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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto)Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto)

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BA SCORE
70
okay

290 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 290
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 21.85%


Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-01-2002)
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance): This beer is very dark brown, nearing black. There is an evident haziness when pouring. A thick beige head that slowly dissipates tops the beer.

Smell: There's a slight sharpness, but most evident is a sweet aroma and some roasted coffee notes. The interplay of the sweetness and the roasted aromas creates an odd smell.

Taste: It's malty and sweet at the center of the palate. The sweetness fades into roasted bitterness, almost coffeeish at the end. There's an odd flavor here that I can't place. Bitterness from hops is hard to detect.

Mouthfeel: There is a tingle of carbonation up front, but otherwise the beer feels very thick, almost viscous.

Drinkability: This is a really heavy beer, it would be good for pairing with food, but on its own it's somewhat overpowering.

Overall: The sweetness is a little too much. There are roasted flavors, but rather than providing balance the milk sugars overpower them.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2006 00:40:47 | More by EPICAC
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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.