Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 828   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisPastras (3) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Strong coffee scents, with roasted grain. Overall pleasing with slight dark chocolate notes Appearance: Pours an espresso black colour, with a tanned creamy head which holds reasonably well Taste: Leading coffee/espresso notes, followed by roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a slightly dry and subtle bitter finish Palate: Above. Well balanced. Bitter beginning, dry finish. Overall: A quality stout. If you enjoy your coffee, you will enjoy this even more than usual.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Aroma is deep rich roasty malts, caramel, licorice and salty oyster. Taste is roasty and slightly bitter malts and light dryness. Some espresso beans are prevelent here. Appearance is black with a medium beige head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
circinus (209) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from Barleywine, CPH. Black with a thin brown head. Cappuccino, chocolate, cream, nice bitterness, really nice roasted malt, licorice. Full/medium body, low carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franzen (290) - SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2014
Sweet coffee aroma, capuchinolike, sweetend milk or cream, some chocolate. Pitch black beige head. Roasted taste with liquorice and coffe bitterness is coffelike with some dark chocolate. Light body, smooth texture. Maybe a bit light on the body, but that make it good for summer, lots of roasty goodiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Linnet (1091) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
Espresso, lots of coffe, dark chocolate and berries on the nose, rather dry. Transluscent black colour, medium Brown head, lacing. Big bite, salty, dry, not that sweet, soft and refined. Medium body, soft carbonation, roasty finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (592) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 04.2015, ABV 7%. Pours black with light brown head. The head stays. Aroma is intense coffee, dark chocolate hints, and roast. Taste is coffee, roast, malt, dark chocolate, and some sweetness. Finish is coffee bitter with some sweetness. Overall: great brew. If you like coffee, you’ll love this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3743) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with low head. Nose is intense on dark chocolate. Aroma is again intense on dark chocolate, dark coffee, creamy and smooth, lot of dark malt, medium sweet, clean. finish Long bitter dark chocolate on aftertaste, coffee notes, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (1570) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2014
A black beer with a big, creamy and light brown head. The aroma has storng roastiness, espresso and balanced sweetness of berries/strawberries. Taste has lots of black coffee, dry roastiness, hops together with coffee are drying the mouth. Medium+ bodied, low carbonation, nicely smooth to drink. Simple elements but the overall impression is very good. Balanced coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Calisky (533) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
Couleur noire, forte mousse beige très cremeuse. Super nez de grain de café, expresso. Gout super doux et crémeux en bouche de café malté. Fin très longue et puissante en bouche de café expresso. Une bombe!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1393) - WALES - JUL 10, 2014
Room temp bottle 7% BB Feb 2015, into snifter. Black, big foamy light brown head lasts a few minutes. Aroma - espresso, green pepper, burnt sugar, some sharp alcoholic notes. Body is very good - medium to full, pretty smooth, slightly foamy, touch of carbonation. Taste is sweetened iced coffee, soft malts, raw cocoa powder, some tangy and drying floral hoppiness. Pretty smooth and drinkable all round. Good stuff.

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