Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 945   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1121) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
355ml bottle, pours black with a tan head. Aroma is rich coffee, roasted malt, light caramel, body is medium, texture is oily and slick, soft carbonation. Finish is coffee and light bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
empedokles (9) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015 does not count
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark brown with small brownish head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is a little bitter and a bit sour (it has travelled a long way), coffee, also with hints of fruit. A little bit of chocolate coming through at the the end. Was expecting more coffee from this beer. An ok stout, would have liked more body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
al53 (85) - FINLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with medium dark brown head. Chocolate, mildly roasted malt, coffee and hint of dark fruits on aroma. Taste is coffee, espresso, chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied with very soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft finish with vanilla, chocolate and coffee. I was somehow expecting bit more "in your face" espresso character. Would love to try imperial version of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abrakarl (371) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2015
Smooth beer with lots of Coffee, not much chocolate though. Quality without being spectacular.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skullgeorge (59) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 22, 2015
Bottle shared with Mixos thanks to Rouhlas ! Pours dark almost black with a thick beige head. Aroma is a coffee heaven, some roasted dark malts and roasted caramel. Taste is really Good ,full of espresso coffee and roasted malts.Good body soft carbonation and cofee bitter aftertaste! I’ve enjoyed it so much. Good stuff !!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10060) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 22, 2015
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a solid roasted coffeish aroma; full-bodied and tasty; dry bitter, earthy and long coffeish aftertaste - one-dimensional yet very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
agent_persik (485) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 16, 2015
Black color, big brown creamy head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, dark berries, licorice. Dry taste with gently bitter finish and roasty aftertaste with notes of coffee. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (703) - CROATIA - JAN 15, 2015
Very dark brown color, almost completely black, average brownish head. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, roasted malt, some green herbs (it reminded me of wasabi). Taste is the same. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1742) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Aroma: intense coffee, very sweet, chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet and bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, cacao, dark chocolate, toasted malts, coffee, soft carbonation, quite a dry finish. Overall: nice Stout, great coffee aroma, nice palate. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Baramba (307) - ITALY - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle @ vlc on tap valencia. Black colour with creamy beige head. Coffee aroma, heavy strong sweet flavour, strong bitterness coffee, very long roasted coffee aftertaste

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