Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout
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3.94/5
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Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

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#6,372
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424
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1,011
pDev:
11.17%
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Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taste: bold, smokey, dry finish, roasted coffee beans, molasses, tobacco, slight salty notes, Nose is sweeter than taste, roasted dark brew. Black, completely opaque, tan foam head with some lace. Full but oily body.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an espresso stout through and through, but the dominant aromatic note is dark chocolate. Luscious, luxurious dark chocolate, I might add. There are minor twinges of stone and dark fruits, as well as a nice secondary note of the advertised espresso. The aroma in general is nuanced nicely, yet the flavor profile follows nicely. Opening up with notes of toasted bread and faint cherry, it gives way to powerful dark chocolate, caramel, and espresso. Dark cherry touches return on the back end. Not only is it solidly deep, it's also very dry on the palate (the attenuation here is downright superb). It's a bit thin, but it's nicely soft and creamy the same (and at the end of the day, There's also a lot of carbonation, though it doesn't really detract much. This is a damn solid coffee stout, even if the espresso isn't center stage here. It's deeper than the average example while remaining incredibly easygoing. I'd definitely buy this one again, and if it's on tap - even better!

3.89/5: A Japanese coffee stout that can hang with many rock-solid American examples

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Photo of tomb_ride
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dawon
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ikidunot
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Frudel
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle bought at Library Cafe in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.
I was pretty amazed to find craftbeers in Thailand. I decided to grab this one and I didn’t regret it.

Dark chocolate and coffee smells.
Delightful mix of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee beans, small notes of dark fruits.
First beer tasted from Japan. Amazing!

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shantto
3.11/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tim725
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into 2/3 pint glass. BB 03/18.

Hmmm. This is a really good coffee stout. Really rich and roasty with dark chocolate, a bit of black cherry and a tonne of fresh coffee. Thickish mouthfeel and an everlasting finish. Impressive stuff from Kiuchi Brewery. Love it. Cheers!

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled
Pours ajet black body with decent enough tan head
Aroma is full on fresh coffee with a hint of scotch bonnet
Sweet dark prickly java flavour backed up with solid body

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4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.47/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eng_lee
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 11.2 ox bottle into a snifter
L- Deep chocolate brown with high carbonation and a mocha head. Almost has the appearance of actual coffee rather than stout. Even has visible pieces of espresso beans floating around inside.
S- Primarily espresso and dark chocolate, as well as vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, yeast, molasses, nutmeg, and cinnamon
T- Flavor is intense and basically the same as smell but with even more emphasis on the espresso.
F- The mouthfeel is nearly identical to a cup of espresso. it has a nice amount of dry bitterness to balance out its sweet notes.
O- Probably the best espresso stout I've had. It is nearly identical to real espresso in every aspect, even having similar nuances to it's flavor. This would be an excellent beer to have with breakfast so I will have to hunt down another bottle.

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,011 ratings