You may remember a few months back when I professed my undying love for Minoh’s Valentine Day Imperial Stout. The ramped up 2009 version hit the taps a little while back and tastes mighty fine. The alcohol is up to 9%, so I wouldn’t say it’s as session-able as last year’s version, but the roasted malts and chocolatey goodness keep it a delicious stout worthy of the few yen you’ll drop for a pint. It was in fine condition last night at Thrash Zone and I know many other Yokohama and Tokyo bars are offering it at the moment. I just might have another pint of it tonight.