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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

727 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 30
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-20-2007)
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CBPAS

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-20-2012 04:36:40 | More by CBPAS
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%

I was hoping Hitachio Nest was gonna have a new Celebration ale for the year but no luck there but this newer offering was a nice find.Poured into a pint glass a jet black with a thin but tight formed dark mocha colored head,big dark roast coffee in the nose infused with orange-like fruitiness and bitter chocolate.Roasted to the hilt flavors only light caramel sweetness,very earthy with deep penetrating espresso/dark roast coffee flavors.This big stout gets to the point with its heavily roasted dryer character and the alcohol is pretty well hidden although its deep roastiness may get a bit much after awhile,still very solid.

12-14-2007 00:13:42 | More by oberon
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DanGeo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2013 01:27:37 | More by DanGeo
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kaimcm

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

bottle, no date, but sampled shortly after the first Mass. import.

A: black, mostly opaque body. the edges do let a bit of light through a deep mahogany. head is splotchy and sparse. some residue around glass but not much. leaves a bit to be desired. considering the espresso quality id appreciate a frothier head to complete the cappuccino image.

S: loads of sweet bean, espresso dust. some underlying sugar, bakers chocolate. familiar coffee liquor quality i find in heavily dosed coffee beers-hard to describe yet pretty obvious in the nose. some vanilla. nice but not overly complex.

T/M: big wave of roasted grain, bitter espresso, and finished with a stale acidity. drying and slick, the mouthfeel is coating but the body a little thin. a bit of bittersweet chocolate, hint of the vanilla nose. all in all this is a bit of a one trick pony. loads of espresso grounds on the mid and back palette, lingering finish thats bone dry, but not a whole lot else.

D: a nightcap, and one at that. alcohol is balanced and at an appropriate level for this beer.

overall this is a nice offering from Hitachino who regularly impresses me but this beer is a bit one dimensional. the coffee character is not interesting enough on its own, nor integrated enough to really work well.

cheers to JB for the sample.

10-28-2007 04:16:18 | More by kaimcm
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sabitu

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-04-2014 03:30:20 | More by sabitu
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supa0525

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

11-06-2013 22:36:11 | More by supa0525
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Aaron420

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%

A very very very deep black, I am talking black as night. With a nice stack of about two fingers worth of dark tan head covering the top of this deep black stout on pouring. It has the smell of a fresh cup of coffee from your local coffee shop, I am not talking about Starbucks, but your local shop. But with a hint of alcohol. Now to the taste category, it is very smooth for such a dark beer. The espresso flavor sticks out but not to the point of becoming to bitter to be drinkable. It is very drinkable for being a coffee stout. Not to bitter but also not to sweet. Upon finishing this one I defiantly had the urge to head back to the beer store and get another.

02-15-2010 02:14:40 | More by Aaron420
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

09-17-2012 00:41:20 | More by danthehopslamman
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-04-2014 05:07:09 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Swongler

California

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%

I feel like I was more impressed by this stout than most people. Very damn good.

A - Dark brown coffee color with a very porous and impressive white-brown head.

S - Typical stout smell layered with a little cacao, coffee, and vanilla. Does not smell very alcoholic. Smells more like a post-dinner beverage than a beer.

T - My favorite part of this beer. Definitely the most important part. While called espresso stout, the espresso does not overpower the rest of the beer. Actually quite mild. Has a little flavor of unsweetened/baking chocolate as well as a little bit of a chili pepper taste. Nicely balanced and the alcohol is hidden. Coffee, not espresso, on the back end.

M - Not too heavy for a beer as dark as this. Bites your tongue just a little. Feels okay.

O - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Thought I was getting solid stout, and I got something more. I went back the same day and bought the last remaining bottle. I suspect I will be drinking this again in the near future.

10-23-2013 16:48:28 | More by Swongler
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BlueHammer

Connecticut

4.93/5  rDev +25.8%

This beer was served to me in the bottle which I poured myself into the glass. It is a deep brown-black opaque color with a tan head. The smell is of (naturally!) espresso, coffee and chocolate and the taste is the same. And yet, even though it tasted exactly as it should, it was still unique! The flavor was strong, like roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate, a perfect balance. It was easy to drink, one of those beers that is gone before you realize it.

06-28-2008 04:14:06 | More by BlueHammer
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2014 21:13:25 | More by henryclay_
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mctizzz

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-27-2013 13:18:09 | More by mctizzz
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-15-2014 03:46:37 | More by aquazr1
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt and coffee with a touch of chocolate.

The flavor is chocolate and coffee with some roasted malt.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Relatively straight forward, but well done.

10-18-2010 19:49:37 | More by Mora2000
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magictrokini

California

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours dark brown, nearly black, with clear brown edges. Foam explosion of tan bubbles. Light, sweet espresso aroma with maybe a burnt malt/rice/grain scent? Not exactly sour, but different. Smooth mouthfeel more consistent with a milk stout. Full flavor; mostly coffee/espressso and grain, but a creeping oaky/veggie taste flows in and out. Someone mentioned sake, but it was kind of a light rice vinegar tartness in mine. Not enough to gag you, but to notice from time to time. Decent, not worth the price for the small bottle.

12-17-2008 19:36:46 | More by magictrokini
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-11-2013 15:29:40 | More by fionn13
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

11-16-2011 02:25:00 | More by bpfrush
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

03-01-2013 01:38:12 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2014, so it's out of date. ABV is stated as 7%. Hope it's still good. The label mentions that this is brewed with well-roasted espresso beans.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. A very dark brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy mocha-coloured foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt and coffee with hints of espresso, burnt grain, dark malt, cocoa, mild molasses, sugar, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves.

T: Tastes of rich coffee and roasted malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of espresso, roasted malt, burnt grain, cocoa, subtle molasses, a hint of sugar, earthy yeast and stewed leaves. Well-attenuated, followed by a lingering, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and decent body. Could be a tad creamier for the style. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of roasted coffee, burnt malt, bitterness and earthy yeast.

O: Delicious - a superb coffee stout. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are a fantastic blend of rich coffee notes and roasted malt, underpinned by subtle yeast. Body is alright, though could be thicker. Packs a real flavour punch; well worth sampling if you have the chance.

08-23-2014 23:36:18 | More by jazzyjeff13
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

11-20-2011 19:59:41 | More by chickenm
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wehttam

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2014 02:31:38 | More by wehttam
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2%

04-03-2012 03:13:47 | More by jmbraxton
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Dello

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-01-2014 14:51:38 | More by Dello
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whoneeds8

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

06-28-2013 22:52:21 | More by whoneeds8
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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.