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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1047   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.

Linc's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Linc (739) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2016
Asahiya hooked my wife and I up with this Valentine’s Label version of their Espresso Stout 7% which is the highest rated Japanese Brew. It pours a dark black with a lovely rusty tan head. A creamy ground espresso bean aroma entices. Fairly full bodied with a somewhat dry finish. The taste is espresso with a light sweetness then bitter dark chocolate and roastiness. Very solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1486) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Bottle to taster Consummation: Smoky and umami coffee. Adjunct: Very creamy, bitter, dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kustie (588) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Opaque black color with quite thick tanned head. Aroma has caramel, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Taste is malty with quite long a bit bitter and not so sweet finish. Flavors of coffee, black currant, roasted or even burned malt, dark chocolate. Excellent one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Edmis (20) - LITHUANIA - JAN 29, 2016
Espresso? Oh, es indeed. You can feel coffee and rostate taste overal solid stout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (476) - GERMANY - JAN 28, 2016
Schwarz mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Röstmalzig, reichlich Kaffee, bitter, etwas Vanille, dunkle Schokolade, würzig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
caribou43 (237) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2016 It is a good beer, we can smell the coffee, interesting beer nice black color and brown foam. There is an interesting side bitter and of course the coffee nespresso is giving a nice side "onctueux". It is a stout not so ordinary and I was astonished to find this beer in the pibar at the tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 19, 2016
very nice and rich on coffee flavours and aromas. quite light as a stout usually is and some sweetness. roasted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lilsummerlil (9) - THAILAND - JAN 17, 2016 does not count
Strong coffee smell and the taste is like a party in your mouth!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daydesiang (28) - MALAYSIA - JAN 14, 2016
Aroma: coffee! Appearance: black Taste: strong coffee Palate: full body, thick Overall: Day - Columbia bean Latte, once in a blue moon Night - Hitachino Espresso

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2016
Pitch black with brown foam and a nice taste of coffee. Nose is coffee and sweet chocolate. Would have scored even better if it wasn’t for the irritating sour aftertaste.

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