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98
100
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Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: Stout
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

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RATINGS: 1196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

Hop: Chinook, Kent Golding
Malt: Pale, Crystal, Black, Chocolate
Others: Roasted Barley, Coffee beans
SRM: 100

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2012
12 oz bottle, split with a friend. Pours a thick black color, nearly opaque. Foamy tan head with good lacing. Aroma was strongly coffee and malt. Flavor was coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Had a very nice sour backside as well. Overall, this was an excellent beer, and I’d definitely get it again.


5
Gangstergafje (1358) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2018
21-01-2018; bottle; drank in Voss, Norway (bought at Saveur Bière). The beer looks amazing! When pouring the beer, you can see that it has a high viscosity...it is a nice and thick and pitch black! It really is a dark beer. Not even in strong light a glow appears...it is just pitch black and dense. On top of the beer a lovely layer of brown foam is formed. Foam retention is avarage. A thin drape is left after some time. Amazing looks, just what I look for in a beer. The smell of the beer is very nice. It is a full and robust stout smell. Malts give some lovely aromas. I smell chocolate, roasted barley, nice burnt malts, and lovely coffee. The coffee aromas of the malts come together with the coffee aromas that come from the coffee itself. They are nice and pure, with a nice sour touch coffee beens can have. Very nice. Hops seem to give the beer a last fruity note, to complete the whole thing. The taste of the beer is also heavenly. It is very rich and full. Full malty flavours, with chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted and burnt malts, a dash of dark forest fruits...it is all there. The coffee beens give a delicious bitterness and slight sour note, purely coffee. The hops also give a nice fruity twist, and a nice fruity fresh bitterness. Together with the sweetness of the malts, and the bitterness of the coffee and roasted barley and the slightly savoury note of the burnt malts, the beer is perfectly balanced. Really nice and an explosion of flavour. The palate of the beer also is lovely. It was already visible that the beer has a full body and a nice thick and creamy texture. Carbonation is low, but the coffee and alcohol give a nice tingling sensation, so there is no need for high carbonation. The low carbo makes the beer extra smooth and slick. Very nice. The finish is long and filled with loads of coffee, some nice chocolate and soft toasted malts. Especially the coffee and chocolate fade away slowly into a nice mocha ending, with a lovely bitterness and sweetness. The mocha lingers on for quite some time. A beer to enjoy with time. It is very nice, really a must.

4.3
KegMeister10 (3) - Bangkok, THAILAND - JAN 19, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2018 smooth top with dark color. coffee aroma is dominated with little chocolate and vanilla. medium body and not dry finish

3.7
GregMooreNH (269) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 15, 2018
Pouts black with light head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is dark chocolate, moving to dried fruit and rich coffee. Finish is smooth coffee. A very good stout.

4
DraftDodger (1801) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2017
Copenhagen 17/12 2017. 33 cl bottle from Mad & Vin. Cute red owl surrounded by brown and yellow whirlpool on the label. Pours opaque dark dark brown with light beige head. Settles as thin patch of foam. Remnants of yeast floating around in the beer. No Lacing.Aroma is sweet and intense on a heavy bitter background. Sweet Cocoa and brown sugar dominated with heavy coffee giving a Sound base. Medium carbonation and thick, oily palate. Flavor is medium to strong sweet balanced by coffee bitterness. Lingering bittersweet Aftertaste. A perfect fit for a piece of chocolate after dinner. Well done.

3.6
rotaman14 (790) - Wiesbaden, GERMANY - DEC 10, 2017
Strong coffee aromas. Fairly malty taste with an instant coffee aftertaste. Quite full body.

3.8
wombat23 (2148) - Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma and taste of espresso, roasted malt, dark chocolate. Very nice.

3.3
darbeer75 (1125) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2017
Aroma: roasty, malty; some soy sauce; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head; Taste: follows nose with some additional coffee; still some soy sauce in there; Palate: heavy body with long, roasty finish; Overall: pretty good but can't get past the soy sauce.

4
YantarCoast (1625) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2017
330ml bottle from RusBeerShop in Moscow. Pours black with a medium-sized long lasting tan head. Aroma is coffee, roastiness, soy sauce. Taste is dry and bitter, roast, espresso, dark chocolate. Very drinkable.

3.9
DavidSvinth (377) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 På flaske. Fantastisk, forførende aroma af kaffe og ristet brød. Smagen bitter som stærk kaffe. Den er kraftig og insisterende og lige til den gode side. Jeg savner lidt mere kompleksitet og lidt mindre kaffebitterhed. Ellers er der virkelig en god øl!

4.1
biilz (281) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2017
Отличный классический стаут. Аромат сильно кофейный но при этом не очень приятный. Симпатичная кофейная пенка. Вкус довольно резок, собственно сам Эспреессо с няшной этикетки. Также чувствуется слегка жженая карамель. Послевкусие плавное, кофейное.


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