Hitachino Espresso Stout

Hitachino Espresso Stout

£3.69
4.3
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Espresso stouts are everywhere; it’s true. Yet a good one doesn’t try to hide its flaws with big flavours. Instead, each note is highlighted in what seems to be a choreographed dance. The Japanese Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout is one of the good ones.

Espresso beans are added during the brewing process so its intense coffee flavours and aromas are to be expected. Vanilla, dark fruits and chocolate round out the stout’s complex taste. Its rich and smooth mouthfeel make this beer truly indulgent.

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Style Stout
Country Japanese Beers
ABV 7.0%
Serving Temp 8 to 10 °C
Bottle Size 330ml
At a glance No
The Hitachino Nest beers are the Japan-based Kiuchi Brewery's brand of ales. Brewed using some traditional Sake brewing methods since 1996, the Hitachino Nest beers are the proud holders of many international beer awards.
  1. Fantastic Review by Beebo
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    small stable creamy brown head, opaque extremely dark brown color, flavor of toasted dark bread, coffee and cocoa, espresso coffee flavor with vanila, bittersweet chocolate and some toasted bread in the back, mellow sweetness, lightish bitterness, lively carbonation. Nice and highly enjoyable. (Posted on 16/03/2017)

  2. Stunning Review by MH
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    Great beer. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts, mild taste with medium to low bittenress and accents of coffee and roast. (Posted on 05/02/2017)

  3. No sugar required Review by Klaud
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    I've not had a bad Hitachino. This is my favourite one. Sweet creamy nutty and caramel flavours with a slightly bitter after taste of coffee. (Posted on 11/01/2017)

  4. Fantastic coffee stout Review by MH
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    Pours almost black with a medium to big beige head. Aroma is fresh, vanilla, nuts some orange, caramel and herbs, and roasted coffee. Taste is sweet, with notes of toffee/caramel and dark chocolate and espresso. Bitter finish, rich and tasty stout. NICE! (Posted on 27/12/2016)

  5. Intense Review by Sambo
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    Great flavours from this beer, so rich and lots of mouthfeel (Posted on 15/12/2016)

  6. strong coffee Review by dot
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    nice drink, very strong on the coffee if you like that sort of thing, pours out lovely though , very dark in colour (Posted on 05/12/2016)

  7. A good espresso Review by Middy
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    A good espresso stout that comes in a bottle not too big, so doesn't stick around on the tastebuds. The flavours that come through are well received. (Posted on 28/11/2016)

  8. Pretty nice stout Review by Jo
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    Black colour, some carbonation, very thin mocha head with little retention, sweet coffee, dark fruits and slightly malty aroma, thick creamy mouthfeel with some carbonation, espresso, chocolate and vanilla flavour, sweet, slightly malty and bitter aftertaste, not the best stout out there but pretty good. (Posted on 28/11/2016)

  9. More than acceptable Review by roverj75
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    I think the coffee flavours come through quite well. Not really my kind of thing this but got it to try something different. It's a nice little beer though (Posted on 17/11/2016)

  10. Intense Review by RLinskey
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    Very intense coffee flavour, silky/light body.Very drinkable. (Posted on 13/11/2016)

  11. Full of flavour Review by mik
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    I've tried a couple of different expresso stouts and this one was the best. Not really to my taste, but interesting to try something a little bit different from time to time. (Posted on 23/10/2016)

  12. Bit bitty Review by Tworopes
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    This was not as strong coffee tasting as hoped for from an espresso stout, also this had a lot of bits in it. (Posted on 11/10/2016)

  13. Very nice beer Review by Paul
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    Complex stout, very smooth to drink, chocolate, coffee, fabulous expresso stout. Must buy (Posted on 06/10/2016)

  14. Bansai!! Review by Edward
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    Japan jumps onto the craft brewing bandwagon & the offerings from Hitachino are the only ones I can consistently find generally available in the UK, which is no bad thing :) They have a core IPA/Amber/Stout range, and this the Stout has been beefed-up with the addition espresso beans during the brewing process. Surprisingly, however, it emerges as a well-balanced beer and rather than being oveshadowed the underlying stout shines through nicely. Super but not quite superlative. (Posted on 21/08/2016)

  15. Impressive Review by Superb
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    The rich boldness of the coffee and chocolate in this brew left me wanting more. Quite expensive but worth every penny. (Posted on 21/08/2016)

  16. Excellent Review by LoveBeers
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    Great example of a coffee stout. A really rich and deep flavour. If you've never tried this style, then this is a good place to start. (Posted on 03/08/2016)

  17. Good Espresso Stout Review by Ben
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    Coffee flavours are quite restrained for an espresso stout but this is a plus here I think because as a pure stout the taste is outstanding. (Posted on 29/07/2016)

  18. Best in class Review by Chris H
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    I've had a few coffee stouts now, and this is the best I've come across. (Posted on 28/05/2016)

  19. A little bit different Review by HeyBeer
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    I've tried a couple of different expresso stouts and this one was the best. Not really to my taste, but interesting to try something a little bit different from time to time. (Posted on 09/05/2016)

  20. nice stuff Review by David
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    nice stuff (Posted on 01/05/2016)

  21. Great Review by Chris H
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    My first coffee stout and not disappointing. This beer combines my two favorite beverages into one awesome drinking experience. (Posted on 27/04/2016)

  22. Enjoyable Review by Blind_Drunk
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    I know a lot of people say the Japanese don't know how to make beer but to them I would say, get your mouth round a pint of this. I have tried two beers from this brewery and both where very nice indeed. (Posted on 02/04/2016)

  23. My first Japanese Beer - Wont be the last Review by JT_Spire
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    Wonderful coffee aroma and flavour, not overpowering but enough to give it a bit of a kick. Fairly easy to drink for a stout too! (Posted on 18/03/2016)

  24. A decent coffee stout Review by Danny
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    Not too strong on the coffee like I expected, but a nice stout with a little coffee kick. (Posted on 31/01/2016)

  25. Cant go worng Review by BenY
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    Not had a bad beer by this brewery. This was a dark rich beer with a big burst of roast coffee (Posted on 19/01/2016)

  26. fantastic stout Review by john
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    I like it a lot. Up there with the best. (Posted on 18/01/2016)

  27. Surprisingly good Review by BJ 53
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    I knew a few stouts existed in Japan, but was still surprised how good this one is. True to the style - chocolate, coffee, etc - and none the worse for it. Well worth a try. (Posted on 15/01/2016)

  28. Beautiful Review by Laura
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    Coffee stout that delivers on both counts! (Posted on 05/01/2016)

  29. Smell the coffee Review by Jazzjogger
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    Strong coffee on the nose, smooth, dark, creamy head. The adrenaline hit for grown ups. (Posted on 03/01/2016)

  30. Breakfast coffee (my excuse) Review by Terrier
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    I decided to have this instead of a cup of Coffee on christmas day and was very happy with it. A nice coffee flavour. (Posted on 29/12/2015)

  31. Most impressive! Review by Whisky Socks
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    Hitachino Espresso Stout is a luxuriously smooth drink with a pleasantly pungent aroma – enough said I think. (Posted on 27/11/2015)

  32. Superb... Review by Ady Gray
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    Some espresso stouts overdo the coffee to mask the fact that there\'s not a lot else going on. Hitachino doesn\'t; this is a big coffee hit but the complexity of the underlying fruit and malt still comes through. As an example, it is a leading one; so smooth to drink; so worthy of a re-visit... (Posted on 08/10/2015)

  33. Class Review by Gal
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    A lovely drop (Posted on 21/03/2015)

  34. Class Review by Gal
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    A lovely drop (Posted on 21/03/2015)

  35. Possibly the best coffee stout out there. Review by interzen
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    If you thought Japanese beer stopped at the likes of Sapporo and Kirin, think again.

    This is, apparently, a Japanese interpretation of the American stout style and I have to say that it's an absolute stunner. Stuffed full of 'dark' smells and flavours, this will absolutely knock your socks off: dark, roasted malts, chocolate and, of course, coffee with just a hint of alcohol warmth to keep things interesting.

    Absolutely stunning - prepare to have your perceptions of Japanese beer altered, big style. (Posted on 13/02/2015)


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