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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

790 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 381
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 31
Gots: 59 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Mora2000, Oct 18, 2010
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

ST: 11.5oz poured into a porter glass. The ABV is listed, but there is no brewed on date or drink by date.

A: Espresso bean black with a huge milk chocolate brown head. It has very nice retention and leaves wonderful lacing. There is some sediment apparent at the bottom of the glass.

S: Espresso, cream, smoke, and roasted malt.

T: Lots of chocolate, coffee, cream, sweet malts, and bitter hops which balance.

M: Medium, smooth, and creamy.

O: I am a big fan of this brewer; everything they make is delicious. This beer is smooth, creamy, and silkily. It has nice coffee and smoke flavors, but they are reserved rather than in the consumer's face. The beer is balanced by a healthy bit of bitter hops, which adds a slight grapefruit to the beer.

ianjsullivan, Sep 24, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a straight-sided mug)

A- This beer pours an opaque black body with a warm tan head that is very creamy but turns rocky after a bit.

S-During the pour the smell of real black espresso beans comes through with a note of black malt and a deep earthy quality.

T- This beer has a big dark espresso bean flavor with a slight tartness and a note of chalky taste.

M- This beer has a full mouthfeel with a creamy texture.

D- This beer has a big espresso flavor with a nice cream stout buried underneath. There is a slight quality of the Hitachino yeast that I have tasted in their other beers and it is just as pleasant in this one. I enjoy espresso and I enjoy this beer, I’m not sure that I could drink many of these in one session.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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A - pitch black with a soft brown head

S - roasted malts and coffee with a hint of green chillies (there was much conversation about whether we were going crazy or not)

T - roasted malts, coffee, a bit bitter, and green chillies again

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium bodied

This is a nice beer, but the odd pepper aroma and flavors was hard to wrap my head around. It wasn't bad, but it did seem out of place. I'm not sure I would seek this out given the cost per bottle, but I wouldn't turn it down if offered again.

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.