Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 891   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3796) - 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. Itís odd but interesting. (33cl bottle shared with Alex, from Saveur BiŤre)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (206) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Schwarz, beiger Schaum. In der Nase Kaffee, Espresso, Bitterschokolade, Milch, Vanille, brauner Zucker. Am Gaumen Bitterschokolade, Kakao, Kaffee. Cremig, vollmundig, gut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaStranger (189) - - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a deep brown with mocha head. Aroma is lots of coffee,caramel,malt. Taste is alot of coffee,like drinking a cold one actually,very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Black colour with almost no head.
Aroma: Coffee, spices, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, malt, roasted malt, some more coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (404) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 7, 2014
It pours black with a 2 finger head of tannish foam. I get roasted malt, milk chocolate, and some coffee. Very roasty to my palate, coffee grounds are strongish, dark chocolate bitterness, hops bring a hint of fruit. Nice. Nice body and mouth feel. This is very good and not over the top with the abv. Geez, look at that lacing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
this was like a stout version of coffee bender. coffee with a side of beer. delicious and aromatic, not alot of complexity our stoutishness, if you will. it did mask the 7.5% almost completely, and the coffee/roasted malt aspect was quite nice, so i will score it fairly high myself, but it wasnít a 99th percentile beer for me. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2014
bottle shared with josh at club, w, pitch black pour with brown head, strong coffe and chocolate taste, perfect , will do again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1157) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle, 7.0% ABV. Dark brown body, tall tan head. Aroma has espresso roast but itís not very fresh anymore. The "best before" date says itís good to drink until 2015.04 but the coffee is already losing the freshness. Taste has roasty espresso but again, itís not fresh. Some stale beans in the finish. Iím sure this beer (like all coffee beers) will be better when itís fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11896) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and a little vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 240914

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle, 7%. Very dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and espresso. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate, espresso, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.

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