Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 818   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 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stevendoel (26) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Nice dark appearance with a slight coffee aroma. I'm not a huge fan of coffee beers but this one has a nice dry start with a slightly sweet/coffee finish. Pleasently surprised -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (767) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en cimmeria en el momento el 07-06-2914. Fecha de cons pref para 02-2015. Color negro intenso brillante con bastante espuma al servir, quedándose al poco tiempo en una pequeña corona de color beige oscuro. Aromas de café quemado y achicoria bastante intensos. Cuerpo medio de 7 vol con bastante espuma al paso por boca, que va desapareciendo poco a poco hasta quedarse casi en un suave licor de café torrefacto. Sabores ligeros, predominando el café y achicoria, algo de maltas tostadas y cacao. Buena increíble su sabor de café tostado y potente. Para repetir de nuevo,, claro.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
7% AVB on bottle,,, where is the missing .5%...... ????? caramel, bread, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, resin, dough, earthy, leather, alcohol, vanilla, raisin, licorice, black, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, fizzy, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (140) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle. Black, clear, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (917) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle from Hop Hideout in Sheffield. Pours black with a tan head. Wow. This is very tasty. Start off a with a little sweetness with notes of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. The finish is dry and full of delicious coffee flavour. Very, very good. Just a tiny bit over carbonated would be my only criticism.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chefseanjudd (28) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
A great beer from the bottle or on tap. Strong, roasty coffee aroma with background vanilla, raisins. Rich brown colour with tan head. The taste is where it becomes exceptional. Freshly brewed coffee, chocolate, nuts, vanilla. Great bitter/sweet balance. Gorgeous mouthfeel, smooth, full bodied, creamy. Soft carbonation. Long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (305) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2014
Pours black with a fine tan head. Nose is coffee, raisin, vanilla. Flavor is obviously coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit, with a slightly burnt toast finish. The mouthfeel is really incredible, with very fine carbonation and silky, velvety, slightly thick mouthfeel. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowenbrau (1861) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2014 330ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo.6-05-2014.
In short: a bitter viscous stout.
Pours balck with frothy roch tan head. Moderate head retention, poor lacing. Roasty, coffe, liquor, raisins, plums aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, oily texture. Taste is rich, smooth, bitter, coffe, roasty, some ripe fruit notes. Smooth and balanced, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
atiffee (1) - Cupecoy, - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
On tap at world of beer in key west fl. Beautiful pearly black pour with a thin aromatic head smelling of dark coffee and hints of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a nice aftertaste of fresh espresso. Very smooth and delectible overall

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MayumiH (40) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Aromas of strong coffee and dark chocolate are amazing. I love this beer. The 7% ABV never kicks in for some reason which is a slight disappointment.

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