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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery

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

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BA SCORE
71
okay

308 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.38%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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datalager

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I added a single bottle of this to my last purchase. Seems interesting enough, and I suppose I had $5 to spare to try something quirky.

The pour is very dark brown, although not completely opaque, with a 1/2 finger tan head. There was a ton of large sediment floating around in mine. I'm not sure if this is normal for this brew, or if I had abnormal amounts of yeast build up in mine from age, as the bottle was a tad dusty upon purchase.

Smell is good, if not overwhelming. Chocolate nibs, roasted malt, a little hops.

Flavor is the best part of this beer for me, although it really needs more punch, IMO. Chocolate and smooth malt up front fades to a medicine like finish that reminds me of Moxie soda. I like Moxie, so the flavor didn't turn me off. I just wish it was stronger. Sadly, there was little yeast or hop flavor to remind you that this is actually a beer, and not a soda.

Sip and swallow is smooth, but nothing memorable.

It's a good beer. That's about it. NOT worth $5.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2011 17:30:56 | More by datalager
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A: impenetrably dark brown liquid... compact foam forms, about a finger width high, then dies down, leaving a spongy-bubbly collar but no lace

S: coffee and creme, the chocolate coating for a Ho-Ho, faint smoky ash, hint of black candy licorice, hint of lactic funk... later, it takes on a wet lawn and soil note, with a drop of chocolate-coated hard caramel candy underneath... the combo of ash and acids seem to dominate, with sub-medium intensity

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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.