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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

761 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 33
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of beergoot
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

beergoot, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of KornWallace
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

KornWallace, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

mwilbur, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of laynethiele
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

laynethiele, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of quirkzoo
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

quirkzoo, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

FrankShirley, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

shigg85, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of grahamboudreaux
5/5  rDev +27.6%

grahamboudreaux, Dec 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

AdamBNYC, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of KalanM
4/5  rDev +2%

KalanM, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

dsauter, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of tlang803
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

tlang803, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of jrohrbacher
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

jrohrbacher, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Hardcore
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Hardcore, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of fisherbray
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

fisherbray, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Nice creamy, bubbly head. Pitch black. Smell and taste of burnt coffee, slight hint of raisin. Maybe a bit too much bitterness for me, but still appealing. Very nice mouthfeel, rich, smooth. Overall, a very tasty and well-done stout. Good value.

Beer-A-Lot, Oct 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Focusf111, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of MudDrinker
4/5  rDev +2%

MudDrinker, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of intoxabroad
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

intoxabroad, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of BS-
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a highball glass

A: Pitch black with a rich, dark gold head that settled at about 1-2mm. Decent lacing.

S: Lots of coffee with some chocolaty sweetness and soya sauce-esque scents.

T: Deep coffee notes with touches of chocolate and a slight maltiness. Slight touch of citrus can be detected. Aftertaste is mostly sweet and chocolaty with hints of citrus.

M: Decent to thick with slight carbonation.

O: A very nice stout. Very mellow and quite balanced without getting boring. Very comforting aftertaste. Definitely a beer I would have more of.

BS-, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of rarbring
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A black/brownish brew, a tan head, little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling coffee and chocolate, soy sauce and licorice.

Sweet brown bread, espresso and chocolate chip cookies.

Medium carbonation, soft, a big body, a smooth dry finish.

A really powerful after dinner stout.

rarbring, Sep 30, 2012
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.