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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan

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RATINGS: 954   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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3.9
   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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rototo64 (43) - Mouguerre, FRANCE - APR 25, 2015
On a un liquide bien noir, avec de léger reflets grenat à la lumière, une jolie mousse crémeuse et généreuse se forme,et retombe assez vite et laisse un collier , comme un vrai espresso.Au nez, c’est chocolaté , le café est là, mais assez léger je trouve par rapport a ce que j’attendais.; on est quand meme clairement dans le café qui réveille plus que dans le jus de chaussette...en bouche,c’est léger, je m’attendais à une texture plus sirupeuse,mais non, c’est léger,et sincerement café, chocolat, plus que cacao, légerement vanillé,hmmm, et revla le café, le grain de café bien senti, suave mais pas acide, l’arrière gout est phénoménale, vraiment celui d’un espresso, c’est léger et facile à boire,ça vous laisse le palais entièrement recouvert d’une couche de café,et ça dure, ça dure .c’est bon ,c’est doux.Le réglisse apparait en se réchauffant.C’est idéalement équilibré,si je devais trouver une critique, c’est un peu trop retenu, on est au bord de l’Impérial, mais il manque l’extravagance..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1785) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts coffee espresso caramel spicy dark fruits and hops flavor roasted malts coffee spicy laurel caramel dark fruits and bitter hops

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (678) - Xiamen, CHINA - APR 22, 2015
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Labelled as 7%. Pours dark brown black with a dissipating off white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is a little oily. Some berries in here. Dry finish. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (173) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
33 cl teku glass. Straight from Japan to Milan in my luggage. Pours a large espresso/very tanned creamy and dense head; pitch black colour. Smells dark chocolate, with wonderful espresso notes, vanilla, rich malts. Tastes italian moka coffee, cocoa, licorice, roasted malts, bit wood; mild sweetness and bitterness too, super smooth and so greatly balanced, nice umami too. Correct and quite soft carbonation, medium bodied, silky and slightly sticky body, bit astringency too. Such a remarkably, great clean cocoa and roasty finish, clean especially for being a stout. Balance, smoothness.. and refinement say it all, awesome and solid brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1925) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2015
This is a good looking stout. The body is jet black with a mocha head that looks for all money as if it is actually a thickshake. The aroma is of an espresso dessert with dark chocolate and maybe even a whiff of peat smoke. Some vanilla comes through the fug of coffee and woodsmoke. Glorious. It is thick and lush, more like mousse than beer with a creamy, sweet finish. I get the fruit toward the end - black cherry jam. This is love, it really is.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hohops (463) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2015
Appearance is very dark, ruby hints, with a foamy light brown head which leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma- loads of coffee, hint of vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, tiramisu, fudge cake. Taste- big roastiness, masses of coffee- rich espresso, with an underlying toffee/caramel sweetness. Burnt toast, rich malts, dark chocolate cake, excellent- tastes bigger than 7%.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cityzen (44) - FRANCE - APR 11, 2015
Je découvrais les droits marquées en café avec cette bière japonaise. Même si je reconnais la profondeur de texture, la richesse de gout, je n’ai pas non plus été co quais. Mais il y a un vrai travail , d’où une note correcte.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1525) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle at SBWF 2012. Pale brown head. Red-brown color. Roasted malty aroma that also dominate the taste together with chocolate and soy taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
magicmn (116) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 1, 2015
Bottled in Haggis Pub Moscow. Deep black colour, intensive aroma of green coffee. Taste is verry dry same coffee as it is in aroma, bitterness is strong enough. Later you can feel pleasant smoothness and light cream notes. Good balance even im not a big fan of coffee RIS style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2515) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
0,33 l bottle from Biervana chocolate, coffee, roasty, cereal, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, salty, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,


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