Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 890   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
330ml bottle
7.0% ABV (as written on bottle)
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The beer pours a solid black colour with a generous light brown creamy head which lasts, The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is quite sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
4theluvofbeer (109) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Tons of espresso on the nose and in the mouth...just everywhere. Espresso, dark chocolate and dark fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (272) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Smells great, espresso, dark chocolate, soy sauce aromas. Completely black, thick brown head. Beautiful. Tastes quite nice, espresso integrates quite well. Upfront sweet espresso coffee, dark chocolate metallic notes, finishes leafy hoppy and molasses. Average carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee doesn’t overpower here, which is great by me. Body could be a little bit thicker and could be slightly more balanced, but a very good espresso stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2014
330 ml. bottle. Pour almost black with a decent khaki head. Aroma of coffee, malt, and chocolate. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and a bit of vanilla. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
19/X/14 - 33cl bottle @ Beuk’s postponed Firestone Walker and other nice beers allowed as well tasting (Brussels) - BB: IX/2015 (2014-1228) Thanks to ElManana for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, creamy beige head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, roasted, caramel, sweet, some vanilla, charcoal. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coffee, bitter, roasted, fruity touch, some forest fruit candy, dried fruits. Aftertaste: coffee, cocoa powder, banana touch, caramel, bit sweet, dried fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2570) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an amber-tinged dark brown with small beige head. Aroma lives up to the name - lots of roast and espresso with hints of fruit and cocoa. Flavour is also very roasty and big on espresso character; notes of anise, cocoa and dark fruit. Rich, slick mouthfeel. Quite good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle - What a way to start out 2013!!! What an amazing stout, full of complexity and showcasing a knowledge of brewing greatness. Deep espresso aroma, scorched dark chocolate, black licorice, and a kiss of alcohol. Opaque black body, a 4-finger thick creamy head, coating the glass...thick...murky...ominous...perfect. The flavor of this this beauty keeps giving and giving. Waves of rich mocha, fresh cream, a bit of soy/meat marinade, a touch smoky, a bit of buttery toffee...amazing. The balance of coffee/chocolate is stunning. What a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (515) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Pours black with white head. Aroma is roast, caramel, coffee. Taste is espresso, coffee, chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1036) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
(35 cl bottle from Toft Vin poured into Rochefort goblet; BBD: June 2015) Pours black with one finger toffee head. Decent retention and nice lace. Aroma is subdued caramel and roasted malt with notes of dark fruit and a hint of coffee. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to full body and a lingering slightly sweet finish. Flavour is softly sweet with notes of vanilla. Remniscient of Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3795) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 13, 2014
Dark body and thin head. Odd lacing. Interesting mouthfeel, oily yet not thick. Toast and roast aromas, umami, some black coffee. It’s odd but interesting. (33cl bottle shared with Alex, from Saveur Bière)

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