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


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RATINGS: 1175   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
apshah99 (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Black pour with thin brown head, aroma of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. Tastes of caramel malt and yeast, chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Nice bitter finish of roasted coffee. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sephyrott (81) - - MAY 22, 2017
330ml from bottle bought in Kamakura (Japan). This is a really good stout, well balanced, coffee flavour, excellent aftertaste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimeon (75) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 21, 2017
A: Pitch black with a large tan head N: Lots of dark roast coffee, some bitter notes T: A full wallop of coffee on the palate. Strong bitterness. Pairs very well with ice cream. P: Medium O: Satisfying coffee stout. Quite a bit of gloopy residue at the bottom of the bottle, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1912) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2017
Pours a black body with a large, creamy, tan and very long-lived head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on my glass. Strong aroma of chocolate sauce, cocoa and dark caramel. After swirling the glass the strong coffee pops up, and almost outshines the previously mentioned notes. Also hints of lactic sugar? Strong flavour that is dominated by strong coffee, also sweet caramel, dark roasted malt and chocolate. Moderate sweet taste followed by a moderate bitter and long-lasting finish. Delicious mouthfeel: full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Brilliant brew!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 6 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jybi (259) - FRANCE - MAY 17, 2017
Les japonais savent donc galement raliser des stouts. En intgrant directement des grains de caf torrfi dans la recette, les armes de caf sont dailleurs bien prsents en complment darmes de chocolat (malt choco utilis) et de fruits (houblons aromatiques Kent Goldings et Chinook) donnant une belle complexit. Ct intensit, petite dception surtout sur le final qui verra les diffrents armes sestomper.pour laisser principalement lamertume en bouche.EN verre, la robe de cette Espresso Stout est brun fonc et opaque (quasi noir). Leffervescence, peu marque et avec de trs fines bulles ne permet qu une trs faible mousse beige dapparatre la surface. Le nez est puissant, complexe et sur une belle alliance entre caf, chocolat, mlasse et malt torrfi. A la dgustation, lattaque montre galement une belle complexit, sur le caf en principal, mais finement enrichi par un chocolat doux et des notes fruites. Celle-ci est souple, avec cependant des armes peu intenses qui montent alors en puissance, crescendo, avec une deuxime bouche plus prsente, sur le malt avec des armes de chocolat, caramel et de fruits rouges et surtout parfaitement complte par une arrire bouche prsentant une belle amertume et de des notes de caf expresso pur de trs bonnes factures. A noter le bon choix de houblons, Chinook et Kent Goldings, donnant cette fracheur agrable en alliance aux notes de caf et ce petit ct fruit confrant de la complexit la bire. LIBU 36 est bien pens, donnant du peps sans tre agressif. La troisime bouche est par contre relativement linaire avec malheureusement une intensit aromatique dcroissant, avant un final moyennement long, prsentant des notes de caf pas assez brillantes et qui laissent la place une amertume herbace provenant du Chinook. Le sucre quant lui est trs bien dos, mais je me pose la question de lalcool, qui 7 % Abv aurait pu tre lgrement pouss. La bire est mondiale, et nous ne pouvons que nous en rjouir.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (3040) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 29, 2017
0,33l bottl at home bought from Beergonzo. BB 03/2018. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells roasty, earthy, coffee, lactose, cocoa, bitter chocolate, very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes earthy, spices, licorice, light caramel, cocoa, lactose, light nuts. finishes lightly roasty bitter with notes of lactose, earthy and cocoa notes. very nice one, taste had some dusty notes at first, but after some breathing it got quite enjoyable. very nice beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (924) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
330 ml bottle. deep brown pour verging on black. medium creamy dark tan head with some loose lacing. Aroma is heavy on the dark chocolate, black coffee, espresso, dark fruit. Taste follows leading from medium sweet chocolate to a long lasting roast bitter finish. medium to full body, average carbonation, slightly slick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AaronIPAAPA (155) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 18, 2017
Piwo praktycznie czarne, przebłyski pod światło. Spora piana, dosyć gęsta. Dużo espresso, wanilii i czekolady. Piwo jest zaskakująco gęste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Myonlyvice (279) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2017
Almost black with a light brown head. Medium carbonation. Aroma: Coffee, liqourice, caramel and malt. Sweet with a roasted bitterness. Nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
basjansen14 (301) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
Aroma: koude koffie, beetje zoet, chocolade. Smaak: koude koffie, karamel, geroosterd, klein beetje gist. Lekker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (946) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAR 23, 2017
Pours black with a creamy beige top. Notes are licorice, chocolate, toasty malt, espresso bean and blackberry. Carbonation was medium on a lighter body especially for a stout.

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