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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 1094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Caramel, roasted, black and chocolate malts provide an explosion of coffee like flavors. The strong espresso character comes from the addition of espresso beans to the boil. Notes of vanilla, dark fruit , cocao and chocolate. The very unusual character of Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout stems from the fact that Kiuchi Brewery is using the recipe of a Russian Imperial Stout as base. Pitch black color, big brown head. Aromas of chocolate, roasted bitterness, black currants, dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (410) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with highlights, fizzy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee rising as it opens up, milk or vanilla, a lighter citrus hop note. Great flavour of roasted malt, milk-tinged coffee, chocolate, a touch of fruit tang. Nice full stout body but carried by a refreshing tingle of carbonation. Lasting malt sweetness. Really good, it’d been too long since I’d last had one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (765) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a medium, creamy, long lasting, brown head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit and vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate and vanilla with a bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1782) - SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2016
330ml bottle. Black body with a medium head. Fruit, coffee, vanilla, roasted malt. Some cabbage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
torriman (16) - Valencia, SPAIN - JUN 23, 2016
en botella 33 cl. Excelente stout con gran presencia de cafe. Ligera y suave, ideal para combinar con tus postres

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2016
Bottle from Voldby. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, rich roast malt, chocolate, vegetables, caramel and hops. Nice dry coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (96) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2016
Pours black colour with quite a lot of head. Flavor has dark coffee, roasted malts, a bit caramelly, some cocoa. Medium or even a bit thick body, pleasant aftertaste lasts for a moment. Balanced and easy to drink even with quite thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmahut (1810) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours in black body with low tan head. Heavy yeast sediment. Aroma has caramel at first, light grainy background, high coffee aroma, no hop aroma. Taste has medium caramel sweetness, coffee background, coffee beans in the after taste. Low earthy bitterness. Low astringency. Body is full, heavy, medium-low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2624) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2016
Rating # 2500. 33 cl bottle @ home, bbe May 2016. Black color. Uneven light brown head. Aroma’s of red fruit (candies), with some coffee. Much more (ground) coffee and roast retronasal, some sweetness, some fruit. Flavor is only light sweet, roasted, light roasty sourness. Light to medium bodied. Finish is roasted, coffee, a bit dry, but hardly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (329) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2016
Black and full-bodied. Full coffee aroma and flavour, with a more moderate malt profile. Some vanilla notes. Somewhat dry taste with moderate bitterness. Overall, a great coffee stout. It is noticably less sweet and bitter than other beers of this kind, but it is still tasty and strikes a good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pgliszczu (4) - - JUN 8, 2016 does not count
Bottle 330ml. Aroma: Coffee beans and coffee in general, at the back some chocolate. Color is black, head - medium, tan. Flavour: Coffee, later chocolate and some oxidation notes (cherries, plums). Chocolate aftertaste. Taste is sourish and only slight sweet. Bitterness is quite high, roasty. Body is light, texture slick. Soft carbonation. Overall: Great coffee! But the beer lack complexity and some typical stout notes, as chocolate and roasty note. For me also not enough body

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