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


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RATINGS: 1104   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (230) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle consumed Oct 2012, brought back from trip to Japan in April 2011. Accidental aging (in back of beer cupboard) seemed to have brought out vinous notes in it, almost a hint of barrel-aging character. The coffee was muted on the nose, but it was still there subtly in its full-bodied rich roasty flavour not as much perhaps as a younger version of the beer, but I savoured the increased structure that had come through with time, and the subtle blending of roast malt, coffee, sweetness, wine and oakey tones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bozo_skeleton (989) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 23, 2016
Noire dencre, petit collet persistant. Aromes extra fort de marc de cafe, reglisse, liqueur Bien ronde mais pas pesante, une finale cafe amere et seche comme il faut Longueur bien marque

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rostetti (154) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours black with light brown creamy head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, bitter, with lots of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and enjoyable, very good brew indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MPA (942) - Amager (form. Nrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
Bottle. Black with light brown head. Aroma of coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, prunes and roasted malts. Sweet flavour with notes of chocolate and dark fruit, brown sugar and quite a lot of coffee ending with a roasted bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerheart65 (1388) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Practically black, thin brown head, good lacing. Sweet and mildly bitter aroma, lots of coffee, nice natural coffee aroma, bit mocca, vanilla, very inviting aroma. Full body, soft carbonation, dry and nicely roasted, pure coffee, long finish, salty licorice. Very good, pure flavors, tasty. For the ones who enjoy a cup of "damn good coffee".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lauramartinez (27) - Galicia, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2016
Im a beginner, so I dont have a detailed comment, but I like this beer a lot.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - AUG 14, 2016
Pours black with a medium brown head, nice lacing. Loads and loads of coffee and chocolate in the aroma, some toffee and dried fruit and cookies. Taste is assertively roasty bitter and acidic, with medium sweetness slightly behind. Medium body and carbonation, texture resembles coffee, somewhat sticky. Lip smacking goodness!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enteogenisk (143) - Blsta, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. Pours medium plus dark brown with a two finger head. Aroma has coffee for sure and the taste is just simple roasted stout with hints of vanillaish toffee coffee. Overrated but good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ken1 (1701) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2016
Aroma: Roasted malt with sweet vanilla and coffee. Flavour: Roasted coffee with vanilla, sweet fruits and fruity bitterness. Dry bitter finish. Colour: Pitch black with a brown head. From: Bottle @ FLASK Aarhus Jul. 2016.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (50) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2016
330ml. Bottle @home. Pours black with tiny brown head. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, dryed fruits, caramel and notes of vanilla. Body has a high carbonation with a thin texture. Taste of coffee, caramel, roasted malt, kind of spicy in a way and aftertaste has a medium bitterness. Too weak body in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (16789) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 2, 2016
Stark karbonisierter Antrunk. Deutliche Noten von Espresso, s malzig milde Herbe. Minimal bitter, dann trockener werdend, sehr weich. Spritzig. 9/11/11/10/11/11

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