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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1177   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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GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2008 Holy moly, it lives up to it’s name. Pours black w/ a full, bronze colored creamy froth. Superb head retention. Froth reduces to a thick, sticky, creamy lace. The aroma alone is worth buying this brew. Heavy, heavy, heavy espreso. It’s so heavily roasted it smells like chipotle peppers hot off the grill. I really have to say WOW! at this point. LOL. Full nectar w/ creamy residual effers. Awsome! I’m amazd at this flavor profile. This brew excedes my expectations. It’s not sweet at all. HUGE roasted espresso flavors dominate like the tripods in War of the Worlds. Big balancing malts provide the life sustaining backbone to push this brew into overdrive and through the stratosphere. The finish is long and lasts forever w/ perfect bittering. Overall: no words can describe the emotional experience this brew evokes. This is on my list as one the few brews that have left such an impression on my psychi. Good job amigos! Hghy recommended.

5
Funknmilla (747) - WAYNE, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Almost black , caramel head...fluffy, looks like cappuccino...smells like coffee beans after a chocolate bath and a car bomb, ..in Vineland!....amped up coffee ice cream initially, then the beans, my mouth is saturated with them, and it is fulfilled to the maximum fulfillment....palate is even tempered, medium to full, creamy and supple...I love coffee, so I am jaded to non-coffee fans...I love it!!...Yum....Delish....Succulent!

5
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Pours a dark black with a dark brown head. This beer has one of the most beautiful aromas I’ve ever experienced. Very strong coffee bean/espresso presence as well as a burnt dark chocolate scent. The coffee/espresso theme again is dominant in the taste but a nice dark chocolate taste balances it out perfectly not making it too bitter. A nice combination of caffeine kick and alcohol strength. The best infusion of coffee and alcohol that I have tasted and Hitachino’s best beer.

5
davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Full marks! Feels like an imperial stout. Aromas of chocolate, coffee (dominating), liquorice, spice, cherries, and a hint of alcohol. Taste starts sweet, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

4.9
nearbeer (5556) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2007
33 cl. Opaque black with a 4 finger head that lasts. Aroma is coffee with cream, charred wood, dry oats, and cocoa. Flavors of espresso with sugar and cream, cocoa, smoky hickory, and green herbs. Medium-heavy body is smoooooth and has a just-right dry finish. Best... stout... ever.

4.9
Hop_Hedonist (625) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2013
Superb - strong Choc/coffee - coffee liqueur aftertaste - super smooth on the tongue - addictive stuff.

4.9
atiffee (1) - Cupecoy, - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
On tap at world of beer in key west fl. Beautiful pearly black pour with a thin aromatic head smelling of dark coffee and hints of chocolate. Smooth on the palate with a nice aftertaste of fresh espresso. Very smooth and delectible overall


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