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

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Added by rallison on 07-15-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
52
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
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Ratings: 52 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of mpenske
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of nickd717
4.17/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired from an Asian market I went to for cheap seafood and then noticed, "Hmm, I haven't ticked this yet."

Now the brewer calls this jet black, and I'll almost give them that. Just some dark brown around the edges when it's held up to the light. A small tan head fades to a thick foam ring around the glass.

Big roasty aroma, charcoal-like and hinting at the beer's ashy dryness.

The flavor is great, rich yet balanced and not overblown. The roastiness dominates, lending campfire flavors, and some very slightly sweet caramel and chocolate malts sit behind that.

Nice palate, with some body to it but not at all heavy. Clean and crisp on the finish, with a medium level of carbonation.

From a brewery that has left me unimpressed in the past, let me just say that I am impressed with this one. It's an excellent example of the style, and one of the best beers I've had from Japan. Stood up to and even complemented some tri-tip I was eating at the time of this tick. A nice beer to appreciate on a night when I'm a one-tick pony (work to do). I can't believe the ratings are this low - this beer is solid!

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Photo of dionysus408
4.09/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rallison
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2007 Bottle (but still surprisingly decent).

Roasty with hints of licorice and caramel. Lightly smoky.

Thick for a schwarzbier - getting closer to stout range here, but quite nice.

I would love to try this fresher - this one has a lot going for it despite not being completely true to style.

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Photo of nychrislin
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is a dark chocolate brown, I enjoyed this beer very much, it's my favorite of the 4 coedo's I've tried. It's a rich chocolate, caramel, coffee almond taste is outstanding. no bitter aftertaste, it's a very well balanced beer. I'm still a little intrigued by the price tag of these beers, quite expensive, although this one was worth it.

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Photo of Monochrome
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +12%
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 Hoppsbabo
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Looks flat and oily as it pours out of the bottle. Leaves a bubbly, beige head which dissipates but levels off at one finger. The body is black as coal.

S: Smells great, more like fudge at first, but as it warms I get more coffee and chocolate.

T: Mmm, refreshing. Coffee and a touch of liquorice. It's dry but has a kind of sweet fudge finish which I'm sure comes from the hops. Slightly metallic and papery/cardboard-like. There's a bit of gingery prickliness as it warms. Getting some of that fudge-like hopiness in the aftertaste. Has the restorative properties of an autumn beer.

M: A bit on the oily side. Medium level of fizz.

O: A friendly but mediocre beer, but then it's a mediocre beer style.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

333ml bottle poured into a little hotel glass. Like a tumbler or something.

Pours dark but not quite opaque with a small pale head. Medium amount of fine active carbonation. Smell is smoky and spicy. A little caramel maybe.

Taste is roasty, smokey bitter, but not overpowering, with a sweet aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.86/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 350 ml. bottle with a little Japanese script on it. Sampled on July 29, 2013.

This pour is a very dark brown to near black color with a head that sits there for a bit but eventually dissolves completely.

The aroma is nice and malty as the style should be with a decent sweetness and maybe molasses but nearly no hop esters. Maybe even some molasses.

The body does have a nice creamy texture but otherwise falls into the medium range.

Like the aroma the taste is sweet and malty with some vague molasses and little to no hop bitterness at the finale. Sweet is the catch word for this one.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TokyoCO
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Bottle bought in Japan, poured into a goblet.

A: Dark black, slight amber color on the edges. Small head that dissipated quickly.

S: Roasted malts, coffee, slight hint of citrus and hops. Sweet chocolate is also present.

T: Starts off sweet and mild. The coffee, bitter chocolate and hop bitterness then packs quite a punch in the middle and it finishes with bitter/burnt chocolate and black coffee. The finish stays in my mouth for a surprisingly long time!

M: Light, slightly creamy and a little tingle from the hops.

O: This is quite unique. It seemed like it would be a light easy drinking black lager, but the unexpectedly long and bitter coffee finish was awesome!

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Photo of GrumD
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
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 NeilSilber1
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrskin
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
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 The_Beergery
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
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 solid98
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

¼ finger head and slight ringing start the show, some interesting residual foam that give the beer a ‘marbled’ look along the top like high quality beef. Interestingly, the nose seems to take its cues from this, starting off sweet-yet-musky, smokey and meaty. Quite a lot reminiscent of real barbacue here. The low carbonation and malt flavors create a pleasant, smoky and silky mouth feel. Quite tasty indeed. Slight hop bitterness builds up as you take a few drinks, adding balance to the beer. This beer tastes like barbecue, and I want it with barbecue. Again, another Coedo beer that seemed better than the first time I had it. I suspect it was served too cold when I first had it at the Pub, and I simply didn’t wait for the thing to warm up. I have time for this beer and I’ll be having it again.

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Photo of Nicholaspark
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tommy5
3.62/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Songminx2
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Poupae
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveHS
3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours dark mahogany with coal black highlights. Almost no head, some khaki bubbles around the edges of the glass.

S-Light aromas of roasted barley and milk chocolate. Not much else.

T/M-Very similar to the Session brand Schwarzbier. Very simple stuff, but successfully executed for the most part. Soft, creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with delicate roasty flavors. Light carbonation emphasizes the softness of the body. If I have one complaint it's that this could use some more aggressive roastiness. Gets boring after awhile.

O-Decent.

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Coedo Shikkoku from Coedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)
3.5 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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