Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout - Kiuchi Brewery
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3.28/5 rDev -16.3%
Bottle from Beer Deluxe. From notes.
A - Poured black with lot's of carbonation along the sides. Two fingers of khaki head on top. No lace and a film of retention.
S - Tons of coffee. Heavy on the coffee. Not much but burnt coffee.
T - Less coffee. Chocolate, roastiness. Less coffee than the aroma but still lot's there.
M - Good carbonation, full body, bitter coffee finish.
O/D - Couldn't have another. One dimensional for sure. A good effort for the coffee fiend. Too much for me, though I didn't particularly hate it.
05-01-2012 00:27:01 | More by tbeckett
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: The beer poured a minimal mocha head. It is a pitch black color with some signs of carbonation at the top of the glass. There
is nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: super roasted coffee, mocha, and toasted and roasted malts too.
Taste: the espresso up front is not that bad at all. There are mocha and bready notes too. Bitterness from the coffee lingers for a bit also.
Mouthfeel: smooth, full bodied, medium carbonation, and easy to drink.
Overall: A nice mix on the stout style. Espresso beans added or the coffee itself was pulled off well. This was a hard find down in Brooklyn, but well worth it. Not sure about the bottle cost, but a good introduction into the breweries beers.
04-20-2012 04:20:40 | More by Flounder57
3.58/5 rDev -8.7%
A - Pours dark brown with a 2 finger tan mocha head.
S - Picking up a lot of roasted malts and coffee.
T - Not as much coffee as I was expecting compared to others in its class. But, you do get some coffee and roasted malts. There's a slight sweetness to it also.
M - Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pretty velvety.
O - Not an "in your face" coffee stout. It's a bit muted where it should be bold.
04-19-2012 23:35:25 | More by cvm4
3.53/5 rDev -9.9%
Opaque in body with coffee head that fades. Smells of burnt coffee beans and sharp roast. Tastes of black coffee, roast, burnt bread, some tang, mild hop bitterness. Thick in body with low carbonation. A strong espresso roast fest but not a bad time. A bit heavy, a bit too coffee astringency but worth having.
04-17-2012 03:11:06 | More by JRed
3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
Pours rich dark chocolate brown, nearly black, in the oversized wine glass. There is surprisingly little head and no lacing to mention, however, each swirl deposits a film on the glass.
Equal parts strong espresso, dark chocolate, and bourbon with cashews and amaretto in the background. Warmth allows the nuances to be amplified.
Black coffee dominates; however, some cigarette smoke invades. Bitterness carries throughout and into the lingering finish as baker’s chocolate.
This stout is full body with a smooth texture and prickly carbonation. Astringency is too high while alcohol is as expected.
Astringency and cigarette flavors hold this one back. Strong flavored foods such as beef or pungent cheese will help.
02-07-2012 22:24:46 | More by SLeffler27
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
Had it at a Rock concert in Los Angeles, perfect beer for the occasion. Pours a black colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of rich espresso coffee with some vanilla notes. Rich flavour of espresso, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and some bitter hops in the background which I enjoyed. Light vegetable notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation and a long finish with some robustness and coffee. Very well balanced, could't ask for anything else.
02-06-2012 19:19:04 | More by GinaBeerInc
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
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