Kinshachi Imperial Chocolate Stout - Land Beer

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Kinshachi Imperial Chocolate StoutKinshachi Imperial Chocolate Stout

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.83
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: jeranbrews on 08-03-2010)
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Photo of shigg85
3.58/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought this bottle as a Valentine's Day set with the Chocolate Weizen (which I will try soon) at Seibu department store in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Poured it into a glass goblet. Created an amazing chocolate-hued head and appeared nearly opaque in the glass, as any good chocolate stout should. There is a great chocolate aroma that comes off the brew, but sadly, that was about it. I was looking for hopefully some other surprises as well, but didn't find any. It is a great chocolate brew, but it lacks both the thicker mouthfeel that I expect with a chocolate stout as well as any other levels of enjoyment. Taste grew increasingly pleasant as it warmed in the room. I would recommend this for a taste, but I probably won't be running out to find it again.

Photo of jeranbrews
4.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Finger of creamy chocolate ice cream head and attractive meandering coastline of lacing atop a dark dark dark soy sauce color body. Filtered but still a very little residue at the bottom for flavor.

S - Yeasty bread smells with lots-o yummy chocolate roasted malts. Fresh Irish moss hops like the morning after a heavy rain in the woods.

T - Pleasant hoppy bitterness that is more than you'd expect in japan. Sweet and wholesome.

M - Medium body. Smooth and velvety like an emperor's robe. Perfect for an imperial stout.

D - Yummy, lovely but more importantly it lives up to the name. Too many people slap imperial or chocolate on a label and think it'll be good. This brewer made it true to style. Will buy again for sure.

Kinshachi Imperial Chocolate Stout from Land Beer
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