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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 798   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (881) - Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2014
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (851) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
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 Nest’s brews. Really nice stout, definitely on the roast bitter end of stout.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ncube (62) - - FEB 2, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with finger thick tan head. Aroma: Coffee, toast, hint of liquorice. The coffee is very overpowering. Taste: Medium bitter and sourness, low/medium sweetness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, astringent bitter/sour coffee finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace. Rating is for 7% ABV bottled version.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Poured from bottle at fountainhead. Black with sticky brown head. Crazy choclate espresso and slight nutty taste. And aroma. Very enjoyable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
knickskicks (627) - - JAN 2, 2014
Black, thin tan head. Nose is faint espresso, roasted malts, light chocolate. Taste is the same, some bitterness to the finish. Light smooth mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DesertDevil (448) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12-oz. bottle. Spicy, earthy coffee dominates the nose, with a heavy vegetal tone and a touch of roasted malt. Not surprisingly, it is the color of dark coffee, but with a almost pinkish-tan thin head. Balanced espresso and chocolate taste, with a little molasses and a roasty bitterness on the back end. Medium body with a slightly chalky finish. Just OK.


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