Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery
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Reviews by oracle:
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
More User Reviews:
3.45/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
(purchased at NoLibs Foodery(?), chilled - bottle code SS.12.04 - poured into a balloon)
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
T: it's held up pretty decent... dark cacao and roasted barley tea up front... light-moderately tart and acidic up front as well, leaving a mellow bitter bite in the finish... not much sweetness like sugar, maybe a thin thread of it left... mildly roasty and pretty dry... hints of turning
M: sub-medium viscosity up front... attenuates out somewhat thin and flat in the finish... a little residual roast matter left, mild scraping, but, again, pretty dry
O: decent for a dry stout... can't endorse it for a sweet stout, though Kiuchi has some fringe approaches to their products... it certainly did hold up alright after 2 years, maybe not so surprising
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 03:46:05 | More by Bouleboubier
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.