creaminess to start off with but the cardamom was the first flavour of note, with a dark chocolate bitterness to follow. The creaminess did come through eventually but it wasn’t as pronounced as I would like. As Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout warmed up, some of the black malt notes came through, taking some edge off of the cardamom.
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout : The Bottom Line
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout is more a spiced stout than a sweet stout but it does taste nice.
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout : Where to Buy
Hojo Cardamom Chocolate Sweet Stout can be bought online at the following places: