Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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Hitachino Nest Espresso StoutHitachino Nest Espresso Stout

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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: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a bottle ovah tha boahdah (that's my Maine accent) for $4.75 plus about the same amount for duty. Ouch.

Pours a dark brown with minimal head, but a good tan lace around the edges. Smells sweet, dark fruits, dates, chocolate, no coffee smell as one might expect. Smells more like a strong dark ale. Bittersweet chocolate on the palate giving way to a nice bitterness, maybe even a hint of spice and a nice warming feeling on the back of the tongue. A bit rough feeling on the mouth, but otherwise this is pretty darn good beer. Best of Japan, as far as I go. Worth $10 a 12oz bottle? euhh...

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

A: Pours a deep opaque black with a large amount of tan head. The head dissipates to a thin but solid blanket, but the larger ring around the edge leaves nice lacing.

S: Lots of smoky molasses, cocoa, and coffee. It's just short of harsh, but nice.

T: Mildly sweet and mildly bitter roasted coffee, with the bitterness coming through more towards the finish. The balance is nice with good complexity and nothing overwhelming.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall, nice, and a little unusual. Worth trying, but definitely not my favorite stout.

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This is the third beer I've picked up from this brewery. They have all been quality products and very enjoyable.

This Stout pours the usual color. It has a small but nice head. The aroma is subtle but just right. The taste similarly is what it should be. It is very reserved. The aftertaste is exceptional. It is coffee flavored but perfectly so.

I doubt that I would ever pick up any of these again, at least not for the price ($4.99).

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 992 ratings.
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