Numazu Dystopia by Kakitagawa Brewing

Numazu Dystopia・沼津ディストピア

Numazu Dystopia is a 10% imperial stout from Kakitagawa Brewing, based in Numazu, in Shizuoka, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap in select places. Numazu Dystopia Aroma and Taste Numazu Dystopia poured out a pitch black colour with a large amount of frothy tan coloured head on top. The …

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Swan Lake Imperial Stout by Hyouko Yashiki No Mori

Swan Lake Imperial Stout・スワンレイクインペリアルスタウト

Swan Lake Imperial Stout is a 10% imperial stout from Hyouko Yashiki No Mori, based in Niigata, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. Not much else is known about Swan Lake Imperial Stout. Swan Lake Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste The funny thing about Swan Lake Imperial …

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout by Kumazawa Shuzo

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout・湘南ビールインペリアルスタウト

Shonan Beer Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Kumazawa Shuzo, based in Kagawa, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap when on sale. Besides that, there really isn’t much else we know about Shonan Beer Imperial Stout. Shonan Beer Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste I …

AJB King Kong Knee Drop by Anglo Japanese Brewing Company

AJB King Kong Knee Drop Front・AJBキングコングニードロップフロント

AJB King Kong Knee Drop is a 9.5% imperial stout from Anglo Japanese Brewing Company based in Nozawa Onsen, in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their limited edition lineup and can be found in bottles and on tap in limited supply. AJB King Kong Knee Drop is brewed using Ichiro’s Malt whisky casks and also won gold medal at the …

Mimasaka Strong Stout by Mimasaka Beer Works

Mimasaka Strong Stout 2・美作 ビア ワークス ストロング スタウト2

Mimasaka Strong Stout is an 8% imperial stout, brewed by Mimasaka Beer Works, based in Mimasaka, in Okayama, Japan. It’s part of their autumn seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Mimasaka Strong Stout is brewed using roasted coffee beans from Bankoku Coffee roasters. Mimasaka Strong Stout Aroma and Taste Mimasaka Strong Stout poured out …

Minoh Valentine’s Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer

Valentine’s Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer is a 8.5% Imperial Stout. It’s part of their limited edition seasonal lineup. Valentine’s Imperial Stout by Minoh Beer Aroma and Taste Valentine’s Imperial Stout pours out a thick black with a half centimetre of light-brown head. The nose is of roast malt, toffee and caramel. Lots of sweetness in this one, which is …

Source of Styles #6 – Imperial Stouts

Imperial stouts – my personal favourite kind of beer. One that I know I can’t drink a lot of but I end up trying as many as I can when they’re on sale, and also end up drinking too much of. The colour, the aroma, the flavours, and the texture – such a happy marriage of them all together makes …

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale by Miyazaki Hideji Beer

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale ひでじビール栗黒エール

Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale is a 9% imperial stout from Miyazaki Hideji Beer, based in Nobeoka, in Miyazaki, Kyushu. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottle and on tap. Hideji Dark Chestnut Ale, or Hideji Kuri Kuro, is brewed using locally grown chestnuts and Miyazaki Hideji Beer recommend aging this beer – but we …

Songbird Imperial Stout By Brewery Songbird

Songbird Imperial Stout ソングバードインペリアルスタウト

Songbird Imperial Stout is a 9% imperial stout from Brewery Songbird, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and is brewed using “spices”. Brewery Songbird styled this on an English imperial stout in previous years but used Belgian yeast to ferment this 2017 / 2018 version. Songbird Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste This is the third time I’ve …

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro by Tamamura Honten

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro 志賀高原たかしいちろ

Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro is an 11.5% imperial stout from Tamamura Honten, based in Nagano, Japan. It’s part of their (very) limited edition series of Ichiro’s series, that follows similar lines to the Minoh Ichiro’s range. This is where they take a regular beer, in this case the Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout, and age it for eighteen months in Ichiro’s …