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


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RATINGS: 1178   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
The aroma is a sweet roasted malt and coffee. Strangely the sweetness isn’t in the taste. Instead you get a dark roasty malt with a big coffee flavor. Long finish with a little chocolate. Very easy drinking. This is a great beer.

bewyder (530) - 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.

marcotetta (146) - - OCT 16, 2017
Drinked in bottle. On the nose a very elegant bitter chocolate note, coffee beans and hints of roasted coconut. In mouth is medium full bodied, very balanced and enjoyable, a nice warm sensation. A lovely dark bitter chocolate after taste. Great beer

MD11 (46) - - OCT 16, 2017
Bevuta in bottiglia. Colore tonaca di frate Co riflessi rossi. Schiuma fine color cappuccino. Carbonazione bassa. Al naso tutto il caffè che si può immaginare con leggero cioccolato e la vaniglia. In bocca dolcezza media. Ottimo corpo, molto ben bilanciata. Finale avvolgente.

matthewjk (1124) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2017
Very pleased with this first try from Hitachino! Sure, it was absurdly expensive, but hey, who doesn't love trying new beer. This one is BOLD: it has considerable roast and the espresso comes through big on the nose and on the taste buds. I can recommend, but probably not a repeat buy at current price point. 11.2 oz bottle

oobawa (1662) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 7, 2017
Easygoing coffee stout, bold notes of java and chocolate undercut by hints of cherry and anise, finishing with a modest bitterness and a slightly unwanted tart streak. Nowhere near a RIS—despite what the description says—but still enjoyable as a dry stout. Mocha nose, okay pour, and the texture is a tad light for the style. Not bad.

Nordcore (1607) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2017
Bottle. Black with a medium light brown head. Aromas of coffee and malt. Sweet taste with a soft cooffee end.

PlutonowyMan (868) - Baardegem, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2017 Kolor czarny. Wysoka, puszysta, w kolorze brązowym piana. Aromat jest kawowy. Paloność mocnej kawy, dodam, że dobrze posłodzonej bo jest naprawdę słodki likierowy. W tle nieco nut czekoladowych. Smak ponownie jest mocno kawowy, paloność jest sucha, mocna, a kawa jest gorzka. Goryczka nie jest jednak bardzo intensywna, przynajmniej taka jest odczuwalna. Jest wyraźna kawowa, sucha i nieco szorstka. Wysycenie średnie. Faktura piwa jest gładka, miękką, jednak w samym piwie jakby nieco brakowało ciała.

xmunozsbd (137) - Sabadell, - SEP 12, 2017
Celebrant la Diada del 11 de setembre. WE WANT TO VOTE! Freedom for Catalonia! Cafè ben compensat... potser li falta una mica de cos.

Cavie (4775) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown to black color. Brown foamy head. Almost opaque with a clear ruby highlight note. Refreshing aroma. Some coffee notes but they are faint. Dark chocolate, roasted malt, low dark fruit. Flavor is bitter, roasted. Medium full body. Dark fruit notes in the flavor. Coffee flavor is evident but again faded.

Dorita (55) - SPAIN - SEP 9, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2017 Nice stout with coffee added. Nice brown head, coffee and soy aroma. Heavy body, coffee, liquorice and soy flavour.

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