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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

696 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 25
Gots: 38 | 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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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle. E 09 11 on the back of the label. Pours a brackish, dark brown with a good sized frothy head. Medium amount of lacing. Nice aroma of espresso but it also smells like coffee beans and cappuccino a bit. Some roasted malts and chocolate as well. Basically just a big aroma of a coffee shop and chocolate. Taste is a great blend of espresso and chocolate flavors. Not a harsh flavor of espresso but a nice sweet espresso taste. This is a very nice beer for people who enjoy coffee brews. Very well made and nicely balanced. I will be looking for some more of this beer but sadly it is pricey.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 18:55:27 | More by PicoPapa
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jpaulsen

California

4/5  rDev +2%

12-07-2013 16:36:06 | More by jpaulsen
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throwback

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2014 18:29:50 | More by throwback
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hiku7

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep dark reddish brown to black, but looks opaque black once it's in the glass. One-finger light brown head with moderate lacing.

This beer does smell like espresso as you would expect. Heavy roastiness with a coffee grounds aroma. Also some well-toasted bread aroma. None of the anise or licorice aroma you so often get in a big stout.

Taste and feels a bit like a cappucino. Very roasty! Very little hop bitterness. The sweetness and alcohol are balanced primarily by the espresso roast flavors. Milk chocolate flavor too. Earthiness could be hops, but it could be the coffee too. One interesting flavor is a grainy wheat or rice like flavor mixed in that I didn't expect. Not sure what to make of it. For me this flavor detracted a bit from the experience at first, but as I got to the end of the beer I started to see it as a flavor that distinguished this stout from others and I enjoyed it.

Creamy mouthfeel, like a cappucino. Pleasant roast aftertaste. The alcohol is fairly well hidden.

Interesting coffee stout that substitutes for actual coffee nicely for someone like me who no longer drinks coffee but loves coffee aroma and beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 14:09:17 | More by hiku7
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2013 02:50:29 | More by Mattyb79
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 03:17:03 | More by MaseFace
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Danny1217

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2012 05:51:19 | More by Danny1217
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Bolivian22

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2014 17:23:43 | More by Bolivian22
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JRod1969

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

11-14-2011 18:54:40 | More by JRod1969
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

07-13-2013 23:18:00 | More by cdwil
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2012 23:34:15 | More by martyl1000
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +2%

08-06-2013 02:11:07 | More by ROGUE16
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dozo415

California

4/5  rDev +2%

06-27-2014 04:15:57 | More by dozo415
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2%

11-18-2011 01:13:42 | More by nmann08
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Cariadmum

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 00:11:37 | More by Cariadmum
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2012 14:00:57 | More by likeemdark
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

02-09-2013 12:26:42 | More by bigred89
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

06-07-2014 22:52:26 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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mtnbikerpa

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner style glass. About 2 inches of dark creamy head. Body of the beer is almost black. Strong scents of coffee and chocolate almost remind me of a mocha. Slight roasted nut-like flavors really add to the rounded out flavors. Smooth mouthfeel. This beer is a nice sipper.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 16:45:00 | More by mtnbikerpa
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2%

03-24-2014 01:00:20 | More by Kahlerbock
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

09-16-2013 16:29:37 | More by CreekyJarls
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biokid23

California

4/5  rDev +2%

02-03-2014 21:56:33 | More by biokid23
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foogerd

New York

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- blackness with a espresso colored head
S- coffee beans ground soaked in licorice coffee and dark chocolate really bold
T- straight up coffee and espresso with bitter chocolate and a slight tang finish
M- medium carbonation and a bit watery for the style
D- i drink 3 cup of coffee a day who am i to judge?

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 02:46:38 | More by foogerd
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2%

06-10-2013 22:40:44 | More by ajzy
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

09-21-2013 13:29:22 | More by InspectorBob
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.