overall
98
100
style
Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Hop: Chinook, Kent Golding
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Black, Chocolate
Others: Roasted Barley, Coffee beans
SRM: 100

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tania_nexust (239) - Greater London, - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle consumed Oct 2012, brought back from trip to Japan in April 2011. Accidental aging (in back of beer cupboard) seemed to have brought out vinous notes in it, almost a hint of barrel-aging character. The coffee was muted on the nose, but it was still there subtly in its full-bodied rich roasty flavour – not as much perhaps as a younger version of the beer, but I savoured the increased structure that had come through with time, and the subtle blending of roast malt, coffee, sweetness, wine and oakey tones.


3.5
mmmeinike (302) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2017
Dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is coffee and roasted malt. Taste is coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

4.5
lidor1995 (136) - ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2017 Bottle unfortunately expired, pours from the oily and black with no head, roasted aroma, strong taste of coffee with boozey notes

4.2
RickFifty (1399) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2017
Dark brown color, light brown head. Rich malty nose, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee. Roasted malt taste, brown sugar, vanilla, espresso with bitter finish. Full to medium body, soft carbonation.
9, 4, 8, 4, 17

3.9
Zilb (379) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - NOV 2, 2017
1 mois avant DLC. Brassée avec des grains de café. Bue avec moelleux chocolat. Noire opaque, petite mousse beige tenue moyenne sans carbo, normal pour le style. Arôme sur le café et le réglisse. Pointe caramel. En bouche, café doux, caramel et chocolat noir. Final avec légère amertume bienvenue, et pointe d'alcool (7,5%) bien dosée. Superbe équilibre global ! Une superbe stout bien qu'habituellement pas mon style de bière !

3.5
evannell (1378) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 2, 2017
Aromat kawy, ciemnej czekolady, ale również jakiś dodatkowy, kwaśny, średnio przyjemny. W smaku również wszystko fajnie oprócz tej lekkiej, jeżynowej kwaśności. Nie do końca mi ona tutaj pasuje. Tym niemniej oprócz tego przyjemna wanilia, zwietrzałe espresso, gorzka czekolada na końcu. Przyjemne koniec końców. Dość mocno nagazowane, prawie zero słodyczy. A chuj z tym, i tak wypiję.

3.2
danielst (420) - AUSTRIA - OCT 26, 2017
33cl bottle. Dark brown. Aroma is roasty, with caramel maltiness and coffee. The flavor is quite heavy on the coffee, aftertaste is like having bubbly coffee. Astringent and rather light mouthfeel. A little one-note, but solid.

3.4
Ritzn (1808) - GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Darkest brown with medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dried cocoa, bell peppers, a hint of fish. Taste is dry coffe, a bit mild apple sourness and soy sauce. Medium drinkable and not entirely smooth. Good. A bit too dry for me.

4
jonas (8035) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle, thanks for bringing rating #8000 Jan! Black, creamy brown head. Light oxidized coffee aroma, strong roasted, soy sauce, fruits. Medium full, mellow body. Light chili/spice entry, licorice, dark chocolate, great coffee profile on the palate. Dry coffee finish. Really deserves the Espresso on the label.

4
SinH4 (6257) - Garching b. M�nchen, GERMANY - OCT 24, 2017
Bottle, jonas' 8k, many thanks jfb! Opaque brown color with beige head. Aroma is super nice espresso ground, a touch green bell peppers, chocolate, roast. Taste is espresso ground, chocolate, a touch liquorice, umami. Lots of espresso in the finish. High carbonation. Awesome!

2.7
bewyder (543) - FRANCE - OCT 18, 2017
Noire aux reflets bruns, opaque, peu effervescente, malt grillé, notes café pas lourdes en finale, avec une petite amertume qui contre balance bien. Pour un genre qui ne me plait pas, elle est très accessible. Bouteille 33cl acheté chez Nicolas, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 02/10/2017.


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