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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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3.94/5
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1,002 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:
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Added by BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,462
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,002
pDev:
11.17%
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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Nice creamy, bubbly head. Pitch black. Smell and taste of burnt coffee, slight hint of raisin. Maybe a bit too much bitterness for me, but still appealing. Very nice mouthfeel, rich, smooth. Overall, a very tasty and well-done stout. Good value.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a highball glass

A: Pitch black with a rich, dark gold head that settled at about 1-2mm. Decent lacing.

S: Lots of coffee with some chocolaty sweetness and soya sauce-esque scents.

T: Deep coffee notes with touches of chocolate and a slight maltiness. Slight touch of citrus can be detected. Aftertaste is mostly sweet and chocolaty with hints of citrus.

M: Decent to thick with slight carbonation.

O: A very nice stout. Very mellow and quite balanced without getting boring. Very comforting aftertaste. Definitely a beer I would have more of.

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4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A black/brownish brew, a tan head, little lacing and small curtains.

Smelling coffee and chocolate, soy sauce and licorice.

Sweet brown bread, espresso and chocolate chip cookies.

Medium carbonation, soft, a big body, a smooth dry finish.

A really powerful after dinner stout.

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

Appearance: Oily, dark black-brown with a thick coffee-crema coloured head. Head lasts for a good amount of time, and leaves sticky lacing down the glass.

Aroma: A shot of coffee straight up, followed by some dark chocolate, vanilla, and burnt caramel.

Taste: The first thing that I could taste was a strong, almost creamy, bitterness that quickly dissipated into smooth burnt-caramel / brown-sugar and roasted malt. A very deep and complex palate, but without any of the usual lingering bitterness that espresso stouts often have. This is potentially the best espresso stout that I have tasted yet!

Mouthfeel: Creamy and balanced, with carbonation that matches the style well. Possibly slightly thinner than an Imperial Stout should be, but only if you are thinking about it.

Overall: This is probably the best espresso stout that I have tasted. Where most others leave a lingering sharpness or bitterness on the tongue, this one is very smooth and only traces of espresso remain after swallowing. Creamy and rich, like a good espresso should be, it is quite morish and is one that I will definitely repurchase and introduce to others.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip glass.

Appearance- Black in color with a half finger of mocha head that dissipates into a small layer that leaves excellent multi layered sticky lacing.

Smell- Espresso, coffee and a bitter hop

Taste- Black coffee with a middle to backend bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel- Full body that makes you feel like you are almost chewing.

Overall- This is great if you are a black coffee drinker. I personally would have liked a little bit more sweetness for balance.

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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,002 ratings
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