Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 801   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, - JAN 13, 2011
Haven’t rated a beer in years, but this one really inspired me. Such a richly balanced combination of coffee and chocolate. Beautiful full palate with gentle carbonation, carries these flavours so nicely. This is one lovely beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (6) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 23, 2014 does not count
Dark opaque with heavy coffee smell and taste. Enjoyable but a slight gap in taste between the coffee and beer flavours. Bottle slightly over date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5660) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch wunderbar röstmalzig, Vanille, Kaffee, dunkle Früchte. Geschmack röstmalzig, Espresso, Vanille, leicht herb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BRW (688) - Barcelona, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
At BBF. Black colour with beige head. Green coffee aroma, slightly roasted. Green coffe taste, slightly roasted, with some chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andriesradu (405) - ROMANIA - APR 15, 2014
From tap @ BBF 2014. Pours pitch black with a moderate brown head. Heavy espresso aroma, also coffee grounds. roasted malt. Flavor is light to moderate bitter, coffee grounds, intense coffee. Interesting but quite strong coffee notes for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1109) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at Barcelona Beer Festival 2014. Dark color. Smooth body. Nice coffee aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle offered @ home, picked up @ Argonaut Denver a week or two back. Pours a deep brown appearance with a lasting, creamy, dark brown head. The coffee in the nose is phenomenal. Roasted but not overly bitter or acidic. A touch of smoke. Chocolate and vanilla. Fairly soft mouth feel. Medium bodied. Flavor really has a bit roasted coffee flavor without being stupidly overdone like many other coffee stouts. Maybe a touch of fruit, especially near the finish. A slight hint of anise and a little milky. This bad boy fucken kicks some serious ass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TimsRatings (366) - - APR 10, 2014
On tap at BtlRev (Raleigh). Dark brown with tan head. Aroma powerful with coffee. First taste felt like coffee grounds. Espresso DOMINATES flavor, and aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle - BCA - Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; lots of espresso coffee, roasty malts, chocolate, caramel, some vanilla. Fruity; blackcurrants and dark fruits. Really intense coffee smell and taste; but not extreme. Nicely balanced. Very smooth. Sweet coffee chocolate malty and fruity throughout leading to some coffee bitterness in the finish. Super Coffee Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (41) - GREECE - MAR 21, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Black color with lasting beige head. Aroma is full of coffee. There is also some cocoa and vanilla and some notes of alcohol. Alcohol is 7% abv according to the bottle’s label and not 7.5%. Taste starts sweet, roasted malty with chocolate and it ends with bitter coffee. Medium body, sticky with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2605) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Tap. Pours opaque black, large brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is strong espresso, roasty, little else. Flavor is strong coffee, bit of ashtray, light sweet, medium bitter, light acidic. Wow, you need to love coffee to appreciate this one. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, lingering bitter finish.

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