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


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RATINGS: 1157   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Pours black with a thick tan head and plenty of lace. Aroma is chocolate, fruity. Taste is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and some sweetness. Body is a little thin, slightly dry and sticky with bitter chocolate on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (558) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2017
Pours black from the bottle. The tan head is thick and creamy and leaves a modest amount of sticky lacing clinging to the glass. The aroma is dark fruit, berry, coffee, and a bit earthy. Taste is bitter with strong coffee notes, dark chocolate, a touch sour. The tartness picks up going into the finish and balances the coffee ground bitterness relatively nicely. I really like the body, which is rich, robust, and smooth. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bush_Docta (215) - - FEB 18, 2017
Pours black with a beige, nice head. After opening the bottle theres some dark fruits in the aroma, which are soon dominated by black, fresh, roasted coffee. A hint of dark chocolate too. The taste has coffee all over it - very rich, strong, espresso-like coffee, slight sourness from roasted malts, a bit of dark chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla. Very smooth with a long coffee finish. The beer delivers exactly what it promises, it will certainly appeal to coffee lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marc280 (49) - - FEB 17, 2017
Amazing aroma the coffee comes through along with a rich malty aroma. Thick pillowy tan head. Taste is smooth creamy with espresso and rich malt. Fairly light carbonation. I think my new favourite stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (754) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2017
Lhev 330 ml. Aroma je opravdu lahodně kvov s vraznm ndechem karamelu s lehkm a sladovm pozadm. Pěna je pěkn světle hněd barvy, m krmově jemnou konzistenci, je vysok a drc. Barva samotnho piva je temně čern a neprůsvitn. Chuť je sladov s lehkm ndechem tvarohovho dortu a velmi přjemnm čokoldovm topingem v pozad je znt slab kvov hořkost, kter dobře koresponduje s celkovou chut a nevytvř přehnaně siln ocas. V stech pivo působ plně, m středn řz a je dobře piteln. Jak to přjemn stout se mi to dostal do ruky, opravdu krsn souhra chuti s přjemnm aroma. Ji dlouho jsem si tak nepochutnal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HoopsandHops (45) - ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2017
330 ml bottle in Jerusalem, bb 11/10/17. Pours out dark brown from the bottle and looks outstanding in the glass: two to three fingers of frothy tan head that sticks around and laces as at it settles (5). Aroma is so strong I can smell it from a meter away, and thats with the runny nose Ive had the past week. Up close its a rich chocolaty, fudgy smell, like chocolate fudge ice cream. Some vanilla, cardboard, alcohol (8, because actually not picking up coffee). My goodness, the taste is super rich: thick gooey chocolate fudge up front thats really slow to fade, mildly bitter coffee finish with some alcohol (9). Cant fault the palate for anything: chewy and comfortably carbonated (5). What a delicious drink, great to slosh around in the mouth and savor each gulp anew, a dangerous beer to keep in the house (19)!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1554) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2017
Black color. Nice, beige head . Aroma of coffee, roasted malt and... window detergent (probably a spoiled bottle). Surprisingly great taste with lot of coffee and strong roasted bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (350) - FRANCE - JAN 30, 2017
Robe noire et opaque, la mousse ne tient pas. Armes caf et fum. Got caf puissant, notes de vanille. On reste sur du chocolat en bouche avec une amertume plutt soutenue. Lamertume et le caf restent en bouche. Trs bon Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s00sl (588) - POLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Great beer. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, mild taste with medium to low bittenress and accents of coffee and roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Faathoven (85) - Barcellona P.G., ITALY - JAN 27, 2017
Pours dark brown, almost black with tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, brown sugar, not so powerful. Flavour quite the same with little coffee forward, dark chocolate and dark malts. Finish is bitter roasty and green coffee beans. Medium body, thin texture. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karelbeersindral (83) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 19, 2017
Intense coffee beans, dark chocolate, prunes, vanilla, all the goodness of the perfect espresso stout.

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