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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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3.94/5
Very Good
1,003 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#5,542
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,003
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
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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4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
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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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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330ml bottle poured into a sniffer.

Opaque black in color, fairly good foamy tan head builds up and dissipates with just some retention to bubble sheet on the surface along with some lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

Nice espresso aroma blending with dark and creamy chocolate dominate all over, roasted and bready malt dwell inside the inner layer as well as hop with a slight grapefruit and spice while that so aromatic espresso coffee is still eminent with really a slight astringency. That is truly a kill scent for coffee lovers.

The taste is just wow. It blows me away in each sip. Kicked off with a significantly sweetness and breadiness from malt, however, it is not here to stay when espresso coffee, dark chocolate, and roasted profile begin to take over in the middle to balance and long-lastingly dominates the taste buds until the finish that also provides a slight astringency and some bitterness as an aftertaste.

The body is medium to rather bold with smooth mouthfeel and some chewiness through the palate, medium carbonation that is enough to carry all the things well, dry finish.

Oh I could drink this all day all night, no words to describe how great it is. Just a must try and definitely worthy.

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,003 ratings
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