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


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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A perfect mixture of coffee, chocolate, and roasted flavors in the nose and on the palate. No bitterness, but sweet notes throughout to the very finish.   Malts: Marris Otter, Wheat, Crystal   Hops: Kent Golding   Adjuncts: Roasted Barley, Lactose   Original Gravity: 1.06

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, - APR 4, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep black cola with decent tan head. Aromas of coffee, choc, roasted sweet malts, floral hop notes over coffee. Med light body, med zesty carbonation finishing seemingly dry and satisfying and lightly acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eRock_2013 (437) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Was excited to try another offering from Hitachino at the Columbia World Beer Festival 2017, although was a bit disappointed in this sweet stout, which was overall just a lighter, sweet, roasted malty brew. Poured a murky brown color, with an aroma of sweet, lightly roasted chocolate malt. Flavor is a little bit of milk chocolate, light coffee bean, just a mild-intensity rendition of the style. Light bodied with a neutral finish. Nothing impressive about it, but still a good easy-going stout that appears intentionally to have a more modest objective, and succeeds in reaching that goal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arcanor (308) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
On tap at Ebenezers Pub in Maine USA. Pour Pitch black with a nice tall tan foam that last. Aroma is from the roasted malt, sugar notes and a touch of lactose. Taste is all of the above plus some coffee. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet but just enough. Nice sweet and lactic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cheewazz (4) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 16, 2017 does not count
Przede wszystkim piwo jest bardzo delikatne w odbiorze, zdecydowanie za delikatne jak na to do czego przyzwyczaiły nas europejskie browary. W aromacie na pierwszym planie slodowosc, następnie karmel i czekolada. Wyczuwalna tez mleczny słodki smak. Piana znika całkowicie w kilkanaście sekund po otwarciu piwa. Barwa ciemnobrunatna. W smaku wyczuwalna najpierw slodycz, następnie smak kawy i delikatna kwaśność na końcu. Poza tym smak piwa pozostaje na języku drażniąc go i zachęcając do kolejnego łyka. Reasumując, piwo nie jest wybitne, ale nie jest tez nudne. Poza w trakcie picia w szkle armat sie kumuluje i wydaje sie być silniejszy niz na początku.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alex_leit (3279) - Minsk, BELARUS - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle. Brown-bronze color. Aroma: caramel, sweet, sugary. Taste: caramel, sweet, slightly acidic, metal, caramel, dried fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (475) - - DEC 10, 2016
Bottle at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka. Smells of sweet chocolate and coffee, candy sugar. Very sweet stout. Pitch black with no head (perhaps because it was served very cold).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1566) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is all malt. The taste is roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate and has that thick milk stout feel with a slight acidic aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
koncert92 (390) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
aromat całkiem przyjemny, słodki, kawa z mlekiem. w smaku trochę wodniste, leciutko palone, sos sojowy. Najfajniejszy w nim jest pozostający smak na języku

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (2611) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 19, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout by Kiuchi Brewery at Konstruktorska Business Center Kawowy, drewniany, ciemnoowocowy, lacto ewidentne nieprzegiete, ciut wodnisty, kwaskowaty i skodki, najsik

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (3261) - CROATIA - AUG 18, 2016
On tap at the Lower Right, Tokyo. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Malty, milk chocolate, cocoa, bit roasted, sweet. Short finish, and light even a bit watery. Not bad, but too light for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2923) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home, a bit past the best before date. Black color. Beige head with little retention. Aromas of sweet chocolate, light roast, some berries. More roasty retronasal, mocha, red fruit. Flavor is light sweet, coffee-ish, roasty. Light bodied (almost thin). Short finish, light roasty. Quite nice actually.

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