Kuri Kuro 栗黒 Dark Chestnut Ale – Miyazaki Hideji Beer Co. (Miyazaki, Japan)

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Rating: B-

Price: $7.29 USD, Uwajimaya, 11.2 fl.oz. 9%ABV

Visual: pours dark cola brown, no head, thin ringed retention, just a few steady streams.

Nose: roasted burnt chocolate malt (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: fizzy-tingly

Mid-palate: (MAIN) cola, roasted malty biscuity, gianduja (hazelnut), chocolate

Finish: alcoholic numbness, malty cola, dry roast finish.

Summary: a very unique dark roast ale with a distinct nutty chocolate flavour. Nicely hidden abv.