Minoh Imperial Stout - A.J.I. Beer Inc
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Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 6 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by basica:
3.95/5 rDev -5.7%
Had this on tap at ThrashZone in Yokohama, Japan - http://www.beerdrinkinginternational.com/
This review written on a post tasting basis but will be revisited/edited when the chance comes by
A - Tapped to the brim of the pint glass, which was what they call, the signature ThrashZone pour with just a paper thin layer of a head. Usually the head would contribute to the appearance rating but I shall give credit for this signature pour (4)
S - Roasted malts and some notes of coffee (4)
T - Well balanced tastes of roasted malts, coffee and flavors of chocolate; flavorful on the finish (4)
M - Light bodied and in fact way too light for the style albeit going down really easy (3.5)
D - Flavorful imperial stout and it is very drinkable but for an Imperial Stout a thicker body and creamier texture would very much be preferred (4)
I was taking 3 gulps of this from Tim's glass; nice flavors and all for an Imperial Stout but what stuck me the most was the lightness of the body which very unfortunately detracted this from being a really good beer.
02-02-2011 14:38:16 | More by basica
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev -5%
Mondiale 2009. Very lacey black stout, a result of the mixing milkshake foam. very chocolately and secondary coffee.Some coffee and roast, a candy bar in a bottle. Very rich and high quality RIS. One of the best beers of the fest. Average mouthfeel. Carbonation suitable.
06-08-2009 12:15:06 | More by Sammy
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
On tap at the Minoh-owned Beer Belly bar. Pitch black with a rocky, coffee coloured head. Slightly subtle aromas of roasted coffe and milk chocolate. very assertive bitterness and a good long finish. A little lighter in body than I'd hoped for. Pretty good and worth trying, just a little light on for the style.
04-01-2010 05:55:13 | More by juju7
4.7/5 rDev +12.2%
A: Black with a light brown head that quickly recedes.
S: A pleasant balance of bittersweet chocolate and coffee with prominent roasted grains and a whisper of smoke. Earthy, nutty, and rich, with licorice and restrained coconut notes. Fantastic.
T: Earthy with bittersweet dark chocolate and a firm but soft roasted malt profile. There's a little licorice and an even lighter molasses presence. Coffee is evident throughout with a restrained nutty quality. There's a decided coconut note existing throughout the flavor profile. It's exceptional. The finish is rich and bittersweet with notable warming but a dearth of alcohol flavor. Cocoa, cream, coconut, coffee, and roasted malt linger on the palate.
M: Full body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth, silky, chewy, and sticky.
Overall: I haven't had a straight up Imperial Stout that I've enjoyed this much for a long time. This came out of nowhere and blew me away. Stellar.
05-16-2012 04:49:59 | More by HopHead84
United Kingdom (England)
4.38/5 rDev +4.5%
Bottle from Utobeer. Colour is very good. Very dark brown to black opaque with a medium chocolatey looking tan head. Aroma is lots of dark chocolate, dark ripe fruit and dried dates, Marmite yeastiness, molassses. Getting a lot off the nose. Taste is syrupy dark chocolate, Marmite yeastiness, strong roasted malt that lingers on the finish. There’s a touch of black coffee in there, but it’s very smooth. I like this alot. Packed full of flavour yet smooth and chocolatey.
09-30-2013 21:42:40 | More by EdKing
4.73/5 rDev +12.9%
Bought a bottle of this from Tanakaya in Mejiro, Tokyo. Poured into a Baird pint glass. A perfect black-brown in a way that a guy who tried to buy a bookshelf from me once requested and I didn't understand... but now I do. A nice cocoa-toned head on it that lasted about half its life. The thing that won me over (and judges at numerous world competitions) was the flavor of this imperial stout... such a magnificent bitter chocolate flavor mixed with sweet coconut and cream with another level of bitterness from roots and hops. I absolutely loved this beer! It is a constant toss-up for me between Baird and Minoh about who is the best large-scale craft brewer in Japan, and this Minoh is definitely one of the better ones i've ever had. Get a bottle if you can (or on tap as it is occasionally).
04-09-2012 03:45:10 | More by shigg85
Minoh Imperial Stout from A.J.I. Beer Inc
- out of 100 based on 8 ratings.