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Minoh Imperial Stout | A.J.I. Beer Inc

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Brewed by:
A.J.I. Beer Inc
Japan | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Sammy on 06-08-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
10
Avg:
4.25
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by shigg85:
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4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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).

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Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of basica
3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of juju7
3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.67/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

5/15/2012

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.

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Photo of amano_h
3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdKing
4.37/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Pretendbeard
4.25/5  rDev 0%

Photo of esrubyg
4.85/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Minoh Imperial Stout from A.J.I. Beer Inc
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