Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery

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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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

I love esoresso stouts and this just did not do it for me.

Taste: Comes on nice and smooth with a good espresso taste then turns very bitter for the after taste Its got a very strange middle that is quite unpleasant to me.

Smell: It smells quite nice very strongly of dark coffee and lightly of stout under that.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From earlier tasting notes:
Pours a near black with a dark tan lacing, barely a lingering head.
Fresh milky coffee smell, chocolate, dates. Nice.
This tastes nice, and most of the flavor seems, to me, to come from the dark fruit/ nutty characteristics and not from the espresso. The bitterness from the roast is also there, but the espresso doesn't seem to dominate or even take center stage. This is not to say this isn't a good stout, it's just a different balance of ingredients from what you'd normally expect from an espresso/ coffee-based brew. The more it warms, the less I favor the flavor; dark fruit/nut characteristics take on more of a vegetable-like aspect. It ends pretty dry. Mouth feel is fairly thick, more oily than sticky. Good carbonation.

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