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Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Sweet Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan


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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A perfect mixture of coffee, chocolate, and roasted flavors in the nose and on the palate. No bitterness, but sweet notes throughout to the very finish.   Malts: Marris Otter, Wheat, Crystal   Hops: Kent Golding   Adjuncts: Roasted Barley, Lactose   Original Gravity: 1.06

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2064) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout by Kiuchi Brewery at Konstruktorska Business Center Kawowy, drewniany, ciemnoowocowy, lacto ewidentne nieprzegiete, ciut wodnisty, kwaskowaty i skodki, najsik

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (2627) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at the Lower Right, Tokyo. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Malty, milk chocolate, cocoa, bit roasted, sweet. Short finish, and light even a bit watery. Not bad, but too light for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2749) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home, a bit past the best before date. Black color. Beige head with little retention. Aroma’s of sweet chocolate, light roast, some berries. More roasty retronasal, mocha, red fruit. Flavor is light sweet, coffee-ish, roasty. Light bodied (almost thin). Short finish, light roasty. Quite nice actually.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
invinoveritas (116) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a burnt cola with a restrained head. The initial caramel aroma is so strong it almost morphs into cheese, underlain by charcoal - changing later into brown sugar and mocha. On tasting there is an upfront dark bitterness, which surprisingly carries through on the watery palate. Coffee with an aftertaste of bananas. Interesting but maybe hampered by the low ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (4831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
On tap at Hitachino Brewing Lab, Tokyo. Close to black with a modest, but lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malt with some milky notes, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Medium sweet with a medium flavour intensity and a slightly dry and lightly bitter finish. Mild and easy to drink, not to exciting, but certainly decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (1359) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2016
355ml bottle served in an ordinary glass. Pours a deep black color forming a medium dark beige head with good retention that forms some chunks in the glass. Nose is sweet. Strong notes of chocolate. Roasted malts, coffee beand and caramel. Light notes of wheat and earth. Grassy hops profile. Slightly sweet upfront. Sweet in overall. Strong notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate. Notes of milk, earth, vanilla and coffee beans. Medium to low bitterness. Some grassy hops notes in the end. Light but creamy body. Medium carbonation. Dark chocolate notes in the aftertaste. Medium drinkability. Not bad

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamnowek (1884) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 19, 2016
Dark brown with a thin, mocha head. Aroma is lactose. Feels like a cola. Taste is sour milk. Not sure these will ever be my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6779) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2016
330 ml bottle, from Matkroken Stokka. BB date 01.2014. Black colour, large to moderate tan head. Aroma of lactose and moderately roasted malts, hints of chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel. The flavour is nice and smooth, with mild roasty notes, some lactose (but not too sweet), hints of mild coffee and chocolate. Pleasant and easy to drink. Might well buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PeatyPete (954) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
Black color with beige head. Aroma of caramel and a little cola-like. Taste is caramel, toffee, cheese and whey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerheart65 (1422) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2016
Blind tasted. Black, slightly colaish color, creamy light brown head, bit lacing. Very mild aroma, semisweet malt mildly roasted, bit licorice, suryp, bit dark bread. Semidry, light to medium body, low carbonation, watery feel, short finish. Diluted and watery.

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