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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

330 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 330
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 21.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

davegray, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -1%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -1%

firedwarftj, Dec 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Poupae, Dec 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1%

DbbC, Dec 12, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67%

Alex5, Dec 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

jaydoc, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

mpalestino, Oct 13, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

mpenning13, Oct 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1%

harpus, Sep 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1%

tommy5, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of Neorebel
3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sweet Stout has the black and visibly bubbly appearance of Coca-Cola, as it fizzes vigorously on the initial pour, and its head vanishes only a moment later. For the aroma, I pick up caramel and only an inkling of coffee and chocolate...Unfortunately there's what can be described as a metallic off-scent present. The taste however, is quite a bit better. It has a light, milky chocolate flavor, similar to a 'Three Musketeers' candy bar, but it comes with a slightly chalky finish. I don't really mind how it is thin, because I knew that by the ABV % and I happen to like sessionable stouts & porters. Overall though, I expected more from the Kiuchi brewery. I am going to try their Espresso Stout next, as the reviews are much more favorable. In regards to this one, reach for a Guinness instead!

Neorebel, Sep 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

HowlingTurkey, Jul 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

enelson, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

jagada, Jul 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ohtheguilt, Jul 18, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: very dark brown with just a hint of ruby highlight when held up to the light. There appears to be a bit of a light haze to the beer as well; head is a thin layer of tan foam which dissipates to nothing pretty quickly. Not bad color, but the head formation is pretty unfortunate.

Smell: sweet malt with a light roastiness and a pretty nice chocolate aroma. The volume could be turned up a bit, but in general the composition is nice.

Taste: light and sweet, with a chocolatey character and a hint of acidity. There's a bit of a fruitiness here, too, probably due to the sweetness. It's not particularly stout, but it is a tasty enough beer.

Mouthfeel: light-medium body with a decent level of carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: tasty enough and quite drinkable at less than 4%. I might not put this at the top of my list, but for a dark, sessionable beer, this is pretty good (if a little on the sweet side).

flagmantho, Jul 16, 2013
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 330 ratings.