overall
99
100
style
Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Very good. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of licorice and espresso. Tastes the same with a sweet vanilla start and nicely balanced bitter finish.


3
k_gadeberg (54) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2017
On bottle @Ølfred - Aarhus Streetfood Pours black, with light brown foam. Scent of chocolate, not very coffee like, more chocolaty, intense despite the low abv.

3.5
sarauckelman (540) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Opaque black with dark tan head. There’s something in the aroma that doesn’t quite smell right -- a bit fruity, a bit molasssey? -- in addition to the expected coffee smell. Very thick, but clears out of the mouth quickly. A bit bitter. Many layers of flavor.

3.9
uckelman (799) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Pours black. Ring of head. Has a lot of legs when swirled. Texture is oily, silky, full. Great texture. Lots of very good stoutyness. :)

4.1
Fules (1229) - 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.

3.8
ERB92 (739) - 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.

3.5
MarcoBasile (424) - 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

3.9
vipinvelp (4429) - 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)

4
ABS (1069) - 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!

4
gripweed57 (2462) - 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.

3.8
Scipio (1082) - 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.


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