Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 853   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, - DEC 19, 2007
Black coffee nose..not malt...coffee. Folgers w/ some bakers chocolate and herbal bitterness. Finishes the same. The end

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Almost black with a lasting brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee and a little vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 240914

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11173) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle, 7%. Very dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and espresso. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate, espresso, medium sweet, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ Christers. Pours black with a creamy brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate. Flavor is malt, bitter dark chocolate, espresso, some dark fruit. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry light bitter finish. 240914

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkvoika (14) - ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Dark brown color with thick brown head. Aroma malts and coffee. Taste bitter, burnt bread, dark chocolate. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (87) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle@De Tolly Joogipood. Poursdark brown with medium brownish head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee.Taste is roasted malts, coffee, medium bitter, dark chocolate. Soft carbonation.Well balanced. Full body. Good one

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kauge (152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2014
355 ml bottle at Põrgu in Tallinn (€ 5,70). BB 4/2015. Pours a black colour with a ring of dark brown around the edge. Dark, creamy head drops slowly, leaves a thin film and some lacing, then vanishes. Nose is a very deep mix of dark chocolate, cocoa and well-roasted coffee. The roastiness recalls black bread crust. Mild acidity and maybe even some wild berries. Taste begins with a milky sweet chocolate, then a more dark bitter chocolate, whereas in the finish it’s got a good hoppy bitterness. Palate dry and roasty bitter with a small but prickly carbonation. Alcohol hidden. Overall a very nice, sweet and chocolaty - maybe even overly so - Stout. Kind of expected more of a coffee kick (my palate might’ve had been ruined by garlic bread).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2629) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a large, creamy, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, cofee and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor that endes up dry with bitter notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Impy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aresh (26) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 11, 2014
This truly more like coffee than beer starting from appearance to aroma and finishing with the aftertaste. If you like coffee (which I dont) then this is the sure choice for you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MoritzF (8493) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2014
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black coloured hue with a big and brown firm foamy head. Roasty and slightly leafy malty aroma notes of coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate and a whiff of marzipan. Roasty bitter flavor with a tinge of acidity, which I appreciate in Stouts, medium bodied with a soft, almost creamy carbonation. Robust roasted malt character with distinctive espresso/coffee flavours, accompanied by notes of dark chocolate and traces of liquorice sweetness; roasty bitter finish with coffee flavours, liquorice and a subtle note of cassis in the aftertaste. Very solid brew. 07.IX.14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R4N5H (86) - SINGAPORE - SEP 7, 2014
33cl draught at Smith Street Taps, Singapore. Dark, almost black with a small head. Coffee and malt aroma. Little carbonation, medium body . Taste of roasted malt, strong coffee and dark chocolate. A nice beer to accompany dessert (if you like coffee!)

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