Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 945   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.

apshah99's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Black pour with thin brown head, aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Tastes of caramel malt and yeast, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Nice bitter finish of roasted coffee. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2457) - 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,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trith1 (19) - - MAR 19, 2015
This is a very easy going stout. Clean espresso, and big smacks of hop. It leaves you wanting more, but more of what? I'm not sure. I could easily transfer to espresso martinis at this point, or head back to a dry lip-smacking porter. Its a fantastic beer and definitely worth seeking out. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CGChick (1) - - MAR 12, 2015 does not count
Cocoa-y, caramel, vanilla, espresso. Very full feel. One of my favorite stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fombe89 (241) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 9, 2015
Botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 07/03/2015.Color negro, espuma beige. Aromas a chocolate. Cuerpo ligero. Carbonatacion moderada.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (817) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours an opaque black / brown, decent head that dies to a ring, small flecks of lace. Nose is light roasted malt, some minor coffee notes. Tastes sweet, chocolate, bitter, roasted malt, coffee beans and like coffee grounds at times, I like it though. One of the more smooth espresso stouts I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2015
pretty good version of a coffee stout. I actually get a strong currant flavor which isn’t bad but I prefer more of a bitter roasted flavor especially sine this has espresso beans added. Huge down tick for me is almost $6 for a 330ml bottle! That is insane! Won’t buy again due to price but a very we’ll made stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tayeth (324) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Nachtschwarze Farbe mit bräunlichem Schaum.mGeruch nach Kaffee, Karamell und Alkohol. Eher trocken, wenig Schokolade. Geschmack relativ bitter und trocken. Eindeutiges Kaffeearoma, wenig Schokolade, keine Raucharomen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gueuze (466) - - MAR 1, 2015
Geruch leicht säuerlich mit Kaffeenoten. Im Geschmack kommt dann der Espresso klar durch, der wie ein Espresso auch nachhängt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (64) - ESTONIA - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma: malt, coffee, roasty, Appearance: black, hazy, brown foam, Taste: medium sweetness, very bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brandon1989 (395) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2015
This beer pours a dark black color with a thick khaki head that had good retention and left great lacing around the glass. The aroma is espresso, dark coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, some ash. The flavor is dark roasted barley, dark roasted bitter coffee, charcoal, dark fruits, and some chocolate. I don’t pick up much hops and the mouthfeel is medium. For the price, this beer is not an every day drinker but it is worth at least one try.

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