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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

708 Ratings
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 25
Gots: 41 | FT: 1
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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WOTO97

California

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is without a doubt one of the most easy drinking coffee stouts I have yet reviewed.

Poured a deep brown to pitch with a very frothy cappuccino head and nominal lacing

Really enjoyed the big roasted malt character up front, roasted coffee beans soon overpowers the nose, some burnt qualities to the coffee character, with just a hint of hop bite in the background

The coffee is damn-near overpowering on the front of the palate but does fade to a nice cocoa-like bitterness on the back of the palate, some very big roasted malt notes on the finish with a faint freshly baked bread character lingering in the background

The mouthfeel was big and dense but finished surprisingly clean for the style, if you are expecting a dense motor oil type body...be advised, this is not that type of coffee stout, much more delicate of a mouthfeel (hard to judge whether I really like the change of pace or whether I really need that dense, thick MF)

Knowing this is a coffee stout, I want to immediately compare it to a BGB-type offering; however, I am probably better served setting this alongside HN's other offerings and drinking it as a much more subdued coffee stout. While I expect a coffee stout to have bold flavors (with a nose to match) throughout the experience, I will add points in the end to Espresso Stout for being so quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 18:25:59 | More by WOTO97
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A- Pours black with dark ruby around the edges and two fingers of dark khaki head.

S - I get a lot of espresso beans in the aroma followed by a chocolate sweetness.

T - Espresso is the main flavor here, with a slight bitterness, followed by sweet milk chocolate and a tiny bit of roasted malt. The coffee flavor in this is great, and there is less roastiness than I was expecting for the style.

M - Moderate-to-full body with moderate carbonation. There's nothing special in the mouthfeel, just smooth and creamy. Nice stickiness in the aftertaste.

O - This is my first beer from this brewery and I have to say I'm impressed. They got the espresso flavor just right and it was well balanced.

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.