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


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RATINGS: 1182   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2013
A - Dark black-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. Fades normal. S - Roasted chocolate and caramel malts, molasses, roasted coffee, black licorice, touch of vanilla. T - Dark chocolate and caramel malts, roasted coffee, molasses, black licorice, a touch of vanilla and dark fruit. M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet, roasted, and dry finish. D - Nice coffee stout. Good overall balance.

Fules (1191) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2017
Nagy, tartós hab, egészen sötétbarna szín. Kávés, csokis, pörköltmalátás, aszaltgyümölcsös illat. Csokis, kávés, aszaltgyümölcsös ízvilág, némi kakaóporossággal. Testes, közepesen szénsavas, erős pörkölt keserűvel. Finom, jó arányokkal rendelkező sör.

ERB92 (734) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2017
Aroma of coffee, chocolate, ash, smoke, licorice and soy sauce. Black with a tan head. Medium sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a average carbonation. Overall this is a brilliant Stout. Very nicely balanced between notes of sweet chocolate and bitter coffee, without being to sweet nor to bitter.

MarcoBasile (312) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2017
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee, toffee, dark roasted malts and bitter coffee beans. Taste is rather sweet and sugary. Brown sugar. Little roastiness, from dark roasted malts. Balance is kinda off. Too much sweet and not enough bitter. Medium body, Watery to oily texture, soft carbonation

vipinvelp (4376) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2017
Clear black, dark brown lacing foam head. Great bitter coffee aroma and taste. Chocolate notes. A fine beer. (Velp 201706)

ABS (1051) - Stokke, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours very dark brown, with a small grey to brown head. Chocolate, milk, coffee, vanilla, fruit flavour. Some smoke. Sweet, with quite a lot of bitterness as well. Smooth. Thick body, soft to flat carbonation. Very good!

gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2017
330 ml bottle. Opaque brown color. Large bubbly tan head. Rich chocolatey dark malt nose is redolent of espresso. Rich and malty with notes of chocolate ganache and brewed espresso. Dark dried fruit, vanilla and burnt sugar. Quite tasty.

Scipio (1045) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Pours black with a medium, smooth looking, tan head. The aroma is very roasted. Its heavy in chocolate and coffee, along with milder amounts of vanilla, licorice, and a slight caramel. The taste is sweet and bitter, and its fairly heavy in both. While still being roasted, chocolate is the dominant impression. Undertones are balanced between raisin, coffee, cocoa, and licorice. Big chocolate aftertaste sticks with you for quite awhile. This is full in body, has a thick, creamy texture, has flat carbonation. Its very rich so I probably wouldn’t drink a ton of these. But its good.

sephyrott (109) - - MAY 22, 2017
330ml from bottle bought in Kamakura (Japan). This is a really good stout, well balanced, coffee flavour, excellent aftertaste

dimeon (217) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 21, 2017
A: Pitch black with a large tan head N: Lots of dark roast coffee, some bitter notes T: A full wallop of coffee on the palate. Strong bitterness. Pairs very well with ice cream. P: Medium O: Satisfying coffee stout. Quite a bit of gloopy residue at the bottom of the bottle, though.

tfredvik (1941) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2017
Pours a black body with a large, creamy, tan and very long-lived head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on my glass. Strong aroma of chocolate sauce, cocoa and dark caramel. After swirling the glass the strong coffee pops up, and almost outshines the previously mentioned notes. Also hints of lactic sugar? Strong flavour that is dominated by strong coffee, also sweet caramel, dark roasted malt and chocolate. Moderate sweet taste followed by a moderate bitter and long-lasting finish. Delicious mouthfeel: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Brilliant brew!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

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