Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) | Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto)Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto)
BA SCORE
3.05/5
377 Ratings
Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto)Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kiuchi Brewery
Japan
kodawari.cc

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 07-01-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,590
Reviews:
221
Ratings:
377
pDev:
20.98%
Bros Score:
2.61
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
23
Trade:
1
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Photo of Ickiwotog
2.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zekenyce
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
2.09/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance - Pours thin dark brown color with thin tan head that dissipates before I could put the bottle down.

Aroma - I am not really picking much up at all, maybe some lactose and mild chocolate. The aroma has a sour smell to it.

Taste - Wow this is not appetizing at all, I do not even know how to describe this. It seems spoiled.

Feel - Terrible bitter sour taste

Overall - I was not expecting this to be that bad, I cannot even find anything appealing about this beer.

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Photo of Jsalz21
2.41/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nichols33
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ordybill
4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330 ML bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is all malt. The taste is roasted malt, some coffee and chocolate and has that thick milk stout feel with a slight acidic aftertaste.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.12/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

**
04/15/15
Bottle to snifter.
Appearance: very nice. Dark black, big white head that continually roils. Looks a little thin for a stout.
Aroma: not much here, some caramel, brown sugar.
Taste: vegetable, vinegar, plum, tar. Aftertaste is cardboard. Not good.

Such a disappointment, since the Hitachino espresso stout is excellent. I am somewhat amazed at the way the head builds after the beer has settled. I’ll have to bust out an old fluid mechanics textbook someday to see if I can explain it."
**

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Photo of mpenske
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.87/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown to black with only a hint of brown on the edge when held to the light. Topped with 1 finger of dark brown chocolate milk coloured head.

Chocolate, honeycomb toffee, and molasses.

Light toasted notes with a hint of honeycomb toffee.

Light body, moderate, foamy carbonation.

Been wanting to have this one for a while, even though its not so highly rated. No regrets. The nose is awesome, a little flat on the taste but still quite nice. Feels great. Got on wishbeer, drank Aug 6th, 2016 in Chiang Mai.

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Photo of ControlVolume
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sour porter

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Photo of Everydayoff
2.96/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle poured into a Hitachino Nest’s glass.

Very dark brown to almost black in color, the pour builds up thick fluffy tan head that stands with good retention before slowly subsiding to everlasting foamy crown and leaving some lacing behind.

The aroma of sour milk from lactose sugar, some malt sweetness and roastiness, and creamy chocolate too.

Sour milk dominates with a slight roasted malt character. Same time you also get big tartness, big acidic and lactic, slight sweet, slight astringency, and finish with sourness and tartness again.

Medium body with semi-smooth mouthfeel from some lively carbonation, finish is dry. Too much sour even considering to the style, nonetheless, it has some roasted profile to confirm that it is Stout while the rest is just pure acidic and sour.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PeteRiz
3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of kdown
3.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tgates
3.34/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FalconOne
2.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Benish
3.21/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dleigh
3.52/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with a fizzy head that fades quickly. Typical stout char-y smell, but not really complex or strong. Taste is interesting--really light, with a little sweetness and creaminess but not much charred bitterness. A little bit of sour milk going on. Pleasant and refreshing. Like a session stout, if that's a style. I kinda like the fizzy mouthfeel. Not bad.

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Photo of salias
3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kahlstrom
3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.22/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear jet black in color with moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and hints of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that reduces to a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts, lactose sweetness, and chocolate.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness. That is followed by lighter flavors of dark + milk chocolate. Light to moderate amounts of roasty bitterness lingers through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth but slightly thin.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable though a touch thin in mouthfeel. Nice lactose flavors without too much associated sweetness.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.85/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From Bottle. Pours Small tan head with a final thin persistent layer. Clear very dark brown. Aroma roasted malt with sweetness and burnt fruits. Flavours are toasted malts,coffee, dark fruit. For a 4% ABV absolutely great.

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Photo of Magister_Beav
3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 377 ratings
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