Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 972   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours black with a thick tan head and plenty of lace. Aroma is chocolate, fruity. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness. Body is a little thin, slightly dry and sticky with bitter chocolate on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
emandkey (2) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - JUN 26, 2015 does not count
Bottle 330ml. Dark brown color with small dark brown head. Sweet and pleasant stout smell with strong roasted coffee aroma notes. Light sweet in taste, and very strong and heavy espresso coffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
austejaph (2) - LITHUANIA - JUN 26, 2015 does not count
Bottled. As the name says, the beer smells like coffee and roasted caramel. Color is dark brown, visually boozy with light brown slight foam. Taste is bitter on tongue. Mouth feel is creamy and thick, medium heavy body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (108) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pretty good stout although doesn't have a lot on the finish but still pleasing. The espresso masks the alcohol pretty well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (572) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2015
It pours black with a thick, foamy dark brown head. It has chocolate, roasted, coffee, a whiff of fruit and vanilla. It has a creamy, but lively texture due to carbonation. There is espresso flavors, with cocoa, coffee, a bit of dark fruit, and roasted malts with a bitter pack of a finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alliance100 (984) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
330ml bottle - pours dark brown with tan head . Mild cocoa and espresso aroma . Tasted is roasted espresso beans with hints of vanilla and milk chocolate . Very nice offering . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (659) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle. Rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee aroma. Classic dark stout appearance with off white head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts flavour. Full bodied. Sweet malt finish. Great stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7744) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Low fluffy light brown lasting head. Pitch black body. Roasted malt coffee caramel aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness, well balanced with just the right level of alcohol. Low carbonation, long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (287) - Bonn, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2015
0,33 l bottle from drinks-of-the-world.de, 7.0% abv, best before 9/2015. Clear, dark brown to black with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, brown head. Intense aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and licorice with hints of plums. Pleasant taste of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, a bit of licorice and plums. Medium long, slightly bitter finish with lots of coffee. Medium body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Not the biggest coffee fan, but the slight fruitiness makes this a very tasty beer. Still overrated in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5579) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
The beer has got a deep black colour with a small head and smooth body. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, espresso, malt, roast and dark fruits. Roasty coffee finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5559) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2015
Wie man es halt von einem Stout mit Espresso erwartet. Etwas Milch, dazu ein wenig Holz, Weizen und ein guter Schuss Kaffee nebst Roestmalzen. Bitterkeit moderat, durchaus sueffig. Fuer ein dunkles Bier nicht schlecht.

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