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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

846 Ratings
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 35
Gots: 69 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

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Photo of Jaisell
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark brown, clean; produces a full, fine head that gives evidence to the name - looks just like espresso crema, though only a minute or so retention

Aroma: lovely roasted malts - creamy dark chocolate (not bitter) , floral (lavender), touch of cinnamon, maple

Taste & Mouthfeel: incredible buttery, silken mouthfeel, full and fatty; deep, robust espresso (not coffee) dominates, pure and rich, chocolatey and never bitter, everything you like about a proper shot; quite a bit of sweetness, a little more than I'd like, taste a little of lactose, and vanilla - may be used to fill out body; it's this flavour that lingers most which is unfortunate, takes away from the malts that are the real star

Overall: the roasted malts are such a delight you hunt for them and wish you could go back to that first sip before the sugar pushed it's way in; that being said, still a great stout you've got to try

Photo of TheHammer
4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidHume
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brandon911
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MSandahl23
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dgrady
4.27/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.65/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kolomeetz
4.32/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DamoTO700
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of rphx88
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mdagnew
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown...

Poured jet black - nothing gets through even when held up to the light. Dark dirty brown head poured thick and foamy then faded to nice thickish covering... very faint lacing...

Aroma - Strong (maybe slightly harsh) espresso coffee and toasted malts, some milk chocolate, oats, light blackcurrent/blackberry notes, cocoa, leathery, some solvent notes, woody, some faint vanilla traces, light spicy hops, burnt sugar...

Taste - Dark chocolate and strong rich dark coffee to the fore, roasted malts, smokey / char notes, some liquorice, some peppery hops, nutty, light molasses sweetness..

Feel - Very smooth and creamy with just a little sharpness after... full bodied... pretty drinkable for 7.5%

Overall - A very good coffee stout if a little rough around the edges... certainly worth a try though

Photo of jzlyo
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of FGr
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of SurferEric
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%

Tasty and dark. Hints of coffee and bitter mocha with a hint of sweet chocolate. Quite tasty.

Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Long813
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of evil_liver
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of JonasD
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Excellent beer, 9/10 would try again

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from local LCBO for $4.25 CDN.

Appearance - Big and black with a half finger of brown head. Poor retention and no visibility into the beer.

Smell - Plenty of coffee, some dark chocolate and a boozy backbone that forewarns you. Rye bread notes too.

Taste - Plenty of coffee, especially on the aftertaste with some flavors of dark chocolate and some booziness throughout. Improves as it warms.. Mild and steady bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy with sufficient carbonation to cut through the oily creaminess to give the beer some texture. Quite nice.

Overall - Definitely a nice coffee stout, however it's a bit one dimensional and the coffee while being a star doesn't completely take over. For those who like a subtler coffee presence this may be the beer for you for those looking for a huge coffee presence, look elsewhere.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.