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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 982   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1217) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Very good. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of licorice and espresso. Tastes the same with a sweet vanilla start and nicely balanced bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fukito (908) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 25, 2015
Deep black opaque with a beautiful mocha head but so so retention. Aroma is strong espresso with some cocoa notes. Flavor is dry espresso with some very dark chocolate malts and a slight alcoholic sweetness. Medium palate, enjoyable

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
baaj (13) - DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
Almost black With a nice fine beige head. The smell is coffee Taste is roasted/burnt malt and coffee Coffee finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
David_87 (110) - - JUL 19, 2015
Pours fairly dark, not completely black though. Aroma of dark malts, ash and coffee. Taste is coffee and a barrage of the drier dark malt taste. Expected it to be a bit more creamy than it was. Bottle from Bier-deluxe.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1868) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2015
Deep black color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, tabaco and hints of caramel. Flavor is roasted malt and chocolate, hints of coffee and smoked. Low carbonation in a full body with a dry coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (172) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2015
Pours almost pitch black with nice head. Aroma: beautiful aroma of fresh coffee beans and roasted malt. Taste: very well balanced bitterness and pleasant dark roasted malt body. Absolutely no coffee sourness. Fantastic stout also for the summer, when you do not necessarily need a 10% ABV Russian Imperial Stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2527) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2015
33 cl. bottle at Kung Fu II Izakaya Bar, Copenhagen. Near black colour with a creamy, tanned head. Roasted aroma with caramel, chocolate, coffee, red berries, herbal hops bitterness. Espresso beans is clearly present. Taste is bitter. Full body with a creamy, velvet like texture. Soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter-roasted. Excellent Stout, good pairing with the rich, fried meat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1712) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours a rich dark black color with a nice ephemeral java head. Nose is rich malt, roasted dark espresso with some chocolate notes. Taste is sweet chocolate with a rich mocha Java flavor as well. Very smooth, velvety and drinkable. Finishes on the same tasting notes, finish is dry, sweet and abrupt. Nice ! Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
solvaris (137) - - JUL 15, 2015
Nase: Deutliche Espresso Note, Frisches Brot. Geschmack: Röstaromen mis säurigem Abgang, leichte Note nach Verbranntem. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
natejgood (422) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Pours a nice dark brown color. Not as dark as some espresso stouts, but dark enough to look delicious. The head is a nice color as well. As one might expect, that aroma has a good coffee component, along with chocolate and buttery caramel. The beer is rich in the mouth with lots of coffee flavor mixed with dark chocolate. The carbonation is a bit much for this beer, but I think that will get better if the beer sits in the glass for a while. The aftertaste is not as rich as a would like, but this is a very solid beer. An odd one to find in Montana, but one of the better stouts I have had in Montana to be honest.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (271) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle 0,33 @ deTolly Baar. Dark brown. Aroma: roasted, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste: coffee, well balanced, pleasent aftertaste. Alcohol well hidden. Solid stout.


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