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Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 503   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
invinoveritas (107) - 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 (4658) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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 (1323) - 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 (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - 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 (6447) - 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 (866) - 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 (1368) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1017) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Aroma - faint powdered chocolate and evaporated milk Appearance - body is bistre brown. The head about 1" and beige, settles slowly. Taste - light chocolate, slight roast, and a touch of barley. Palate - body is under medium, the texture slightly creamy, the carbonation soft, and the finish slight touch of roast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle at home in a goblet. Pours a dark black with ample tan head. Some mild lace. Aroma is milk chocolate and cocoa nibs, roasted malts, Whoppers, nuget. Taste is quite sweet chocolate, nuget, roasted malts, some cloves, and caramel. Very sweet. Thick velvet mouth. Overall OK but not really my favorite style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
willisread (2209) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle from Hasegawa. Pours a deep brown to black with a small latte colored ring around the edge. Roasted malt aromas abound with some fresh prune. Cola-like mouthfeel with some roasty bitterness on the palate. Sourness comes out as it warms along with some light creamer. Body is pretty thin and slightly watery though. Pretty average beer that doesn’t come together that well. Bitter and watery finish.

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