johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Lovely welcoming black appearance. Coffee flavour dominates.Medium body and creamy taste. Lives up to its appearance.
Brewdork (190) - Sanford, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle poured into shaker. Deep cola color with a thin finger of reddish-tan head that disappears without a trace after a few minutes. Aroma is strong roasted coffee and sweet maltiness. Flavor follows suit, with a big roasted coffee profile with some sweetness in the middle and a bitter chocolate finish. Itís a little on the thin side for a stout, but that contributes to its drinkability. Very impressive overall.
andyhwcinc (1326) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home on a cold February night, after a hard day at work. Needed a treat...and this is it. Appearance is a murky thick black with a moderate tan head that nicely dissipates. Aroma is very rich in dark chocolate and espresso coffee, with notes of licorice, faint plum. Taste is rich and decadent, thick chocolate and bitter coffee. I would say the licorice comes out more in the flavor. Very good stuff, not sure if Iíll have it again due to the price, but Iím still happy that I was able to try this.
biokid23 (97) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good, standard espresso stout. Dark and rich flavors, but a bit on the lighter bodied side compared to some stouts. Dark chocolate and coffee notes. Solid stout.
SPDickerman (866) - Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a large tan head. Smells strongly of coffee with hints of chocolate. Taste is strong espresso with a subtle chocolate sweetness. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout finishes with a smooth coffee bitterness.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle > Chino. Very good and lots of flavor and a perfect ABV at 7% to have out and about instead of the big bastards that I only drink at home. Not heavy heavy expresso flavor but plenty to justify the name and style.
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DandyWolfFloyd (564) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - malts are chocolate, coffee, roasty, alcohol, tobacco, and dark fruits (pruins). There is an oily note about the hops that are present.
Appearance - the color is black, the liquid opaque, the head a very small white head that quickly settles to a halo
Taste - the beer has sweetness, but is further on the roasted bitterness. The overwhelming property is bitter coffee, notably (espresso). Deep seated below the roast is some dark chocolate.
Palate - the body is full, the textue slick and thick, the carbonation is stout appropriate; the finish bitter on the sides of the tongue and roast on the tops of the tongue.
Very complex brew in the best way - further emphasizes the joy of Hitachino Nestís brews. Really nice stout, definitely on the roast bitter end of stout.
ncube (58) - - FEB 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of bread, coffee, toast, fruity dark chocolate. Black with brown highlights, mocha coloured foam. Taste is much like aroma with diminished breadiness, with a pleasant chocolatey bitter finish, moving to a more lasting espresso like bitterness. Well balanced and not very sweet.
chucklemation (286) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a chocolate and coffee aroma and flavor. Flavor is rich, and the beer is smooth. Excellent.
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a deep dark brown/almost black color with a small foamy mocha head. Aroma of dark chocolate, sweet caramel, and roasted coffee. Taste of dark chocolate, char, rich espresso grounds, and toffee. Taste on this is killer!