Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Rated 3.926 by BeerPals

Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery

Ibaraki, Japan

Style:  Stout

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 27604 Last updated 3 years ago Added to database 16 years ago

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Overall Rank233
Overall Percentile99.6
Style Rank3 of 846
Style Percentile99.6
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score5.0
Average Score4.042
Weighted Score3.926
Standard Deviation0.455

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  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.9 6 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Clear black, dark brown lacing foam head. Great bitter coffee aroma and taste. Chocolate notes. A fine beer, could do some more aroma still. (Velp 201706)

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours a good size frothy brownish head and has a pitch black appearance, no highlights whatsoever. Lacing is fairly weak though. Aromas of dark roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Flavours are mainly coffee and chocolate, some strong notes of the roasted malt, toffee and nutty hints as well. Also some cocoa notes in the finish. Has a smooth and silky mouthfeel, creamy as well. Just the right bitterness on the palate. Great retention. Full bodied. Very good.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    330ml bottle
    7.0% ABV (as written on bottle)
    Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
    The beer pours a solid black colour with a generous light brown creamy head which lasts, The aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is quite sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, with a bitter finish.

  • JERRYMORRISON 2130 reviews
    rated 3.7 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a black colour with a thick beige head. Aroma of rich espresso coffee with some vanilla notes. Rich flavour of espresso, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and some bitter hops in the background which I enjoyed. Light vegetable notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation and a long finish with some robustness and coffee.

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Perhaps I've wrecked my palate with Imperial Stouts, but the mouthfeel on this one seems weak. While I do get a do get a mild coffee flavor first, it is called Espresso Stout so I guess I was expecting a bit more punch on mouth and especially flavor. It's good and it's highly drinkable, but I am a bit surprised by the mostly raving reviews. Now back to your regular programming...

  • MWISCOUNT 74 reviews
    rated 5.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 10 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 10

    I LOVED this beer. I tried the Hitachino Weizen prior to this brew and enjoyed that one as well. Very unique beer flavors! The Espresso Stout had a beautiful black brown color. It looked dreamy in a stemmed pilsner glass and was so creamy! The espresso definitely was the predominate flavor. Vanilla and chocolate accompanied the star of the hour and as a trio, they made a good brood! Would definitely order this beer again and any of the Kiuchi Brewery brews nestled in the Hitachino Nest. A winner! Visit this Brewery's website: http://hitachinonest.com/ It is so cool!

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 4.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    330ml bottle -

    What a way to start out 2013!!! What an amazing stout, full of complexity and showcasing a knowledge of brewing greatness. Deep espresso aroma, scorched dark chocolate, black licorice, and a kiss of alcohol. Opaque black body, a 4-finger thick creamy head, coating the glass...thick...murky...ominous...perfect. The flavor of this this beauty keeps giving and giving. Waves of rich mocha, fresh cream, a bit of soy/meat marinade, a touch smoky, a bit of buttery toffee...amazing. The balance of coffee/chocolate is stunning. What a great beer.

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    pours an extremely dark walnut color with a tan/brown fluffy white head. The head was huge while the retention is ok and there's some great lacing. The aroma is interesting, some coffee and rich roastiness. Some light chocolate, but actually surprisingly light in that. It's certainly an interesting aroma. The taste is a lot of rich expresso/coffee bean. Maybe some cocoa as well and absolutely roasted/smokey on the finish. The first thing I taste is coffee, which leads to a surprisingly thin malt flavor of light cocoa and some caramel. That's followed by some acidity and a rich smokiness that finishes the beer out. The mouthfeel is a little light for an Imperial Stout but does have good carbonation. Note: Stouts and porters are my least favorate style of beer.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Its all about coffee.Big coffee aroma and flavour. Looked great at first but that didn't last.No head or lacing .Did I get a bad bottle.Bought this because of positive reviews.Did I miss something.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 4.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    I got nothing really to add to the discussion other than the coffee note may be a bit overstated. It fun drinking a beer that I will never look at again without being concerned about radio activity. Well rounded coffee, great bit of roasting oils seem to seep in. Nice sweet bitter balance here. Really dig it, Hitichino is quickly becoming a brewery for me to seek out.

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