Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 1113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Holy moly, it lives up to itís name. Pours black w/ a full, bronze colored creamy froth. Superb head retention. Froth reduces to a thick, sticky, creamy lace. The aroma alone is worth buying this brew. Heavy, heavy, heavy espreso. Itís so heavily roasted it smells like chipotle peppers hot off the grill. I really have to say WOW! at this point. LOL. Full nectar w/ creamy residual effers. Awsome! Iím amazd at this flavor profile. This brew excedes my expectations. Itís not sweet at all. HUGE roasted espresso flavors dominate like the tripods in War of the Worlds. Big balancing malts provide the life sustaining backbone to push this brew into overdrive and through the stratosphere. The finish is long and lasts forever w/ perfect bittering. Overall: no words can describe the emotional experience this brew evokes. This is on my list as one the few brews that have left such an impression on my psychi. Good job amigos! Hghy recommended.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Funknmilla (734) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Almost black , caramel head...fluffy, looks like cappuccino...smells like coffee beans after a chocolate bath and a car bomb, ..in Vineland!....amped up coffee ice cream initially, then the beans, my mouth is saturated with them, and it is fulfilled to the maximum fulfillment....palate is even tempered, medium to full, creamy and supple...I love coffee, so I am jaded to non-coffee fans...I love it!!...Yum....Delish....Succulent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Pours a dark black with a dark brown head. This beer has one of the most beautiful aromas Iíve ever experienced. Very strong coffee bean/espresso presence as well as a burnt dark chocolate scent. The coffee/espresso theme again is dominant in the taste but a nice dark chocolate taste balances it out perfectly not making it too bitter. A nice combination of caffeine kick and alcohol strength. The best infusion of coffee and alcohol that I have tasted and Hitachinoís best beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Full marks! Feels like an imperial stout. Aromas of chocolate, coffee (dominating), liquorice, spice, cherries, and a hint of alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
33 cl. Opaque black with a 4 finger head that lasts. Aroma is coffee with cream, charred wood, dry oats, and cocoa. Flavors of espresso with sugar and cream, cocoa, smoky hickory, and green herbs. Medium-heavy body is smoooooth and has a just-right dry finish. Best... stout... ever.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hop_Hedonist (469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
Superb - strong Choc/coffee - coffee liqueur aftertaste - super smooth on the tongue - addictive stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
atiffee (1) - Cupecoy, - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
On tap at world of beer in key west fl. Beautiful pearly black pour with a thin aromatic head smelling of dark coffee and hints of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a nice aftertaste of fresh espresso. Very smooth and delectible overall

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 12oz bottle. Thick pure black color with rusty colored head. Rich with fantastic roasted malt and chocolate qualities, while remaining classy, subtle, and drinkable. The alcohol and general flavor is just barely reminiscent of an imperial stout, and the coffee adds even more depth. Great coffee stout, among the best Iíve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 Questa Giapponese spacca di brutto... sembra un cappuccino... una grandissima birra...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Draft. Pours super dark and thick with moderate head. Great coffee notes to the nose. Thick and heavy on the palate, like a dessert beer. Chocolate notes when you taste it. Interesting...

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