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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: 39 | 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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New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-05-2014 03:04:35 | More by timmy2b
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

02-04-2014 05:07:09 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

02-04-2014 00:30:27 | More by Boone757
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biokid23

California

4/5  rDev +2%

02-03-2014 21:56:33 | More by biokid23
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TBoneJones

Texas

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From earlier tasting notes:
Pours a near black with a dark tan lacing, barely a lingering head.
Fresh milky coffee smell, chocolate, dates. Nice.
This tastes nice, and most of the flavor seems, to me, to come from the dark fruit/ nutty characteristics and not from the espresso. The bitterness from the roast is also there, but the espresso doesn't seem to dominate or even take center stage. This is not to say this isn't a good stout, it's just a different balance of ingredients from what you'd normally expect from an espresso/ coffee-based brew. The more it warms, the less I favor the flavor; dark fruit/nut characteristics take on more of a vegetable-like aspect. It ends pretty dry. Mouth feel is fairly thick, more oily than sticky. Good carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 20:41:20 | More by TBoneJones
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

01-31-2014 23:27:18 | More by PeteRiz
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +27.6%

01-31-2014 05:57:00 | More by Jason1337
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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-31-2014 00:33:22 | More by ImperatorScab
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Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a - beer is black. thick bubbly, caramel head. some thick lacing

s - sweet, roasty malts. slightly metallic. coffee barely detectable

t - sweet, coffee beans, oats, chocolate, booziness

m - well carbonated, watery, bitter

o - good stout. I expected it to fall short in taste/mouthfeel but no complaints. the coffee was very welcome here.

Serving type: bottle

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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Australia

4/5  rDev +2%

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California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First let me just say that I think the serving size of this beer is perfect and of course love the look of the bottle. That said, I love a good stout where when you stare into it, it reminds me of looking straight down in the ocean after a drop off - can't see crap, very curious, a little scared. The smell, even in a snifter, was actually kinda understated, which is ok because the taste more than made up for it. It was like drinking some of those really dark chocolate covered espresso beans. As an aside, I wonder if this would be a good beer to drink with a cold because the smell is negligible, at least to me. And alcohol kills bacteria I believe. It finished nice and smooth. I love this beer - I'll have it again and again.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 00:01:28 | More by SteveTheDog
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Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

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New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +27.6%

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Texas

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice dark dark brown color with a nice 1 inch med brown colored head. Smells like expresso with smokiness and some bitterness. Very strong coffee taste with a nice medium body too it. Alkaline feel. You can see a lot of chunks of coffee bits and grinds. Can't taste any alcohol at all for a 7% abv. If you are a serious coffee drinker this one is about as good as it gets. They hit the nail on this one.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-19-2014 13:32:18 | More by Norseman
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +2%

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Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.