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


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RATINGS: 1045   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.

ngeunit1's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Dark black-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal. S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, molasses, roasted coffee, black licorice, touch of vanilla. T - Dark chocolate and caramel malts, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, a touch of vanilla and dark fruit. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, and dry finish. D - Nice coffee stout. Good overall balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (586) - 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 (20) - 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 (473) - 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 (237) - Lausanne, 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 (1758) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Strong coffee smell and the taste is like a party in your mouth!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daydesiang (28) - MALAYSIA - JAN 14, 2016
Aroma: coffee! Appearance: black Taste: strong coffee Palate: full body, thick Overall: Day - Columbia bean Latte, once in a blue moon Night - Hitachino Espresso

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Pitch black with brown foam and a nice taste of coffee. Nose is coffee and sweet chocolate. Would have scored even better if it wasn’t for the irritating sour aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lokis333 (216) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JAN 7, 2016
Inpenatratable balck color with medium gira/kvass color foam. Aromas of sweet coffee, cocoa, hot chocholate and chocholate truffels. Palate, full body with ritch, thick and full texture. Carbonation wise it has bit of a fizz on the tongue and leaves nice sweet coffee finish. Taste is sweet at start and has nice coffee bitter finish to it. Tastes of coffee and black chocolate. Over all nice coffee stout, with full flavour and it is not watery as some others which is good. Would recomend it!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (193) - Livorno, ITALY - JAN 7, 2016
Si presenta nel bicchiere di colore marrone scuro, torbido; la schiuma è imponente, cremosa, fine, per colore e forma ricorda un vero espresso. L’aroma è possente di caffè, torrefazione, cioccolato, liquirizia, malto e caramello. L’ingresso in bocca è favoloso: carattere di caffè espresso, caramello, malto tostato e cioccolato, offrono un’esplosione di sapori; seguono note di vaniglia. Palato corposo, con una bassa carbonazione; finale secco ed un amaro lineare offrono una buona intensità. Arigatou!

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