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Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Ibaraki, Japan


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RATINGS: 482   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2610) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle from Taniguchi. Pouring a deep reddish brown that settles black in the glass with a fizzy/foamy tan head. The nose is definitely sweet with that lacto character to it, savoury dark chocolate with hints of roastiness. Medium bodied with a scratchy carbonation rather than the velvety smoothness I am looking for. The taste is roasty, dark chocolate, sweet a touch of candied figs or plums. Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, light roast, taste is similar, creamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bill Becker (449) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a pitch black with a 1 finger head of tan foam with plenty of sticky lacing. It smells milky, a bit on the sweet side, not a lot of firmness to the aromas. The taste starts off sweetish, has that Milk Stout flavour though it IS subdued because of the low abv. It finishes neutral taste wise and watery body wise. A true session ale here but I’m not leaning towards buying a lot more and sessioning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hkrivera (152) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - DEC 30, 2014
Labeled as sweet Stout but it is a Porter for sure. Too low on the Porter side category, but good coming from Japan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Brown, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & astringent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14353) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Sourced Market, St Pancras. Black beer lasting thick tan head. Very lacto on the aroma. Some medium sweet stout flavour in the mouth. Not much on the finish. Very lacto and not really my thing, but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"looks great, nice n smooth, if a touch thin. lightly roasted flavor and aroma with some burnt sugar on top. nothin special, but a pretty nice dessert beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (1678) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Aroma: intense sweet, ripe fruits, bread, caramel and toasted malts. Appearance:dark brown/black, medium creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: initial sweets dominate, milk, chocolate, light coffee, toasted notes. Overall: OK Sweet Stout, but is quite unremarkable. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1615) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle from Vesuvio, Darlington. Pours black with a quickly fading tan head. Pretty thin tasting with some decent coffee notes and a fair bit of sweetness. A bit too carbonated too. An OK stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maximet (111) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Opaque, dark brown with a coffee foam. Nice dark chocolate aroma, coffee bitternes and some lacto stint. Hint of roasted malt, some chocolate, not much more. Lacto comes in the aftertaste. Lively beer, pretty slim.

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