Yebisu Creamy Top Stout - Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
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3.43/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: It pours a beautiful pitch-black body with a brown three finger-head. Overall, it looks like a standard stout.
Smell: All of the aromas are a bit subdued but roasted malts are noticeable right away followed by hints of coffee and caramel.
Taste: The taste follows the nose. Roasted malts are followed quickly by a hint of coffee. It lacks the complexity of many micro stouts but it still does enough to represent the style.
Mouth feel: A little watery but perhaps a bit fuller bodied than a standard Guinness (the beer it seems to be imitating).
Overall: It really does seem like Sapporo was trying their best to imitate Guinness. It is a good beer but, just like a standard Guinness stout, chocolate notes and other flavors associated with better representatives of the style are not apparent. I do think the body may be slightly fuller than other macro stouts on the market. Overall, it is a good brew I would have again but, nothing spectacular and not quite as good as a Guinness Extra Stout.
Serving type: can
09-17-2012 11:42:10 | More by Raven3464
4.08/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Had this on tap at the Sapporo Museum in Ebisu, Tokyo. Poured into a wide-mouth half-pint glass. Roasted malts and walnut flavor. Mouthfeel almost crackling and everlasting. Amazing feel and cool roasted aftertaste. Sedimentary lacing like a cliffside. Beautiful wavy cream top just as they promote. Laces and keeps better than a Guinness or a Murphey's. Overall, a wonderful Irish stout that competes with the best.
Serving type: on-tap
06-28-2012 10:05:28 | More by shigg85
3.13/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Nitro-tap at the Yebisu Museum Brewery.
A: Served a black color with a tan head that fades slowly to some lacing.
S: Mild aroma of roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee.
T: taste follows the aroma with roasted malt, with some chocolate and coffee. Mild bitterness and a dry finish.
F: Fairly medium body, smooth and very creamy. nice balance.
O: Decent beer, not a bad take on an Irish stout. Could be a bit more robust.
Serving type: nitro-tap
06-25-2012 21:38:58 | More by soju6
3.25/5 rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5
This is Sapporo's attempt to cut into some of the popularity of Guinness in the local market as well as cater to Japanese brand patriotism.
A - This has a typical fine-bubble nitro head the beer itself is a very clear mahogany brown-red with some continued carbonation and for a stout it lets a lot of light through.
S - Smells were pretty tame. More foam than barley hop or yeast. Not bad but not inspiring.
T - Some roasted barely notes. A few light hop tastes. Some straw bitterness. All in all drinkable but not distinctive.
M - Well for a beer that calls itself creamy this one was pretty watery. Not a surprise for a highly filtered macro stout.
D - This is an easy to drink beer. It was carefully designed to not offend anyone. Somewhat smooth and somewhat tasty but overall another Guinness clone.
Serving type: nitro-tap
02-18-2010 03:28:16 | More by jeranbrews
Yebisu Creamy Top Stout from Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
80 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.