Arch Imperial Stout by Arch Brewery

Arch Imperial Stout is an 8% imperial stout from Arch Brewery, based in Iwaguni, in Yamaguchi, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap at a limited number of place in Japan. Arch Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste Arch Imperial Stout poured out a viscous black colour with a large amount …

Locobeer Old American Bock by Locobeer

Locobeer Old American Bock

Locobeer Old American Bock is a 7% bock from Locobeer, based in Sakura, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Locobeer Old American Bock is brewed to be a traditional doppelbock that Germans would have brewed when they first moved to The USA. However, since then, the style …

Two Rabbits Christmas Ale by Two Rabbits Brewing Company

Two Rabbits Christmas Ale

Two Rabbits Christmas Ale is an 8% spiced beer from Two Rabbits Brewing Company, based in Omihachiman, in Shiga, Japan. It’s part of their 2020 Winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both cans and on tap. Two Rabbits Christmas Ale is brewed with dried fruits, Japanese sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Two Rabbits Christmas Ale Aroma and Taste Two …

Kyoto Shunkashuto Winter by Kyoto Brewing Company

Kyoto Shunkashuto Winter・京都春夏秋冬 - 冬

Kyoto Shunkashuto Winter is an 8.0% strong saison from Kyoto Brewing Company, based in Kyoto, Japan. It’s part of their winter seasonal lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. It’s brewed with Pilsner and Rye malts, with Merkur being used for bittering hops, and Motueka with Nelson Sauvin for the aroma and flavour hops. …

Yorocco Blackbird Sipping in the Dead of the Night by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Blackbird Sipping in the Dead of the Night・ヨロッコビール/ブラックバードシッピング

Yorocco Blackbird Sipping in the Dead of the Night, which for the remainder of this review will be called simply “Yorocco Blackbird”, is a 7% Brux Porter from Yorocco Beer, based in Ofuna, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, wit it usually coming out in Winter. What is a “brux porter” I hear you ask? Well it’s …

Yorocco Yuzu Saison by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Yuzu Saison・ヨロッコユズセゾン

Yorocco Yuzu Saison is a 6% saison / fruit beer from Yorocco Beer, based in Ofuna, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their seasonal lineup, though when it comes out varies from year-to-year, and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Yorocco Yuzu Saison is brewed using locally source yuzu, also known as Japanese citrons. Yorocco Yuzu Saison …

Yorocco Black Sword by Yorocco Beer

Yorocco Black Sword・ヨロッコブラックソード

Yorocco Black Sword is 7% black IPA / cascadian IPA from Yorocco Beer, based in Ofuna, in Kanagawa, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap across various places in Japan. Yorocco Black Sword Aroma and Taste Yorocco Black Sword poured out a pitch black colour with a medium amount of …

Songbird Maltina d’Epices by Brewery Songbird

Songbird Maltina d'Epices・ソングバードマルチナエピシ

Songbird Maltina d’Epices is a 7% spiced beer from Brewery Songbird, based in Kisarazu, in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their winter lineup and can be found in both bottles and on tap. Songbird Maltina d’Epices is brewed using raw sugar and spices from Amami Oshima, as well as star anise, cloves, and coriander as part of the adjunct bill. …

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 …

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 …