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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

311 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 21.78%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by oracle:
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oracle

Indiana

2.3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

10 oz pour in a tumbler glass

beer arrived a mysterious deep dark black. The head was a little smaller and a little less dense than I expected with a stout. It left very little lacing to mark it's passage.

Smell was not very strong. Pretty typical stout aroma of sweetness, perhaps with a hint of coffee in the background.

Taste was very up front. Strong flavor of sweet lactose and malt at the beginning, but after that, the flavor went away. Bland and kind of boring with no finish at all.

Thin watery mouthfeel (in a stout!).

I found this beer to be not nearly as good as the other Hitachino beers I've tried and a little disappointing.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2005 14:45:53 | More by oracle
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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 311 ratings.