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:
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Added by BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
988
Reviews:
419
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
120
For Trade:
4
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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

11.2oz single from CBX. Poured into a DFH snifter...

A: deep brown / near black; mocha head; no lace; a few bottle conditioning floaties.

S: roasted malts; dark chocolate / fudge notes.

T: roasted / black malt flavor; chocolate; late espresso follows up and lingers.

M: full body; low carbonation; texture is a touch flat, but still pretty deep for 7.5% stout.

O: a very nice stout; espresso flavor isn't overdone; I'd have it again.

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

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, slight cookie dough, and coffee and espresso bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and slightly astringent coffee/espresso flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with some very nice coffee and espresso aromas and flavors that make it easy to drink.

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

A. It is a black brown, with a big tan head that leaves a good amount of lacing. There's some light that comes though around the edges, but limited.

S. It has a poor metallic scent. Some coffee.

T/M. It has a good, crisp, espresso taste. The metallic taste is definitely off the scent. It is a bit dry. Some alcohol.

O. It's a solid espresso, but you really have to be in the mood. It isn't as good as I was hoping, but it at least lives up to its name so you know what you're getting in yourself into.

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3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into tulip during hitachino tasting 2013. Deep black color and tan bead. Smell is nice espresso coffee and roasted sweet malts. Taste is chocolatey roasted malt with nice roasted notes. The espresso is pretty nice but it a bit dry. Nice brew but better coffee brews are out there.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: completely black with a little bit of dark brown around the edges. Head is a thick finger of pillowy dark tan foam. Nice.

Smell: roasty coffee aroma with a pretty substantial amount of vegetal hops. Love the coffee, but the hops are just too forward.

Taste: tons of coffee and roasted barley flavor. The vegetal hop character is thankfully much milder here than in the aroma. Bitter and astringent like a cup of coffee, this beer is successful in that area -- this is definitely an espresso stout and not a mocha stout. I actually rather like it.

Mouthfeel: medium to medium-rich body with a good level of carbonation and a big, rich, smooth creaminess that is thick and satisfying yet goes down easy. Wonderful.

Overall: I like this beer a lot. I might not be in the mood for something like this every day, but for the most part it is quite successful. Good stuff.

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 988 ratings.
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