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:
377
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.04
pDev:
21.05%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Kahlstrom
3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.22/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +26.6%
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 +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatorlove
2.79/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bellonc
2.59/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.59/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.43/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.39/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Auraan
4.07/5  rDev +33.9%
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 +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of dlmvh5150
3.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oakenator
3.42/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrainBamage
2.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours black with head that thins to less than a lace. Smells of sweet chocolate malts...a little mild. Kind of tastes artificially flavored with chemicals. Starts smooth then turns bitter. Not much stands out here and I wouldn't really recommend it.

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Photo of Alycrocker
3.52/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pitch black with a 1 finger head of tan foam with plenty of sticky lacing.

It smells milky, a bit on the sweet side, not a lot of firmness to the aromas.

The taste starts off sweetish, has that Milk Stout flavour though it IS subdued because of the low abv. It finishes neutral taste wise and watery body wise.

A true session ale here but I'm not leaning towards buying a lot more and sessioning.

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Photo of flr0605
3.86/5  rDev +27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very sweet stout, low alcohol content..didnt know what to expect from a japanese stout

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
1.3/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Easily the worst Milk Stout ever.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
1.82/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Bottled 5/2012. 4% ABV per the label.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with roasted malt, cocoa, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with sour roast, cocoa, char, metallic, and funk flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty horrible beer with sour and funky characteristics in both the smell and taste that basically make this one undrinkable.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of saburky
2.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Norseman
3.49/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsh420
2.28/5  rDev -25%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

pours dark dark brown with a 2 finger tan head that fades to nothing and left no lacing on the glass

smell is sour and off putting -little dark fruit cherries chocolate

taste is bad - sour/sweet watered down milk chocolate flavors

mouthfeel is thin very little carbonation

overall this beer would have been a drain pour but at almost $5 a bottle i could not bring my self to do that

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Hitachino Nest Sweet Stout (Lacto) from Kiuchi Brewery
3.04 out of 5 based on 377 ratings.
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