Hakusekikan Hurricane | Stone Iwamoto Co., Ltd / Hakusekikan Beer Restaurant BACCHUS

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Stone Iwamoto Co., Ltd / Hakusekikan Beer Restaurant BACCHUS

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Naerhu on 08-13-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by basica:
Photo of basica
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Popeye's Beer Club in Ryogo-ku, Tokyo, Japan - http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp
This review is written on a post tasting basis but will be revisited/edited when the chance comes by

A - Tapped a dark red brown with no head; almost like wine (4)

S - Intense nose of fruity phenols with suggestions of blueberries, strawberries and a multitude of other berries (4.5)

T - Pleasant sweetness that was not cloying on the palates with a variety of berries as per the nose; dominant suggestions of blueberries. Phenolic notes from the alcohol were nicely blended with the fruity flavors. (4.5)

M - Full bodied thickness and slightly syrupy; almost juicy, apt as a follow-up from the earlier fruity flavors (4)

D - Delectably fruity with truck loads of berries and so deceivingly easy drinking at 15% ABV (4.5)

"Berry" (very) tasty brew! Thanks to BA jeranbrews for recommending this! I will definitely revisit when I have the chance.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hoegaardenhero
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at clup popeye in ryogoku

a: deep brownish red with zero head but nice clarity and range of shades as light hits glass

s: apples; vinegar; winey; grapes; toffee malts

t: warm brandy; apples; sweet grains; wine; toffee malts; very complex and very warming; butter

m: smooth but substantive; no carb

d: a really enjoyable and complex barleywine from japan

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Photo of crwills
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap at Beer Club Popeye in Ryogoku, Tokyo.

This was an aged version of this beer from 2000. Poured 100mL into a large wine glass. Brandy-coloured with no head. Nice, if typical, barleywine-ish aroma, quite sweet and fruity. Taste is interesting, reminded me a lot of mead -- strong honey presence, with ripe fruit, lots of alcohol. Reminds me of a good port. Incredibly smooth mouthfeel, likely due to the aging.

This was a great finish to a long night, although it did make for a sketchy morning!

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Photo of jeranbrews
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled in a tiny wine glass at Popeye's on 3-5-10

Vintage ('07)

A - Fluffly, speckled, chocolate chip cookie colored head, yet the head was pretty low. Deep dark burgendy color. Despite the deep color clarity was high.

S - Sweet strawberry wine. In the flanders red style. Cranberries, blueberries, cedar, very complex and a pleasure to behold. Better than the finest wine of my life.

T - Oak, some alcohol fusil burn like acetone fingernail polish remover. Figs, pound cake, lots of cranberries.

M - This beer burns. It's thick syrupy and medicine like. Acetone and fusil oils.

D - Too alcoholic to ever drink more than a few thimble fulls of and still be able to taste it properly, but man-o-man those few drops are worth it.

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Photo of shivtim
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Popeye's in Tokyo.

It was served in a giant snifter. It's translucent brown, like cola, but a bit thicker/syrupy. Very slight head, an a bit of yellow tint on the edges when held up to light. The legs really show - you can see the alcohol in this one.

Nose is thick Belgian sugars. Sweet alcohol.

Taste is cloyingly sweet, lingering deep malts, plum and dark fruits. Very good. Ethanol is surprisingly well hidden. Good balance.

Good mouthfeel, it fits the style.

Overall a top notch barleywine.

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Photo of shigg85
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had 150ml of this 2007 vintage at Popeye's in Ryogoku, Tokyo, served in a wide wine glass. Strange burgundy hue to this barleywine with no head or lacing present. The scent coming off this is incredible with notes of plum and clove and a clear indication of the 15% alcohol level. The taste is out of this world... I can't believe it's beer. A strong plum note with clove, herb, and maybe tea leaves incorporated. The only thing lacking was the punch of the 15%... it was subdued and so very drinkable, yet I was hoping for something that would knock me out of my seat. However, this brew turned out to be an eye-opening experience that will leave me searching for a brew that can do this again. One of the highest ratings i've ever given to one of the best beers i've ever had.

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Photo of Naerhu
2.79/5  rDev -32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Clear, beautiful cognac color without apparent carbonation. No head.
S - light tabacco and earthy aroma, lightly sweet malt aroma.
T - Heavy tabbaco, but lacking in any malty sweetness, except for on the finish, and then only a little.
M - Medium body, very fine carbonation, but hellacious alcoholic finish.
D - This didnt taste like it had any age on it, definately pass.

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Hakusekikan Hurricane from Stone Iwamoto Co., Ltd / Hakusekikan Beer Restaurant BACCHUS
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 7 ratings