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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

715 Ratings
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Ratings: 715
Reviews: 370
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 27
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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mugglesandhops

Oklahoma

3.15/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I remember seeing a bottle of this years ago and wanting to drink it but I was scared of the style back then. I picked thi sup while I was in California in April. Poured 12oz. bottle into my snifter. Poured super dark brown, not quite opaque, big bubbly tan head that lasted through the whole beer. The smell and the taste threw me off. I got some coffee in the smell barely and none in the taste. It tasted very fruity like apricot. the mouthfeel was a bit lacking also.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2009 15:26:29 | More by mugglesandhops
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- Dark brown with a tan head

Smell- Coffee and chocolate. Strong aroma.

Taste-Follow the nose. HEavy coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate. Just enough to overcome the bitterness of the espresso

Mouthfeel- Smooth and heavy.

Overall- Great beer, definitely going to be sampling more from this brewery as I see it. An awesome coffee stout and the best beer I have had from an Asian brewery

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 16:07:17 | More by Brew_42
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AlpacaAlpaca

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

08-01-2014 14:55:01 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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Dello

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-30-2014 18:42:56 | More by Buttstallion
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JFear

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-30-2014 18:41:01 | More by JFear
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 21:03:24 | More by DrBier
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 14:56:18 | More by Brabander
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RandyPuckett

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2014 02:02:45 | More by RandyPuckett
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

07-21-2014 19:17:36 | More by oriolesfan4
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ExaltedNecrosis

Texas

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into tulip glass.

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 02:24:17 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
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tylerrash

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-20-2014 03:45:29 | More by tylerrash
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

07-19-2014 22:22:10 | More by zeff80
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a finger of beige head that retained for a good long time. Roasted notes combine with some subtle coffee notes on the nose. The roast in the flavor profile is quite strong but I am not getting any distinct coffee notes. The bitter finish is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 06:12:19 | More by 57md
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-19-2014 02:24:02 | More by HungarianCount
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-18-2014 06:09:40 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-18-2014 02:56:43 | More by Tex_hex
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-16-2014 20:30:53 | More by pat_usher
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-14-2014 22:51:01 | More by thatoneguymike
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EdwardK77

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2014 15:16:40 | More by EdwardK77
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KAF

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-13-2014 03:09:26 | More by KAF
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-08-2014 02:33:49 | More by Kmat10
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

07-07-2014 07:33:14 | More by Sir_Goatman
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Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-06-2014 21:09:01 | More by lakersfan16
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tvghost

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-04-2014 16:30:09 | More by tvghost
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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 715 ratings.