Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery
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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A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2014, so it's out of date.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
3.62/5 rDev -7.7%
$ 5.49/11.2 oz bottle at Vintage Estates, Boardman. OH
Bottle dated ES.14.03 at cellar temperature into imperial pint
Aroma roasted malt and coffee with a presence of nuts
Head huge (8 cm), medium brown, frothy,
Lacing OK – atolls and small islands of mi
xed bubble sizes
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor begins with an instant coffee taste and bitterness, the roasted malt does not come through. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium to full, slightly creamy, soft carbonation
Aroma 3.75, Appearance 4.0, Taste 3.25, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.62: Final 3.62
A passable coffee stout, not exceptional.
08-16-2014 12:03:59 | More by Ozzylizard
3.79/5 rDev -3.3%
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
08-01-2014 16:07:17 | More by Brew_42
4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
07-21-2014 02:24:17 | More by ExaltedNecrosis
4.08/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
07-19-2014 06:12:19 | More by 57md
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
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