Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) | Kiuchi Brewery

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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
Ratings:
376
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.05
pDev:
20.98%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
22
For Trade:
1
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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

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatorlove
2.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bellonc
2.59/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.43/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Auraan
4.07/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black body with brown highlights when held to light and one finger of bubbly tan head that quickly receded. Overall impression of appearance is of a light stout, with a nice dark body and head formation that starts large yet recedes quickly. Not bad. Scents of milk chocolate and roast malt, light lactic sourness, yogurt-like, moderate notes of coffee with cream sweet cream, some light leather and dark fruit aromas add an aged feel. Overall impression of aroma is of a very apparent milk stout, but one with a great deal of other aromas present adding depth and making this an appealing beer. Flavor begins mildly sweet with notes of coffee with cream, bittersweet and milk chocolates and a light lactic acid sourness. This moves into a dry middle, with notes of coffee, dark chocolate and cream with a still light lactic sourness. Finish is dry with notes of dark coffee and chocolate, roasted malt at moderately high levels, cream at medium levels, hints of raisin at very light levels and a light lactic sourness. Aftertaste is robust roasted malt and a light cream flavor. Overall impression of flavor is of a rather dry stout, not really the sweet stout claimed on the bottle. Still a rather nice dry milk stout, with a pleasant sourness working well with the roast malt. A rather simple overall profile, but still quite pleasant. Mouthfeel is light bodied with light carbonation and a smooth, slightly chalky feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a dry stout, rather pleasant and easily sessionable. Overall this is an excellent dry milk stout. It showcases the addition of the lactose in aroma and flavor and blends it well with the malt while still staying dry. As a sweet stout it lacks, but overall it is a fine example of a different sort of stout, one that is a touch experimental and very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of Eman17
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.34/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oakenator
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
3.05 out of 5 based on 376 ratings.
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