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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

312 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 312
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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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3/5  rDev -1%

05-28-2014 11:38:52 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-23-2014 20:39:36 | More by HabiMendes
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3/5  rDev -1%

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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +13.9%

(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

05-22-2014 03:46:05 | More by Bouleboubier
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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +56.8%

05-22-2014 02:54:32 | More by wrightst
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Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -1%

05-15-2014 05:22:43 | More by ygtbsm94
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New York

3/5  rDev -1%

05-08-2014 01:09:57 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -1%

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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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Nevada

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

04-02-2014 01:31:28 | More by ralphw56
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Ireland

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

03-28-2014 18:50:36 | More by innominat
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-27-2014 01:45:00 | More by mattmarka1
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sblanton83

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

03-14-2014 22:55:28 | More by sblanton83
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California

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -50.5%

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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -6.3%

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
Lacing none
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.

03-08-2014 13:00:04 | More by Ozzylizard
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +32%

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United Kingdom (England)

2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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davegray

California

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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South Dakota

3/5  rDev -1%

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New York

1/5  rDev -67%

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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.