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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) - Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

313 Ratings
THE BROS
61
poor

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Ratings: 313
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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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -1%

09-26-2013 17:34:25 | More by harpus
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -1%

09-13-2013 11:37:34 | More by tommy5
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Neorebel

New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev +2.3%

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!

09-11-2013 10:11:36 | More by Neorebel
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-25-2013 20:04:19 | More by HowlingTurkey
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-22-2013 02:39:33 | More by enelson
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

07-20-2013 04:38:39 | More by jagada
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ohtheguilt

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-18-2013 15:09:59 | More by ohtheguilt
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flagmantho

Washington

3.51/5  rDev +15.8%

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).

07-16-2013 03:01:21 | More by flagmantho
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pathman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

07-14-2013 02:58:32 | More by pathman
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.29/5  rDev +8.6%

Bottle into tulip at hitachino tasting 2013. Deep black color with a bit of tan head. Nice roasty sweet malty aroma with a hint of chocolate. Taste is roasty sweet malt...but somewhat chalky and super dry. Its just way to dry for me but flavor is trying to make an appearance just not quite there...meh

07-13-2013 03:45:07 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Amalak

New York

2.64/5  rDev -12.9%

A, It has a dark brown color, with very little head and basically no lace. Only a bit of light shining through.

S. A bit of a nut scent.

T/M/O. It has a very lame stout taste. There isn't much of a taste there. It is metallic and a bit burnt. Chalky and dry. It is medium bodied, if not a bit less. It just tastes low quality and the after taste really is unappealing.

07-13-2013 03:43:47 | More by Amalak
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kristougher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-07-2013 20:54:26 | More by kristougher
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BlackBeerDown

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +23.8%

07-03-2013 03:08:51 | More by BlackBeerDown
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MatterOfOpinion

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-27-2013 04:02:03 | More by MatterOfOpinion
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BostonPhilly

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -1%

06-24-2013 18:12:45 | More by BostonPhilly
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-24-2013 17:38:13 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Luweezy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

06-11-2013 01:59:27 | More by Luweezy
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.09/5  rDev +2%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a footed tulip.

A: Very dark brown. Pours about 1 finger, bubbly, brown head. Settles very quickly. Very spotty lacing quickly retreats back into the brew.

S: Dark roasted malt with a very prominent sweet cream smell.

T: Char roasted malt with just a touch of unsweetened dark chocolate, and just a rumor of black licorice.

M: Really earthy, and almost mealy feeling. Kind of light and shallow. Lightly sweet aftertaste. Something of a carbonated feel.

D: You can power through this.

Atmosphere is decent. Dark hue, not much of a head, and no lacing though. Nose is roasted malt with a really strong sweetness. Charred malt, with very little else. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

06-02-2013 03:03:13 | More by bmwats
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-29-2013 23:45:51 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +15.5%

05-29-2013 00:13:04 | More by kjkinsey
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-25-2013 10:34:26 | More by Slatetank
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TallSaint

New York

3/5  rDev -1%

04-29-2013 13:12:25 | More by TallSaint
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-ronin-

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-05-2013 01:27:54 | More by -ronin-
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-27-2013 20:49:35 | More by Hultkrantz
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev -1%

03-17-2013 19:24:40 | More by JohnQVD
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.