Coedo Shikkoku | Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
Japan
coedobrewery.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shikkoku is a Japanese word that evokes the jet-black color of onyx, perfect for this enchantingly dark, slow-aged brew marked by an elegant, mellow flavor profile. Enigmatic shadows contrast sharply with the brightness of its fine, tea-colored head, while the fragrance of aromatic hops delights the nose. Two types of black malt join six other malt varieties for a black lager that is smooth, light, and balanced—never cloying. Japan proudly offers this dark jewel to stand among the best dark beers in the world.

Added by rallison on 07-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,715
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
62
pDev:
11.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
Gots:
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Photo of RobinLee
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.89/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

333 ml stubby brown bottle with a BB date stamp of 24 Sept. 2018..
Pours clear but very dark brown-black in color with a thin tan head that has weak retention.
Aroma: dominated by dark roasted malts with some alcohol esters.
Flavor: Some spicy hops appear in addition to the roasted malts, It also has hints of dark chocolate and light coffee. High bitterness for style.
Feel: smooth, full body with light carbonation.

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Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At Raku grill Las Vegas. Yummy beer. Not over powering.

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Photo of beergoot
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark mahogany body; nice head. Fine charred grain aroma; some bitter chocolate. Mildly sweet milk chocolate taste; roasted grain. Medium body; smooth and lush; silky.

A solid, tasty dark lager, smooth and satisfying.

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Photo of ordybill
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from A 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is pitch black with a nice brown head. The aroma is big on roasted my. The taste is a nice traditional schwarzbier.

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Photo of JMikeWBuckley
4.6/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YvesB
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sweet. And I like sweet... without being too sweet.
Skikkoku Looks and Smells like a good copy of this Bavarian style. Its Taste is better than most North American renditions because the hops are more modest. (I know they are in there, but barely discernible.) Feel has modest bubbles. Medium body balanced to the end.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Beergery
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

333 ml stubby bottle. Pours a dark brown-black in colour with a thin layer of tan froth, retention relatively poor, although the brew is well carbonated. Aromas are dominated by roasted malts mainly, reminds one of a porter or dry Irish stout.Taste is somewhat more complex, in addition to the roasted malts, there are hints of chocolate, mixed in with some sweetness and a creaminess from the carbonation, giving the relatively light body a much fuller mouthfeel. Nice, rich and satisfying, don;t let the lager label fool you into thinking this is a commercial knock-off!

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Photo of tommy5
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BAsbill
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pattysykes
2.93/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle, it has an opaque black with a fluffy, light tan head.

Aroma is sweet, malty with chocolate and some smoke.

Taste is slightly sweet, dark chocolate and dry fruit.

Full body, and some light carbonation. Dark chocolate and slight notes of spice and dried fruit in the aftertaste. Some slight hoppy bitterness too.

Overall, this is a mild, easy-to-drink lager with a good dark chocolate character.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderately low malt lightly roasted, with a dark chocolate like character, pretty clean with a light sweetness.

A: Very dark brown with a light garnet hue, almost black, clear, with a moderate tan head that has solid retention. There is some lacing in the glass.

T: Moderately light malt flavor, clean with a dark chocolate flavor, lightly bitter that lasts through the finish. Clean with a semi-dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation, pretty smooth.

O: Pretty solid; the beer has a great dark chocolate character without being burnt and is very smooth and clean. The beer would be even better with a little more expressive malt, but the roast aroma and flavor is very clean. All in all - a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skellbop
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Songminx2
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stompilator
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrumD
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Lovely example of a black lager. Head soon goes and the nose is earthy. Dark malt with a little coffee comes through and the hop bitterness is present but minimal.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark brown to almost black in colour, 2 fingers of beige head. No visible carbonation.

Lightly sweet, molasses, pumpernickel.

Toasted malts, a hint of molasses, lightly sweet, almost pumpernickel.

Medium body, slightly weighty, moderate fine bubbled carbonation. Smooth texture.

Found and drank in Chiang Mai. Really well done version of this style. Coedo does it again!

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Photo of mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of Poupae
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.39/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Coedo Shikkoku from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 62 ratings