I went out to sushi the other night for the first time. I liked it. It didn’t go all that well with beer, but I had to try the Japanese stout on the menu: Hitachino Espresso Stout.
It was complex and interesting. Full-bodied, rich, and bold, it had a slight bitterness, but also had a hint of sweet so the bitterness didn’t linger. It was more like coffee than any other stout I’ve tried.