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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

696 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 367
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.24%
Wants: 25
Gots: 38 | 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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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-31-2012 15:34:01 | More by shagal
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-29-2012 06:28:22 | More by ygtbsm94
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-28-2012 16:25:58 | More by Stouttyme
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output01x

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 330 mL. capped bottle (no date) into a snifter glass.

A strong pour yields a 2-finger mocha-colored head that fades to a thick, even coating and thick foam ring after a few minutes. The body is a near black mahogany that shows no traces of color when held to light. Some great lacing can be seen throughout consumption.

The nose is definitely more like a cup of joe than like a glass of beer. It is filled with coffee aromas, including coffee beans (not roasted), coffee grounds, and espresso.

The first sip reminds me of a cappuccino latte while held in the mouth. Notes of dark, sweet chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel, espresso, and roasted coffee beans are all there. Upon swallowing, flavors of coffee, espresso, and hot chocolate all come out. The finish is rather dry and does not leave much of an aftertaste.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer starts off very creamy on the tongue but has a sharp, dry finish. The body is nice and thick. It coats your mouth well, is a bit sticky, but isn't quite to the point of being syrupy. The carbonation is only slightly fizzy but does not detract from the flavors and really helps this beer's dry finish.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 03:33:45 | More by output01x
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likeemdark

California

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2012 14:00:57 | More by likeemdark
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champ103

Texas

4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours pretty much an opaque black color. A massive, rocky tan head rises to over two fingers with excellent retention. Rings of sticky lace is left behind. This is a looker.
S: Roasted malts and lots of fresh ground coffee. Cream, chocolate, nutmeg. Toasted, bready aromas. This is excellent.
T: Big on the roast and coffee again. The coffee is very nice, but not over barring which seems to be a problem with a lot of other version. Vanilla and chocolate. Very nice.
M/D: A medium to full body. Prickly carbonation, but smooth at the same time. So easy to drink. Everything is well incorporated, and the alcohol is nowhere to be seen. An excellent stout to sip on.

This is a really nice coffee stout. The alcohol is certainly pushing the imperial range, but it is not over barring at all. Really enjoyable and well made.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2012 00:34:32 | More by champ103
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

01-22-2012 11:03:00 | More by dprophet
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electtodefer

New York

3/5  rDev -23.5%

01-15-2012 20:17:37 | More by electtodefer
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

01-15-2012 04:56:31 | More by whartontallboy
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ckollias

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a dark brown almost black hue with amber highlights. Has a thick, tan, 3-finger head that slowly dissipates leaving a nice trail down glass and ending in a persistent lace.

S: Strong coffee and malt aroma with an alcoholic background.

T: Dark rich ale that is a little more sweet than bitter. Has a solid coffee and malt background hints of hops.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Delicious coffee stout. Huge coffee flavors and very boozy!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:44:48 | More by ckollias
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Cariadmum

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

01-08-2012 00:11:37 | More by Cariadmum
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towlea25

Washington

4/5  rDev +2%

01-07-2012 23:19:03 | More by towlea25
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Pieless

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-29-2011 20:10:43 | More by Pieless
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

12-27-2011 01:12:13 | More by OBIrish24
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thisiskatcooper

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

12-17-2011 18:20:02 | More by thisiskatcooper
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rwathree

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: opaque, jet black, as it should be. The nice part is the reddish hue of the head, which yields a decent cap and leaves a sticky lace as it settles.

S: coffee aromas are subdued, too much so given what this is supposed to be. That said, smell of chocolate, candied sugar, and hints of vine fruit and booze, makes for a nice combo. Appetizing, but not what I was hoping for.

T: no mistaking the coffee here, though. Strong, earthy espresso flavor with chicory, smoke, and chocolatey sweetness. Nice.

M: solid. Bubbly enough to refresh, and quite creamy.

O: there's a spot in town that makes a New Orleans-style coffee, and the chicory notes I get here make this the beer version of that for me. Nothing's blowing my mind; just a strong interpretation of the style, which is what I expect from Kiuchi.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:37:48 | More by rwathree
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +2%

12-12-2011 20:55:57 | More by tbeq00
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headyhopzhead

Indiana

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-11-2011 14:42:44 | More by headyhopzhead
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hiku7

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep dark reddish brown to black, but looks opaque black once it's in the glass. One-finger light brown head with moderate lacing.

This beer does smell like espresso as you would expect. Heavy roastiness with a coffee grounds aroma. Also some well-toasted bread aroma. None of the anise or licorice aroma you so often get in a big stout.

Taste and feels a bit like a cappucino. Very roasty! Very little hop bitterness. The sweetness and alcohol are balanced primarily by the espresso roast flavors. Milk chocolate flavor too. Earthiness could be hops, but it could be the coffee too. One interesting flavor is a grainy wheat or rice like flavor mixed in that I didn't expect. Not sure what to make of it. For me this flavor detracted a bit from the experience at first, but as I got to the end of the beer I started to see it as a flavor that distinguished this stout from others and I enjoyed it.

Creamy mouthfeel, like a cappucino. Pleasant roast aftertaste. The alcohol is fairly well hidden.

Interesting coffee stout that substitutes for actual coffee nicely for someone like me who no longer drinks coffee but loves coffee aroma and beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2011 14:09:17 | More by hiku7
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mondestrunken

Australia

5/5  rDev +27.6%

12-11-2011 01:14:58 | More by mondestrunken
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kornkid8600

California

4/5  rDev +2%

12-08-2011 11:01:56 | More by kornkid8600
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

12-08-2011 06:02:00 | More by Exiled
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

12-05-2011 18:15:27 | More by kjkinsey
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ejw127

Nevada

4/5  rDev +2%

12-04-2011 06:25:23 | More by ejw127
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charladam

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

12-03-2011 04:26:28 | More by charladam
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.