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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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696 Ratings
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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

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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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

05-10-2012 04:14:25 | More by drop6301
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4/5  rDev +2%

05-05-2012 05:51:19 | More by Danny1217
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:27:01 | More by tbeckett
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-24-2012 09:14:37 | More by PowDay
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3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 04:20:40 | More by Flounder57
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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2012 23:35:25 | More by cvm4
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

04-18-2012 03:59:42 | More by beerme411
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New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2012 03:11:06 | More by JRed
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

04-12-2012 01:56:11 | More by atone315
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4/5  rDev +2%

04-08-2012 16:29:08 | More by ryanpj
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4/5  rDev +2%

04-07-2012 23:30:57 | More by mungus
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4/5  rDev +2%

04-03-2012 03:13:47 | More by jmbraxton
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-28-2012 05:21:00 | More by TonyTalon
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-20-2012 04:36:40 | More by CBPAS
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2012 02:55:45 | More by disemgrowler
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-02-2012 05:34:53 | More by Zachtheporter
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-19-2012 01:00:16 | More by somnus
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4/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2012 17:09:40 | More by Tyrawlings
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-13-2012 05:41:36 | More by Rckmo10
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-07-2012 23:52:03 | More by despond
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New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:24:46 | More by SLeffler27
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-07-2012 16:58:20 | More by HumanParaquat
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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 19:19:04 | More by GinaBeerInc
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-05-2012 19:36:51 | More by jfcaa193
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4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle stamped E.8.12 which I'm guessing either means it was brewed in December, 2008 or it is best by August, 2012. I'm hoping for the latter.

Appearance is pitch black like used motor oil with a tiny dark tan head that quickly fades to a ring around the glass.

Smells quite strongly of espresso and roasted malt with a touch of caramel.

Taste is sweet caramel, coffee, an roasted malt. Much like a caramel mocha. Lots of bitterness from the malt and coffee. There is an earthy quality to this, kind of woody, that is chicory-like in nature. Mouthfeel is silky and smoothe but quite full-bodied.

Overall this is an excellent beer. The coffee is nicely balanced and I really like the earthy quality. One that I would like to have again.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 02:19:19 | More by rangerred
Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
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