Beer Hearn Enmusubeer Stout by Shimane Beer Company

Beer Hearn Enmusubeer Stout

Beer Hearn Enmusubeer Stout is – ah. Hm. A wild pun appears. How to translate. Japanese people- especially middle-aged men (“oyajis“)- are famously fond of wordplay. Practically every advertising slogan contains some kind of pun, and I have personally found the cringe-inducing “oyaji gyagu” (basically dad jokes) actually quite useful as mnemonic devices. Much to the chagrin of my wife. …


North Island Stout by North Island Beer

North Island Stout

North Island Beer is, as you may have guessed, a brewery from the northern island of Hokkaido. Specifically Sapporo. You’d expect beers from North of the Wall would be hearty, robust and good for winter swigging. And, well, you’d be right. North Island Stout is a stout though. And I am not a fan of the lactic cheesiness often found in …

Iwate Kura Stout by Sekinoichi Shuzo

Iwate Kura Kuro Kura

Iwate Kura Stout is also brewed under the name Iwate Kura Kuro Kura; however, the name stated seems to be the most common one on sale. It is available in both bottle and can form and is based on a British stout recipe. If you need more convincing, this beer has won multiple awards at different competitions since 1997. Iwate Kura …


Amaou Oatmeal Black by K’s Brewing Company

K’s Brewmaster Amao Oatmeal Black

Amaou Oatmeal Black is secretly a bomb contained within a bottle. I had to get that out of the way first because when I opened this straight out of the fridge, it exploded and went everywhere. Over the walls. Over the kids. Over the wife. Everywhere except for the glass. Luckily, I had two bottles and was well prepared yet the …

Suwa Roman Kuroyuri Stout by Reijin Shuzo

Suwa Roman Kuroyuri stout.

Suwa Roman Kuroyuri Stout is the final addition to the Reijin Shuzo range of beers with the other two already reviewed; the alt here and the red here. This beer is brewed from a British recipe and is deemed to be a sweeter stout than usual. Suwa Roman Kuroyuri Stout is by no means a sweet stout, but compared to a …

Baird Morning Coffee Stout by Baird Beer

Baird Morning Coffee Stout New

Baird Morning Coffee Stout by Baird Beer is a 7% stout by Baird Beer, based in Shizuoka, Japan. They must have been psychic when they came up with Morning Coffee Stout. Blending coffee and beer together, Morning Coffee Stout is brewed once a year as part of their Seasonal Baird Beer listing. The variety of coffee used changes every year, so …