Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout

Hitachino Nest Lacto Sweet Stout

Ratebeer 2.81 28th percentile
Beer Advocate C+

This style is unique from other stouts by the low hops and addition of lactose sugar into the mix. In the case of Hitachino, it is 10% of the grain bill. This imparts a creamy, milky sweetness with a bit of acidity. I also have the classic example of this style in my cellar, Farsons Lacto. Still looking for anyone to share a good beer with... I picked this beer up at West Vancouver Liquor Store. They have quite the selection of beers.

Taste +4

I liked this beer; it is in stark contrast to the rest of the beer rating world. The nose carried a faint roast and milk chocolate. The taste was silky smooth with sweet milk chocolate and roasted malts. It was a very thin beer and slightly bready. It lacked any noticeable hop bitterness; most likely masked by the lactose acidity and astringency.

Aftertaste +1

A long lasting sweet coating on the tongue was similar to a Malteser.

Alcohol Content -1 4%

This was far from a session beer; too sweet.

Value +1

I liked it and would recommend it to anyone who likes the sweet stouts.

Ingame Enhancement +1

I bought this brew on a panic beer run before the 2010 men's gold medal olympic hockey game. There was a lot of ingame enhancement here; I think I wet my pants during the overtime.

Overall 6/10

A good sweet stout. It was a little thin, but had enough roasted malts, sweet chocolate and lactose astringency to make it interesting.

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1 comment:

handsewnsuit said...

Let me know next time you are at the West Van Liquor depot so I can meet you there and have a pint with and add some 'ingame enhancement'. Your fame is making me feel like a mosquito to an outback overconsuming bud drinker.