Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
989
Reviews:
419
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.36%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
121
For Trade:
4
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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
2.16/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of sephyrott
4.63/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucaskowalik
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zander4dawin
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark beer, basically a zero head beer, sparse perally tan bubbles. Bitter espresso flavors and a slick easy drinking mouthfeel. Body isn't overly heavy.

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Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Warren2621
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of liquid-lotus
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kofukasho
2.95/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of LoudRed
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheHonestDrinker
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer comes out looking like a fat man stout, but then goes kamikaze style and is all little boy sour on the palate. Completely nuked my mind.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Opaque black, 2-finger tan head, nice laces, good retention.
Fresh chocolate & coffee smell.
Taste - roasted, chocolate, coffee.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
Simple, but effective stout.

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Photo of Libeertarian
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes taken 01/04/17:

Dark brown to black, very opaque. Tall head of rich medium brown, thick, rocky, and foamy, just shy of creamy with great retention and decent stringy lacing. As I pour in the last bit, closer to the outside of glass only due to opacity, I notice inordinately large chunks sink to the bottom and settle. Smells like concentrated coffee, dark chocolate, roast spices, and sweet soily dirt. Palate is astounding. This is an Espresso Stout in every sense of those words. First thing I notice, before even really let it come into contact with the topside of my tongue is a “naturally sweet,” dark chocolatey, tart, almost metallic bitterness. If you enjoy those 75% or higher dark gourmet chocolate squares, you’ll know exactly what I am referring to. This is present throughout and really subordinates all other flavors and suggestions to itself. Sloshing it around, letting it touch the sides and tips of the tongue, there are more overtly roasty and tart and coffee-like qualities. Swallowing and enjoying the after-breath, roastiness and smoke still there but with the addition of highly caramelized sugar, and then the sought-after hops and booze character: earth and spice. Full-bodied, a chewable syrup, a thick creaminess, quaffable suds, moderate heat, balanced astringency.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown molasses like color with a lot of particulate. Chocolate brown, foamy head with trace amounts of lacing. Aroma is espresso and dark chocolate. Very rich. Hints of raisins and nutmeg. Toasted malt and espresso with dark chocolate in the flavor. Earthy and bittersweet. A very good beer overall.

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Photo of samEBC
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nightgardener
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of martianMan
4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpires
4.68/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 989 ratings.
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