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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

860 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 35
Gots: 75 | 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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Ratings: 860 | Reviews: 396
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4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of uvachief
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle pitch black. Coffee ground black with 2 full fingers of head with a tilted pour into a pint glass. Head dissipated by 1/3 of the glass. Little lacing. Smells like wait for it...Espresso! Little too light in the mouth. Not creamy. Espresso is there but not over powering. Little too much carbonation for me. Has this weird bubbling aftertaste and a little cigarette like. Good but not grand.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First japanese beer I've ever tried..not bad..but not good

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4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.