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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 391
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 32
Gots: 62 | 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 Roguer
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful black beer with a thick dark tan head with fantastic retention and lacing.

Strong, spicy aroma featuring tons of dark coffee and roasted barley.

Delicious beer whose flavor follows the nose. Extremely dark and smooth coffee, tons of roasted barley, and non-sweet dark cacao. There's a slight peppery spice that kicks the beer up a notch; mild notes of vanilla.

Very smooth and lively beer, with a medium-full mouthfeel. I'd prefer a thicker feel for a stout.

This is an excellent, underrated beer. I'm very impressed with my first beer from Hitachi Nest.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of March 2014, so it's out of date.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.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.62/5  rDev -7.9%

$ 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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.