Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by Gyle41386:
3.23/5 rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured from a 24.3oz bottle into a pint glass.
Thin cola-colored pour. About a finger of tan foam fizzes away quickly, leaving behind a thin, bubbly ring. Very little lacing, if any, remains stuck to the glass.
I think the most prominent element of the aroma is borderline sour milk. The "Lacto" part of "Lacto Sweet Stout" jumps out right away. There's milk, caramel, and chocolate, and that's pretty much all I'm getting. Very weak, boring, whatever other descriptor you'd like to use to convey that there's just not a whole lot going on here.
The flavor's the same, there's just not much to/of it. There's nothing off-putting about it, which is a plus. It's just hard to stay interested. One added element that I didn't pick up in the aroma is a coffee-like roast flavor that adds a little bit of balance to the sweetness. Alcohol is never noticeable, but at 3.9% that was never a concern.
Thin body does little to deter one from drinking this rather quickly, nor does the low level of carbonation. There's a bit of fizziness early on that provides a bit of a tingle, but it disappears rather quickly. It doesn't take long to drain the 24oz bottle, but it's not something I'd go out of my way to try again.
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2011 03:48:36 | More by Gyle41386
More User Reviews:
2.84/5 rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Bottle marked SS.12.05 at 50 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of sour milk fading to a wet cardboard
Head large (5 cm), light brown, creamy with some rocks, mostly diminishing to a 2 mm layer
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of lactose with some coffee notes; sweet, no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, carbonation soft
Looks OK, smells bad, tastes – meh. Worth trying once while sharing the bottle among 4-6 people; share the pain. If someone offers you one, plead lactose intolerance.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 13:00:04 | More by Ozzylizard
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 290 ratings.