Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout by Kiuchi Brewery

Hitachino Nest Espress Stout

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout is a 7% imperial stout stout beer infused with espresso, something that tickles my fancy whenever I hear those two words together. Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout has a Russian imperial stout as its base and espresso beans added during the boil. There are also four malts added as well to the beer.

Hitachino Nest Espress Stout

Another beer for the morning under the guise of a caffeine hit.

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout Aroma and Taste

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout pours out a thick black colour with a brown frothy head. The consistency reminded me of those Turkish coffees that are so thick your spoon will stand upright in it. There is no masking of the aroma either. Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout has bold aromas of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and cocoa. It’s a little overwhelming at first but the aromas blend well together.

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout tastes, well, like a stout infused with coffee. That seems a bit of a copout of an answer. The addition of the espresso beans give it a much more bitter taste than the usual Russian imperial stout. With the roasted bite as well, the beer is nice when it is served slightly warmer than usual rather than chilled. The chocolate and vanilla aromas are present in the aftertaste that reminded me of that bitter, creamy twang after a good espresso.

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout One-Line Review

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout is a coffee stout done extremely well and comes highly recommended.

Where to Buy Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout

Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout can be bought online at the following places:

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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