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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (481) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Dark almost black with mocha-colored head. Aroma slightly sweet, coffee and chocolate. Taste like aroma with fruity tones in between. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3384) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
33cl bottle at Tuulelohe (Tallinn Airport). Pours close to pitch black with a modest, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and hints of spices. Sweet, flavourful and desserty. Lovely coffee stout, well balanced and tasty. Quite delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2666) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is espresso coffee and toasted malts. Taste is big roasted malt in front and then espresso coffee comes in with bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1458) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Black with creamy beige head. Roasted, fruity aroma with sweet coffee and milk chocolate. Flavour is similar with coffee slightly more pronounced. Creamy and dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (829) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2015
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet, espresso flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Is very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marthares (30) - - MAY 4, 2015
Pours black with a thin light brown foam, smell is bitter cocoa, red fruits, taste is bitter/sour, pure cocoa, roasted malts; nice black malts aftertaste, overall nice beer but not perfectly balanced

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rototo64 (44) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
On a un liquide bien noir, avec de léger reflets grenat à la lumière, une jolie mousse crémeuse et généreuse se forme,et retombe assez vite et laisse un collier , comme un vrai espresso.Au nez, c’est chocolaté , le café est là, mais assez léger je trouve par rapport a ce que j’attendais.; on est quand meme clairement dans le café qui réveille plus que dans le jus de chaussette...en bouche,c’est léger, je m’attendais à une texture plus sirupeuse,mais non, c’est léger,et sincerement café, chocolat, plus que cacao, légerement vanillé,hmmm, et revla le café, le grain de café bien senti, suave mais pas acide, l’arrière gout est phénoménale, vraiment celui d’un espresso, c’est léger et facile à boire,ça vous laisse le palais entièrement recouvert d’une couche de café,et ça dure, ça dure .c’est bon ,c’est doux.Le réglisse apparait en se réchauffant.C’est idéalement équilibré,si je devais trouver une critique, c’est un peu trop retenu, on est au bord de l’Impérial, mais il manque l’extravagance..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1820) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts coffee espresso caramel spicy dark fruits and hops flavor roasted malts coffee spicy laurel caramel dark fruits and bitter hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (713) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Labelled as 7%. Pours dark brown black with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is a little oily. Some berries in here. Dry finish. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (178) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
33 cl teku glass. Straight from Japan to Milan in my luggage. Pours a large espresso/very tanned creamy and dense head; pitch black colour. Smells dark chocolate, with wonderful espresso notes, vanilla, rich malts. Tastes italian moka coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted malts, bit wood; mild sweetness and bitterness too, super smooth and so greatly balanced, nice umami too. Correct and quite soft carbonation, medium bodied, silky and slightly sticky body, bit astringency too. Such a remarkably, great clean cocoa and roasty finish, clean especially for being a stout. Balance, smoothness.. and refinement say it all, awesome and solid brew

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