Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atrox (611) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 9, 2016
Pitch black color, nice & beige head. Sweet aroma, lot of chocolate, roastness, dark bread, vanilla, cocoa. Taste is very good balanced, mix of sourness, roastness and sweetness. Some fruits, more coffee then aroma and dark chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1112) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Ah ben ça c’est un bon stout! Un grand merci à moi-même pour cette découverte d’une magnifique représentante de son style! Un liquide bien foncé sans être parfaitement noir. Une mousse de couleur crème se forme doucement en surface alors que les bulles remontent tranquillement en un majestueux tourbillon. La tête formée, le liquide stabilisé, l’ensemble est irréprochable. Un nez où le café fort est à l’honneur! Une torréfaction de café français, presque vanillé où je relève des notes de mocha, de gâteau au chocolat (du gâteau Opéra pour être plus précis) avec son grain de café sur le glaçage. En bouche le liquide est un peu mince mais malgré son manque de densité, le liquide est bien amer d’une torréfaction juste et précise. Aucune fumée, rien de brûlé, que des malts noircis et grillés à point. Le côté chocolat tombe sous l’amertume. Je sens une eau pure coulant d’une rivière sauvage et fraîche. Une bière magnifique!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cokolwiek11 (300) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Black beer, tanned creamy head with minimal lacing. Aroma: coffe, dark chocolate, hint of licorish-nutty thing, pretty good and intence. Taste: light sweet, very light sour, medium roasted bitter. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffe, licorish-nutty thing again. Palate: medium body, low saturation, long finish with dark chocolate and coffe notes. Overall: Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
Asahiya hooked my wife and I up with this Valentine’s Label version of their Espresso Stout 7% which is the highest rated Japanese Brew. It pours a dark black with a lovely rusty tan head. A creamy ground espresso bean aroma entices. Fairly full bodied with a somewhat dry finish. The taste is espresso with a light sweetness then bitter dark chocolate and roastiness. Very solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1577) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle to taster Consummation: Smoky and umami coffee. Adjunct: Very creamy, bitter, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (709) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black color with quite thick tanned head. Aroma has caramel, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is malty with quite long a bit bitter and not so sweet finish. Flavors of coffee, black currant, roasted or even burned malt, dark chocolate. Excellent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Edmis (21) - LITHUANIA - JAN 29, 2016
Espresso? Oh, es indeed. You can feel coffee and rostate taste overal solid stout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (687) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
Schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Röstmalzig, reichlich Kaffee, bitter, etwas Vanille, dunkle Schokolade, würzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (418) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2016 It is a good beer, we can smell the coffee, interesting beer nice black color and brown foam. There is an interesting side bitter and of course the coffee nespresso is giving a nice side "onctueux". It is a stout not so ordinary and I was astonished to find this beer in the pibar at the tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2016
very nice and rich on coffee flavours and aromas. quite light as a stout usually is and some sweetness. roasted.

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