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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

708 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 369
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 25
Gots: 41 | 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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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice dark dark brown color with a nice 1 inch med brown colored head. Smells like expresso with smokiness and some bitterness. Very strong coffee taste with a nice medium body too it. Alkaline feel. You can see a lot of chunks of coffee bits and grinds. Can't taste any alcohol at all for a 7% abv. If you are a serious coffee drinker this one is about as good as it gets. They hit the nail on this one.

Serving type: bottle

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-28-2013 22:18:13 | More by Kirk
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-28-2013 21:50:37 | More by windypete
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-28-2013 01:12:45 | More by jayhunter357
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

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United Kingdom (England)

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Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

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New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

12-15-2013 20:02:31 | More by gwiedman1
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Auraan

Arizona

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a rich black with a one finger tan head that receded to a tan ring that left a bit of lacing down the glass. Very typical imperial stout appearance, nothing wrong with it at all. Scents of soy sauce, dark chocolate, slight coffee and roast malt. Not a lot of coffee for an espresso stout, though it may be because this is an older bottle. Otherwise its a good enough stout aroma. Flavor begins with chocolate and some slight soy sauce off notes, moving into darker chocolate and some coffee, some slight sour notes, with coffee and roasted malt bitterness coming through on the finish and lingering in the aftertaste, which also has burnt herbal notes. A good, solid stout flavor with just a hint of coffee. Not quite as good a flavor as some coffee stouts, but good for a basic imperial stout, with just enough coffee to give it some character. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation and thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very nice and robust, especially given the relatively low ABV. Overall this is a good imperial stout. Its got the usual aromas, flavors and mouthfeel and nothing too off, other than the soy sauce, which again may be due to the bottle's age. Its not as innovative as Hitachino's other stuff, but it is solid.

Serving type: bottle

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New York

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Beautiful appearance, deepest black color with a thick tall caramel head with long retention and leaving a curtain of laces. Hard to beat.
Aroma of fresh roasted coffee beans with notes of hay and completely unsweetened dark chocolate.
Intense flavor of creamed espresso coffee, roasted malts, grassy and earthy hops, cocoa powder, caramels and pepper. Quite nutty as well and it finishes dry with a residual charred coffee taste.
Medium to full body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 7.5% abv is not felt.
Very balanced Imperial Stout, coffee is very present but does not shadow other flavors. I was positively surprised, really good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.