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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333 Ratings

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 21.45%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-01-2002)
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2.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 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.

Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of Andy_Luft
2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of BrooklynPanch
1/5  rDev -67%

Photo of longisland1983
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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1/5  rDev -67%

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -1%

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3/5  rDev -1%

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!

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.