Showing posts with label Hitachino. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hitachino. Show all posts

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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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Hitachino Nest XH

Hitachino Nest XH

This is the odd ball beer, a Belgian style ale aged in Sake casks.

Ratebeer 3.69 93 percentile
Beer Advocate B

Obvious lots of people loved this beer. Perhaps the emperor has a nice pair of Khakis.

Taste -2

Eww, the nose oozed lichen, musty and earth tones. The first sip was effervescent rice, wet nuts and tastes like listerine. It smelled like an old house.
Aftertaste 0

Thank goodness is faded fast and was clean.
Alcohol Content +1 7%

This was the only highlight of this beer.

Value -1

This beer was not tasty in the least; too musty and smokie.

Ingame Enhancement -1

I missed a few levels of L4D because I had to dump this beer out and brush my teeth.

Overall -3/10

You must be a fan of earthy and sake tastes to enjoy this beer. If you want something different, look for these owls. Whenever I see these little owls in the future I will reach for my autoshotty