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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 950   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1918) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2015
This is a good looking stout. The body is jet black with a mocha head that looks for all money as if it is actually a thickshake. The aroma is of an espresso dessert with dark chocolate and maybe even a whiff of peat smoke. Some vanilla comes through the fug of coffee and woodsmoke. Glorious. It is thick and lush, more like mousse than beer with a creamy, sweet finish. I get the fruit toward the end - black cherry jam. This is love, it really is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (460) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Appearance is very dark, ruby hints, with a foamy light brown head which leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- loads of coffee, hint of vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, tiramisu, fudge cake. Taste- big roastiness, masses of coffee- rich espresso, with an underlying toffee/caramel sweetness. Burnt toast, rich malts, dark chocolate cake, excellent- tastes bigger than 7%.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cityzen (42) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Je découvrais les droits marquées en café avec cette bière japonaise. Même si je reconnais la profondeur de texture, la richesse de gout, je n’ai pas non plus été co quais. Mais il y a un vrai travail , d’où une note correcte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1519) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at SBWF 2012. Pale brown head. Red-brown color. Roasted malty aroma that also dominate the taste together with chocolate and soy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magicmn (112) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 1, 2015
Bottled in Haggis Pub Moscow. Deep black colour, intensive aroma of green coffee. Taste is verry dry same coffee as it is in aroma, bitterness is strong enough. Later you can feel pleasant smoothness and light cream notes. Good balance even im not a big fan of coffee RIS style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2508) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
0,33 l bottle from Biervana chocolate, coffee, roasty, cereal, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, salty, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trith1 (48) - - MAR 19, 2015
This is a very easy going stout. Clean espresso, and big smacks of hop. It leaves you wanting more, but more of what? I'm not sure. I could easily transfer to espresso martinis at this point, or head back to a dry lip-smacking porter. Its a fantastic beer and definitely worth seeking out. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CGChick (1) - - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Cocoa-y, caramel, vanilla, espresso. Very full feel. One of my favorite stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (283) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 07/03/2015.Color negro, espuma beige. Aromas a chocolate. Cuerpo ligero. Carbonatacion moderada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (825) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours an opaque black / brown, decent head that dies to a ring, small flecks of lace. Nose is light roasted malt, some minor coffee notes. Tastes sweet, chocolate, bitter, roasted malt, coffee beans and like coffee grounds at times, I like it though. One of the more smooth espresso stouts I’ve had.

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