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Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout | Kiuchi Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerBeing on 07-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,486
Reviews:
421
Ratings:
1,002
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,002 |  Reviews: 421
Photo of YvesB
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice licorice black with a creme brule colored head, leaving hilly lace and fading slow.

Smells like straight up prune juice. Maybe a little coffee or charred chocolate in the background.

The flavor brings more of the coffee forward, and lingers with acidity and pleasant bitterness as it fades. A touch of "chokoreto" and roast malt also float in. I'm left with pure coffee ground on the finish.

The feel on the palate is significant and creamy. It's huge, and filling in a good way. A mild carbonation keeps it from turning into sludge.

Espresso Stout is a good one to try if you like coffee beers. It lives up to its name and for me, that is all that matters.

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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a dreamy, dark creme colored head. A spot or two of lacing left behind. Fantastic look. Coffee and espresso hit the nose first, with a smooth, malty aroma in the background. The taste is a good espresso, with some malt, stout complexities. Mouth feel is rather nice, although not exceptional. Still feels robust and smooth. Overall, I really quite enjoy this beer. The espresso/coffee flavors are nice and at the front, without being overdone or feeling charred.

Served in a 12oz snifter. I will say, I'm biased in that I love coffee. So keep that in mind with my review.

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Photo of TooGood
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leefx
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 4ster
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 5EKF
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black with a tan head that goes away and only leaves a trace of lacing behind. The smell is coffee and roasted malts. The taste is massively bitter coffee with a minor amount of sweetness. This is a solid coffee beer and it is all coffee.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black pour with a small brown head. Taste has a really nice espresso/coffee ground flavor that is smooth and not bitter. Aroma has espresso and lightly roasted dark malt. Slight coffee bitterness and a chocolate flavor develops as the beer warms. Finishes with a really nice lingering double-shot of espresso flavor.

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Photo of JayQLaw
4.14/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The slightly higher carbonation level releases the coffee flavor that much more. It has a (good) bitter bite at the end, with a nice espresso finish.

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Photo of Jtrigonis
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JMS1512
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
3.65/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

**
01/20/2013
Strong Coffee Aroma. Overpowers everything else. Dark black. Nice head, fades quickly. Very Tasty. Bitter, dark chocolate and coffee flavor. A bit too bitter to have with a meal, but thin enough texture. A really nice Stout.
**

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Photo of riotontheroad
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of suzychesser
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Le_C
4.61/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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