Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 1003   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.

thunderhops' rating

   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 16/20
zvsn (1155) - ISRAEL - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle, 7% ABV. Deep brown-black with a nice tan head. Pleasant aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and cocoa. Medium-sweet with rich flavors of chocolate, prunes, coffee, vanilla, berries, perfect balance. Rather full bodied, silky smooth texture. Great stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (839) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle sample, thanks zvsn. 7% abv. Deep brown with small brownish head. The aroma has lots of coffee, dark chocolate and minerals, a bit creamy. Sweetish flavor with lots of coffee, some minerals, some roastiness, light bitterness, hint of vanilla and some fruitiness, light sourness in the finish. Soft carbonation, medium to full-bodied. Very good stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scirtes (204) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Bottle, bb 5.2016. Pours almost black, with ruby-coloured hue and large, beige, creamy head. Strong aroma of coffee, and roasted malts. Deep taste of coffee, slightly sour, only lightly sweet, with marked bitterness. Medium bodied, with average carbonation. Decent coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (4768) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
Pours black, small, dark head fades fast. Smell is espresso, indeed. Ok intensity. Taste is espresso, but in a very balanced, not overpowering manner. I like it a lot, even though I disslike coffee very much. It has that... Bad taste. Some offeebeers have it, some don’t. This one hasn’t , but has got all the good essence of coffee a stout can have. In the background are dark malts, and a bitterness. The aftertaste reminds of chocolat and coffee. All together, this is a very nice balanced beer, with very full flavor and yet -by compare - low abv. Lovely !

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (139) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2015
Hell of a good coffee stout, this one. Toasty, roasty, with lots and lots of coffee packed in there, and more of the bitterness coming from the coffee than any hops. Tastes a little burnt, but oh well. A nice coffee stout!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jyrsa (255) - - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Pours very dark brown with medium light brown head. Nose has very burnt malt, dark chocolate, coffee and black licorice aromas. Bitter dark chocolate with hints of coffee and roast malt. Light body with a creamy milk-like texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hikeg (101) - - SEP 6, 2015
Pours dark brown with average creamy light brown head. Good lacing. Aroma is malty, cookie, espresso, nuts, roasted malts, spruce, red berries, earth. Notes of vanilla and licorice. Flavor is medium malty, light bitter, short aftertaste. Body is medium, palate is oily, carbonation is soft. Thin experience, alas.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (541) - - SEP 5, 2015
Aronma is really nice tos aroma with lots of espresso beans. Taste is balan ed sweetness and bitterness. Light dry finish. Palate is light for a stout. Taste should be stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1036) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma and taste is toasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Roasty bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turboninja (237) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Bottle@home. Medium aroma of bitter coffee, dark chocolate and hint of vanilla. Dark brown/black color with medium light beige head. Medium/strong taste of dominating bitter coffee. After firs bite comes roasted malts and chocolate in balanced fashion. Wide taste spectrum and long, malty bit bitter aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall very sturdy and balanced flavors for 7.5%, but too bitter.

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