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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (778) - Łódź, POLAND - MAR 21, 2016
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, lekko zmętniony.
Piana: obfita, drobno oraz średnio pęcherzykowa, trwała.
Zapach: sporo kawy, trochę ciemnego pieczywa oraz ciemnych owoców, karmelu, czekolady.
Smak: pełnia dość niska, sporo kawy, trochę ciemnych owoców, kakao, gorzkiej czekolady, lekkie akcenty ciemnego pieczywa, goryczka średnia w kierunku niskiej, kawowa.
Wysycenie: średnie, w kierunku wysokiego.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (996) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle from secret santa Saeglopur, many thanks! Pours black with a beige head. Espresso, coffee grounds, dark chocolate, vanilla, roast. Light sweet, medium bitter, slight sourness, oily texture, medium body. Lingering, slightly astringent finish. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sallysudz (31) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2016
Sampled from a bottle, the beer poured black with a milky coffee coloured foamy head. The head lasted a while before leaving a cap on the beer and lacing down the glass. The aroma contained acidic coffee, dark chocolate, floral hops, dark fruits (prunes and black currants), liquorice, and roasted malts. The flavour was coffee forward, with the tastes of acidity espresso beans, notes of chocolate, vanilla dark fruits and berries, roasted malts and molasses. The finish was dry and pleasantly bittered with earthy peppery floral hops. A little warming alcohol was also noted. The stout was full flavoured and robust, but smooth at the same time. The beer was lightly carbonated and creamy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HuskerTan (1450) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle. A- Chocolate, roasty, subtle dark fruits, subtle iron. A- Black color, black liquid, brown head. T- Chocolate, tootsie rolls, coffee, slightly sweet, slight roasted bitterness. P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish. O- For being an espresso/coffee forward stout, it’s surprisingly mundane and actually holds much more chocolate flavor. Good stuff but maybe not as rich or robust as it could be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redders1974 (759) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2016
Kept sipping at this thinking I must be missing something it’s ok but top 50 stout surprised, dark chocolate coffee roastiness is spot on bit gritty in the palate ok but not outstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2016
330 ml bottle. Black, with a thin tan head. Sweetish aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt and mocha. The flavour is sweetish roasted malty, with cocoa and coffee, and a dryish roasted bitter finish. Very tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (705) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2016
L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a medium,foamy,beige head S: -oats,coffee,hazelnuts,molasses,milk chocolate T: -espresso,mocha,licorice,earthy,,oa carbonation -light to medium body O: Great Coffee Stout

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Szopeen (232) - Toruń, POLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Piwo bardzo ciemne, nieprzejrzyste. Piana dosyć bujna. Aromat miał być kawowy i jest, ale raczej w typie kawy zielonej, a nie espresso. W smaku trochę palone, odrobinę ziemiste, generalnie bez szału.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerandhockey8 (324) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - FEB 13, 2016
From 12 oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice dark dark brown, nearly black with a thick brown head. Nose is a little more faint than I had hoped, nonetheless you have chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, dark fruits. Medium heavy body, kind of a surprise at first since you expect such a huge and heavy beer but this is nicely balanced. Super silky mouth feel, finishes nice and crisp on the palate. Awesome beer, really like the complexity with the espresso.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LawrencezArabi (5) - - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
Barwa ciemno brunatna, prawie czarna. Piękna drobno-pęcherzykowa beżowa piana, która z czasem się redukuje.
W zapachu tony kawy. Niby piwo gotowane było z ziarnami kawy, ale mi aromat bardziej kojarzy się z fusiastą kawą zalewaną. Nic poza tym nic nie wyczułem. Kawa przesłania wszystko
W smaku wyraźna kawowa kwaskowość, a po przełknięciu pozostaje lekka goryczka. Alkohol prawie niewyczuwalny, lekko tylko rozgrzewa przełyk, ale dopiero po kilku łykach.
Piwo dość pełne, jednak nie jest to imperialny syrop kawowy.


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