Ratebeer 2.81 28th percentile
Beer Advocate C+
This style is unique from other stouts by the low hops and addition of lactose sugar into the mix. In the case of Hitachino, it is 10% of the grain bill. This imparts a creamy, milky sweetness with a bit of acidity. I also have the classic example of this style in my cellar, Farsons Lacto. Still looking for anyone to share a good beer with... I picked this beer up at West Vancouver Liquor Store. They have quite the selection of beers.
I liked this beer; it is in stark contrast to the rest of the beer rating world. The nose carried a faint roast and milk chocolate. The taste was silky smooth with sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts. It was a very thin beer and slightly bready. It lacked any noticeable hop bitterness; most likely masked by the lactose acidity and astringency.
A long lasting sweet coating on the tongue was similar to a Malteser.
Alcohol Content -1 4%
This was far from a session beer; too sweet.
I liked it and would recommend it to anyone who likes the sweet stouts.
Ingame Enhancement +1
I bought this brew on a panic beer run before the 2010 men's gold medal olympic hockey game. There was a lot of ingame enhancement here; I think I wet my pants during the overtime.
A good sweet stout. It was a little thin, but had enough roasted malts, sweet chocolate and lactose astringency to make it interesting.
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