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


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RATINGS: 1117   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrettGT (190) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of espresso, dark chocolate, figs, roast, tobacco. Pours out almost pitch black, beige creamy head. Taste has loads of dark chocolate and espresso on the back. Nice toasty and malty character. Medium plus body, soft carbonation, oily mouthfeel, espresso and toasty finish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
krzyslav (5) - Torun, POLAND - SEP 1, 2016 does not count
Pite z okazji przebicia 500 spróbowanych piw, pierwszy wpis na ratebeer. Piwo bardzo dobre, ale tylko tyle. Oczekiwałem jednak więcej. Spodziewałem się więcej kawy, tymczasem wyraźnie odznacza się ona tylko w zapachu. W smaku jest bardziej likierowo - coś na kształt wiśnia/śliwka w czekoladzie. Raczej jednowymiarowo. Czuć alkohol ciut. A i co ciekawe - jest miejscami lekko przejrzyste, ma rubinowe refleksy. Ogólnie być może moja butelka źle zniosła trudy przechowywania i tyle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1915) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
Casi negra, casi opaca. Bonita espuma ocre consistente y duradera. Intenso aroma café recién molido. Cremosa entrada en boca, con buen punto de gas. Compleja en el sabor, con notas ácidas frutales, vainilla, café y chocolate y amargor notable. Muy sabrosa. Redonda.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (1029) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2016
Noire d’encre, petit collet persistant. Aromes extra fort de marc de cafe, reglisse, liqueur Bien ronde mais pas pesante, une finale cafe amere et seche comme il faut Longueur bien marquée

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rostetti (205) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours black with light brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, with lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and enjoyable, very good brew indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (977) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle. Black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, prunes and roasted malts. Sweet flavour with notes of chocolate and dark fruit, brown sugar and quite a lot of coffee ending with a roasted bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1418) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Practically black, thin brown head, good lacing. Sweet and mildly bitter aroma, lots of coffee, nice natural coffee aroma, bit mocca, vanilla, very inviting aroma. Full body, soft carbonation, dry and nicely roasted, pure coffee, long finish, salty licorice. Very good, pure flavors, tasty. For the ones who enjoy a cup of "damn good coffee".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lauramartinez (27) - Galicia, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2016
I’m a beginner, so I don’t have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (265) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours black with a medium brown head, nice lacing. Loads and loads of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, some toffee and dried fruit and cookies. Taste is assertively roasty bitter and acidic, with medium sweetness slightly behind. Medium body and carbonation, texture resembles coffee, somewhat sticky. Lip smacking goodness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enteogenisk (158) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. Pours medium plus dark brown with a two finger head. Aroma has coffee for sure and the taste is just simple roasted stout with hints of vanillaish toffee coffee. Overrated but good.

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