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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

727 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 30
Gots: 42 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 727 | Reviews: 372 | Display Reviews Only:
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-18-2013 08:59:14 | More by LambicPentameter
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JohnQVD

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-17-2013 22:53:00 | More by JohnQVD
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

02-14-2013 12:42:26 | More by YamagamiTravis
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markmcconv

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

02-13-2013 18:26:07 | More by markmcconv
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jheberle

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-12-2013 21:32:47 | More by jheberle
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

02-09-2013 12:26:42 | More by bigred89
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +8.7%

This is the third beer I've picked up from this brewery. They have all been quality products and very enjoyable.

This Stout pours the usual color. It has a small but nice head. The aroma is subtle but just right. The taste similarly is what it should be. It is very reserved. The aftertaste is exceptional. It is coffee flavored but perfectly so.

I doubt that I would ever pick up any of these again, at least not for the price ($4.99).

02-09-2013 01:56:29 | More by schoolboy
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2013 03:17:03 | More by MaseFace
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-26-2013 01:19:27 | More by Apathetiq
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CellarGimp

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2%

01-21-2013 11:44:14 | More by CellarGimp
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +11.2%

720 ml bottle

Appearance- Pours a dark chocolate brown/black with two fingers of frothy mocha head.

Smell- Espresso beans, chocolate syrup, cocoa, vanilla.

Taste- Hit right away with strong espresso and coffee bean followed by bittersweet chocolate and cocoa nibs. Roasted flavours linger in the finish. Flavours lean to the bittersweet side of the spectrum.

Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall- A bold and flavourful espresso stout. Definitely delivers on the espresso side of things as I feel like I am getting hit with a jolt of caffeine (in a good way). Sticking with bittersweet flavours makes this stout an enjoyable and unique experience.

01-21-2013 02:52:55 | More by leaddog
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CoryR

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-20-2013 05:30:16 | More by CoryR
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starlight37

Korea (South)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-19-2013 18:18:42 | More by starlight37
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-18-2013 03:18:55 | More by JellyJacket
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Mattyb79

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2013 02:50:29 | More by Mattyb79
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Kuongming

California

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-15-2013 07:01:54 | More by Kuongming
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beergoot

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

Black body capped with a thin tan head; decent lacing along the glass. Coffee, bitter chocolate and cocoa make up the bulk of the aroma. Rich, bittersweet chocolate flavor with a nice bitter undercurrent. Medium-heavy body, velvety smooth feel richly sweet texture.

A very well done stout, full of body and flavor. Rich and nicely complex. The espresso notes were immediately evident in the aroma and taste, yet the chocolate flavors soon came to be the dominant flavor. Lots of good stuff from this Japanese stout.

01-12-2013 02:30:20 | More by beergoot
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-10-2013 19:10:42 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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KornWallace

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-09-2013 02:30:43 | More by KornWallace
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mwilbur

Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured from 330 mL bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a very dark blackish-brown with 1/2 inch bubbly dark tan head. Good retention. Decent lacing.
S: Nice espresso note, dark sweet chocolate malt, and a hint of cream. Delectible.
T: Wow! The espresso note hits strong. Dark chocolate and hint of cream...follows aroma well, which is a great thing.
M: Light-medium body. Some bitter coffee and chocolate notes. Bitterness is well-balanced by a sweet and creamy feel.
D: One of the best coffee brews I've had. Quite the pleasant surprise from a Japanese brewery. Not complex...but what it does do, it does very well. Seek it out!

01-08-2013 04:52:37 | More by mwilbur
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laynethiele

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-08-2013 03:18:50 | More by laynethiele
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quirkzoo

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

Pours straight black with a very thin khaki head. Nice looking beer, exactly what I want from my stout.

Smell is very nice. Tons of roasted coffee up front with some other dark malts behind it.

Taste is also very good. Very roasty up front with just enough bitterness to balance it out. Pretty straightforward in both aroma and taste, not terribly complex but what it does, it does well.

The mouthfeel on this is just about perfect for me. Slightly creamy, full but not filling.

Overall this beer exceeded my expectations, definitely worth picking up if you like coffee stouts.

01-02-2013 07:34:39 | More by quirkzoo
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FrankShirley

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-28-2012 04:25:48 | More by FrankShirley
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

12-24-2012 07:38:21 | More by schopenhauerale
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

12-23-2012 23:29:13 | More by shigg85
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 727 ratings.