Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 964   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (5371) - 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 (5356) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11286) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2015
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Very dark red amber colour. Almost Black. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Chocolate and coffee notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Nice chocolate and coffee notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Japalo (1392) - DENMARK - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle@claus/Jens. Huge beige head. Fine roasted coffee notes. Choco. Some carb. Dry. Complex. Maybe to much nespresso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PeatyPete (483) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2015
Dark almost black with mocha-colored head. Aroma slightly sweet, coffee and chocolate. Taste like aroma with fruity tones in between. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3423) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
33cl bottle at Tuulelohe (Tallinn Airport). Pours close to pitch black with a modest, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, roasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and hints of spices. Sweet, flavourful and desserty. Lovely coffee stout, well balanced and tasty. Quite delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2672) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is espresso coffee and toasted malts. Taste is big roasted malt in front and then espresso coffee comes in with bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1471) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2015
Black with creamy beige head. Roasted, fruity aroma with sweet coffee and milk chocolate. Flavour is similar with coffee slightly more pronounced. Creamy and dry mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (834) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2015
Black colour, mocca head. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Taste is light bitter, slightly sweet, espresso flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Is very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marthares (51) - - MAY 4, 2015
Pours black with a thin light brown foam, smell is bitter cocoa, red fruits, taste is bitter/sour, pure cocoa, roasted malts; nice black malts aftertaste, overall nice beer but not perfectly balanced

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