Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (97) - SINGAPORE - SEP 7, 2014
33cl draught at Smith Street Taps, Singapore. Dark, almost black with a small head. Coffee and malt aroma. Little carbonation, medium body . Taste of roasted malt, strong coffee and dark chocolate. A nice beer to accompany dessert (if you like coffee!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 28, 2014
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice dark brown close to black color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking and then sliding down into the beer. The smell had a wonderful thick espresso - like aroma embracing a light cocoa in the background. Light dark fruits invite me to smell even more. The taste was a great blend of sweet dark fruits to espresso to cocoa - really nice. On the palate, this one sat right about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. It seemed like it was properly carbonated. There’s a long lingering dark fruity aftertaste. Overall, pretty good stuff I’d have again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1334) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle from Four Firkins. Pours darker-than-cola with a tan head. Somewhat lowly carbonated. Aroma has huge espresso notes, with caramel and chocolate, but tons of roast and some lactose-y presence. Taste is of rich roasty bitter espresso, milk chocolate, some nuts, some caramelly malts, an undercurrent of dark fruits and a mellowing milky-ness. Medium to full bodied with little alcohol presence. Finishes nicely blended between bitter (espresso/chocolate) and sweet (caramel/lactose). Very nice, very tasty, but something does not carry through all the way. A good one that could have been great. 15.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
freretoc (731) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 28, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur noire, petite mousse brune et effervescence moyenne, une bière avec, et c’est normal, une énorme attaque sur le café, mais ce qui me dérange, c’est l’amertume qui en reste une amertume du café mais du café froid réchauffé le lendemain après qu’il soit resté dans un percolateur toute la nuit. Je crois donc que ce n’est absolument pas mon style de bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2014
How ironic that in the two months I spent in Japan, I sought but never found the Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout. I found many of their other beers, but not this one. I found it tonight at Total Wine & More in Goodyear, AZ. From the bottle, pours black with hints of ruby around the edges. Almost no head and no lacing. Aroma is light coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste is the same, very slightly sweet, with a gentle hoppy bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little thin for a stout. Slightly bitter finish. Like many stouts, taste improves as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sir__v (673) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep black liquid with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: high malty nose with coffee and chocolate notes, licorice and sugar cane. Great complexity of sugar. Nice beer!!! Taste: the complexity is also on mouth good body on mouth with caramel and roasted malt taste. Notes of chocolate and coffee. The beer is not so viscous on mouth, really easy on mouth. About the flavor maybe hard for a beginner or a stout-unfan. Aftertaste: nice caramel and sugar cane taste with roasted malt. Coffee notes! Really amazing beer, I recommend it! A must to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Artichoke (71) - California, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Super foamy, but we didnt have a proper bottle opener. The head was light cream, it looked just like an espresso in my tea cup. Roasted bean nose, deep coffee flavor...light and airy mouth feel. Sweet with a short finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaVillum (468) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2014
0,33 l / 33 cl / 330 ml, flaske, 7,0 % ABV, købt i SmagFørst på Nørre Farimagsgade i CPH City, 13. august 2914. Sort, diset japansk Stout med moccafarvet skumkrone på 4-5 cm tykkelse. Toppen svinder til et par cm efter nogle minutter. Aroma af espressokaffe, lidt kælder, lidt læder og røg, men ikke specielt kraftig og karakteristisk udover kaffenoterne. Måske lidt fjern mørk chokolade. Smag byder til gengæld på "rigtig" kaffestout. Let sur, middel bitterhed og let til middel sødme. God fyldig krop og en god lidt sticky konsistens. Smagen sidder fint i mundvigene, selvom øllet afrundes lidt pludseligt. Veltilpasset kuldioxid uden at øllet føles flat. Dette er umiddelbart den næstbedste kaffestout, jeg har smagt. Kun overgået af de Molen's Mout Und Mocca.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamf (76) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Almost black, beige small head. Coffee and dark chocolate. Bitter enough. Drinkable. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvilCat (87) - FRANCE - AUG 11, 2014
Bouteille. L'île du malt. Robe noire, mousse beige foncé crémeuse et abondante . Nez grillé de malt, de café et de chocolat amer avec une pointe fruitée et acide de figue fraîche. En bouche on retrouve ce mélange torréfié et végétal. Attaque douce et malté, puissante de chocolat noir équilibrée de notes d'amande fraîche et de humus. Longue finale sèche et amère très expressive sur le grain de café. Belle réussite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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