Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


on tap

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RATINGS: 895   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4297) - Leicestershire, - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a strong light brown head. The aroma is lightly roasted with a hint of malt, and the flavour is gently bitter with quite a high degree of roasted and burnt ness. Overall a nice stout but not strong enough for espresso. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpolkadots (1) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Pours dark and clear with a light fine head. Aggressive aroma of burnt, roasted coffee. Some pepper. Flavor is predominantly coffee with roasted barley notes. Very smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (866) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Dark-chocolate brown, rich light-brown fine head, fades moderately quickly to textured film and ring. Aroma is a burnt two-day-old coffee, with hint of chocolate and raw sugar cane, touch of soy sauce, some toffee. Creamy mouthfeel, very fine carbonation, velvet. Flavor is a chocolate-mocha punch, bit of green tea, slightly hot on the exhale, balanced and nicely infuse flavors. Highlight is the creamy body and mochachino.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AStoutFan (6) - Geneva, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
Not a bad stout at all. Better in bottle, somewhat bitter if poured hard to make head. Head not worth the pour. That said, not too impressed off the bat but while eating food it went down smooth and easy, was swigging it as if it were a bud light, though I enjoyed my ice water more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (1003) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle at home, 27th December 14. Dark pour, large head. Aroma dark roasted coffee beans, a little chocolate. Taste is smooth, high quality coffee , and a dusting of cocoa. Lovely stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (621) - CROATIA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle; pours very dark brown with a mocha colored head; roasted coffee aroma with hints chocolate and dark fruit; taste is bittersweet roasted coffee with some chocolate, vanilla, and dark fruit; bitter coffee finish; very drinkable and nicely balanced hiding the alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
12-16 oz on draft at True Brew Mito Station, plastic cup with the free beer ticket from the Kiuchi tour. Finished it off on the train ride to Ueno Station. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes of coffee/espresso, bitter roast, dark chocolate, caramel. Medium-full body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2231) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
330ml LCBO bottle. black, tan head. huge deep black malt aroma. dark fruit, touch of soy, toffee. the depth is impressive, but it remains highly drinkable. love this beer and this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
Incredible amount of strong dark coffee with sweet cocoa powder, and light grassy hops. Regular mouth feel, and carb. The finish is super roasty, with another incredible amount of cold coffee with a hint of cocoa sweetness. A superb stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
330 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep brown-black with a creamy tan head. Aroma: Rich, roasted, sweet malts, milk chocolate and vanilla, coconut(?), with an odd fruity/savoury note Palate: Fairly full, silky body and full, rounded, velvety carbonation, really nice mouthfeel. Flav.: Milk chocolate, cacao, some coffee notes, coconut, rich and friendly, still has an off, savoury tropical fruit thing going on, roasted malts and a bit of grape jelly; sweet with fair bitterness and a long, smooth, coffee and milk chocolate finish.

Quite a good sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (506) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
330ml bottle. Murky dark brown with a ring of tan foam. Flavors are milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malts and caramel with fruity notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

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