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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery

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798 Ratings
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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 383
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

CreightonSM, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of MusicaleMike
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in tulip glass.

Espresso Stout pours with a thick, pillowy, mocha-colored head and a deep black body that shows blood red highlights when held up to the light. The head is lasting and leaves some lacing on the glass.

Aroma consists of fresh brewed espresso and not much else. It seems fairly one-dimensional and I think that could be improved upon. At least it delivers what it says, and really goes after that rich espresso aroma.

The taste is similar to the aroma, like fresh espresso but has an added depth as well, with nice toasty malt and roasted coffee beans. Not much hop flavor here. Focused primarily on the espresso and dark malt flavor.

Medium to full body with a soft, pillowy head. Full-bodied beer, almost creamy finish, with plenty of carbonation to give this beer a lift on the palate. It goes well with the style and helps improve the drinkability of this beer.

Very solid coffee beer worthy of trying if you see it available would go very well with chocolate cake without overpowering the dessert. I will probably not be purchasing more of this, but I am glad that I tried this beer. Would recommend to other beer drinkers looking for a rich coffee beer experience.

MusicaleMike, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of robby23
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This was my first coffee stout beer and i have to say it was pretty good. What impressed me was the heaviness of the beer along with the smoothness. The second was the smell it smelled like coffee and like a good stout all at the same time, neither of which over powered the the other. Overall as this was my first coffee stout it was a great entry beer in my mind to get someone into this kind of style.

robby23, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Poupae, Apr 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TimeLincoln, Apr 04, 2013
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle ovah tha boahdah (that's my Maine accent) for $4.75 plus about the same amount for duty. Ouch.

Pours a dark brown with minimal head, but a good tan lace around the edges. Smells sweet, dark fruits, dates, chocolate, no coffee smell as one might expect. Smells more like a strong dark ale. Bittersweet chocolate on the palate giving way to a nice bitterness, maybe even a hint of spice and a nice warming feeling on the back of the tongue. A bit rough feeling on the mouth, but otherwise this is pretty darn good beer. Best of Japan, as far as I go. Worth $10 a 12oz bottle? euhh...

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

eulerthegrape, Apr 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

WildMaverick1200, Mar 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Lare453, Mar 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

eabarth, Mar 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BYOFB, Mar 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

jlindsey, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Hultkrantz, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

shelby415, Mar 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

akttr, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JDavidRice, Mar 04, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a deep opaque black with a large amount of tan head. The head dissipates to a thin but solid blanket, but the larger ring around the edge leaves nice lacing.

S: Lots of smoky molasses, cocoa, and coffee. It's just short of harsh, but nice.

T: Mildly sweet and mildly bitter roasted coffee, with the bitterness coming through more towards the finish. The balance is nice with good complexity and nothing overwhelming.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, nice, and a little unusual. Worth trying, but definitely not my favorite stout.

seand, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

markmcconv, Feb 13, 2013
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.