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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

721 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 721
Reviews: 371
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 29
Gots: 40 | 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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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-20-2014 17:55:50 | More by waddellc2
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-18-2014 17:14:08 | More by LoveStout
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-13-2014 23:23:57 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

05-13-2014 21:13:25 | More by henryclay_
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DRich1913

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-13-2014 21:09:55 | More by DRich1913
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

(bottle code ES.13.04 - poured into a balloon)

A: dark, probably opaque black liquid... 2 finger width, dense, meringue-y, mocha-colored foam - doesn't seem to want to settle out

S: bold and beautiful, finely-ground espresso aroma, delicately roasty... light-moderate medicinal alcohol... dark chocolaty malt base

T: smooth, dark roasty malts and bittersweet chocolate... the coffee lingers like a mist in the aftertaste... subtle acidic funkiness starting to creep in, however, it either hasn't quite taken hold, drying it out, or a judicious portion of crystal malt and residual sugars has kept a fortunate modicum of sweetness to keep a sense of balance... ultimately, it has a fine European cocoa foundation with an aura of bitter espresso dusting it

M: expansive, wavy, and medium-full bodied, holds, then finishes with a vanishing drop... delicate, gritty scraping of the tastebuds in the afterglow... hint of alcohol desiccation on the back of the palate

O: quite excellent, even after a year... don't know how sweet it is fresh, but it seems like this has dried out nicely with nary a smudge of oxidation... very well done

05-13-2014 21:07:30 | More by Bouleboubier
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Svendozen

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-12-2014 01:52:49 | More by Svendozen
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leolevorin

Brazil

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

hitachino nest espresso stout
imperial stout
pais japão
álcool 7%
validade 10/2014
cerveja preta com boa formação e persistência de espuma, de corpo médio e predomínio de aromas e sabor de malte tostado, alem de grão de café torrado, pão preto e cacau. Amargor de tosta com boa intensidade e persistência e um leve calor de álcool residual.

05-11-2014 17:07:36 | More by leolevorin
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

05-10-2014 03:23:34 | More by superdoopersauce
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2014 14:45:21 | More by ConradKenney
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

05-05-2014 14:16:01 | More by discharmingly
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-29-2014 15:53:37 | More by atrocity
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Jamco_76

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-28-2014 17:20:59 | More by Jamco_76
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

04-25-2014 13:10:46 | More by Kevincredible
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled in 4/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, caramel, light molasses, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes; with great strength. Taste of roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, light char, caramel, light molasses, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, dark bread, caramel, light molasses, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with a great roasted sweetness/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent coffee stout. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

04-25-2014 04:22:58 | More by superspak
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

04-24-2014 03:26:22 | More by hoppymcgee
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-18-2014 13:14:27 | More by KevinGordon
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mpenning13

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

04-18-2014 02:07:09 | More by mpenning13
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-15-2014 03:46:37 | More by aquazr1
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-14-2014 01:52:46 | More by jpd7374
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sirsteve42

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-10-2014 18:29:39 | More by sirsteve42
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NYR_Rob

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

04-05-2014 01:05:30 | More by NYR_Rob
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +2%

04-03-2014 02:46:54 | More by dmorgan310
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rickcrip76

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-28-2014 01:15:01 | More by rickcrip76
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hardy008

Minnesota

3.56/5  rDev -9.2%

Pours black with a small khaki head, which has pretty good retention, and leaves spotty lacing. The Aroma has espresso, cocoa, dark chocolate, and dark roasted malt.

The taste is somewhat charred with dark roasted malt, espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa, and black licorice. There is not much sweetness, and there is a bit more of a charred taste than I would like, but it is still pretty good.

Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation. There is a charred malt aftertaste. Somewhat creamy. Not a bad beer at all. Worth trying if you get the chance.

03-25-2014 00:41:57 | More by hardy008
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 721 ratings.