Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery
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2.9/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2
Very slighly burned black but not quite jet. Medium brown dense head that held. The smell was fantastic IMO with tons of coffee, milk, and brown sugar. It even faded and hit you again each sniff. Somewhat overly carbonated causing the taste to be a bit flighty. Definite milk and malt but it comes of as very artificial and not brewed. As if they had something overly malty and decided to add sugar and half-and-hald as an afterthought. Felt OK, actually quite good, but not very drinkable as inconsistent and generally weird as it is.
Serving type: bottle
08-14-2005 05:14:55 | More by packetknife
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3.45/5 rDev +13.5%
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 308 ratings.