Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 864   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (274) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
Pours black with white head. Aroma is roast, caramel, coffee. Taste is espresso, coffee, chocolate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1012) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
(35 cl bottle from Toft Vin poured into Rochefort goblet; BBD: June 2015) Pours black with one finger toffee head. Decent retention and nice lace. Aroma is subdued caramel and roasted malt with notes of dark fruit and a hint of coffee. Oily texture, soft carbonation, medium to full body and a lingering slightly sweet finish. Flavour is softly sweet with notes of vanilla. Remniscient of Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (3701) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 13, 2014
Dark body and thin head. Odd lacing. Interesting mouthfeel, oily yet not thick. Toast and roast aromas, umami, some black coffee. It’s odd but interesting. (33cl bottle shared with Alex, from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it smells better than it taste. V. Julie gives it a 3. N ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zwiebel88 (172) - GERMANY - OCT 12, 2014
Schwarz, beiger Schaum. In der Nase Kaffee, Espresso, Bitterschokolade, Milch, Vanille, brauner Zucker. Am Gaumen Bitterschokolade, Kakao, Kaffee. Cremig, vollmundig, gut.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoshuaStranger (175) - - OCT 12, 2014
Pours a deep brown with mocha head. Aroma is lots of coffee,caramel,malt. Taste is alot of coffee,like drinking a cold one actually,very nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: SBWF 2014.
Appearance: Black colour with almost no head.
Aroma: Coffee, spices, roasted malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Coffee, malt, roasted malt, some more coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (360) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 7, 2014
It pours black with a 2 finger head of tannish foam. I get roasted malt, milk chocolate, and some coffee. Very roasty to my palate, coffee grounds are strongish, dark chocolate bitterness, hops bring a hint of fruit. Nice. Nice body and mouth feel. This is very good and not over the top with the abv. Geez, look at that lacing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
this was like a stout version of coffee bender. coffee with a side of beer. delicious and aromatic, not alot of complexity our stoutishness, if you will. it did mask the 7.5% almost completely, and the coffee/roasted malt aspect was quite nice, so i will score it fairly high myself, but it wasn’t a 99th percentile beer for me. "

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1861) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2014
bottle shared with josh at club, w, pitch black pour with brown head, strong coffe and chocolate taste, perfect , will do again

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