Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 20, 2008
minimal tan head, dark brown to black body. a very tempting aroma for a coffee appreciator such as myself. And the bitter is unrivaled among stouts. I’ve not had a stout this well balanced, and with such a pleasant hoppiness in a while. I had the opportunity to visit this brewery this summer, and I was delighted to find their winter seasonal available at my local beer store when after I returned to the US. Yippee!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (732) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2015
Aroma of coffee grounds. Taste is a strong, strong espresso with a bit of sour milk and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kavu (3011) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2015
A taste from a bottle @ a friend’s place. Pours very dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, bitter black coffee and some alcohol. Flavor is dark roasted malts, coffee, some alcohol and hops. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lambister (331) - FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
33 cl bottle from Uba & Humal, Tallinn. Deep dark color with slight cappucino head. Rich nose with rich coffee and chocolate nose. Smooth velvety rich palate with loads of flavors of cofffee and spices. Surprisingly brilliant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dermi (788) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2015
33 cl, bottled. 7 % (BB 09.2016). Pours black with a fine tanned head. Aroma: Coffee, roasted malt. Taste: Medium+ sweet, pleasant bitterness. Coffee, malts in flavour. Hints of salt. Minerals, minimal tones of some wood, leather - unlit tobacco. Palate: Medium body, quite crisp carbonation, a bit oily. Strong bitter aftertaste. Interesting strong stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (677) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Great coffee aroma with caramel and brandy. Taste: like espresso, only better, chocolate, cream, sparkling, delicious!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (4457) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
330ml bottle @ Koht. Pours black with a thin brown head. Strong coffee notes, roastedness. Flavor has espresso, ash, roasted malt. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (1345) - SPAIN - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cervezorama 2.0. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malts, coffee / Malta tostada, cafe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (675) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Pitch black oily color with a brown foam ring. The smell is best described by the name of the beer. The taste is smooth, sweet, light oily, thick and intense on coffee flavors and has the stout typical particle mouth feeling. The aftertaste is smooth, thick and coffee and chocolate like. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ScipioA (393) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Pours out looking like soda with an opaque dark maroon body and a thin tan head. Aromas are fruits and dark chocolate, flavors fairly similar. Actually drinking it adds plenty of roasted flavor. Perfect light and frothy mouthfeel. Very impressive stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (1040) - Poznań, POLAND - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Black with creamy head, looks like coffee :). In aroma great espresso coffee with some chocolate malts in the background. In taste coffee notes with nice roastiness, no sourness. Medium body, dry finish, low bitterness. Great beer.

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