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5 Seasons North Dark Star Espresso Stout

5 Seasons North Dark Star Espresso Stout
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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The second offering in the Serenade Series, this is a traditional dry Irish Stout. It has a deep, dark, mysterious color. Flavors of expresso and chocolate dominate yet a subtle smoky character persists in the background. (There is no coffee or chocolate in there, itís just the roasted barley.) This recipe was voted Best Stout in the world at the World Beer Cup 2000. This oneís for all you Stout Heads.
5 different espressos added directly to the cask.


1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Cokemonkey11 (48) - - SEP 1, 2014
Not a fan. Intense coffee flavor throughout the entire experience. Not recommended for fans of more typical stouts "with hints of coffee" - this is closer to coffee with alcohol than beer with coffee flavor. Steer clear.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6991) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap at the Westside location. Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong coffee note with roasted malts and just a hint of espresso. Flavor has intense espresso throughout with a hint of roasted malts and dryness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michealp (11) - - JUL 5, 2012
If you like coffee youíll love this. Had a pint in the lains in Brighton, very heavy body with a smokey taste very nice, massive amounts of coffee taste.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma roasted malts, coffee. Strong palate. Some nuts. Not Bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
draft at the westside location. pours black with white head. nose is roasty, mild coffee notes. flavors have very stale coffee, roasty, dry finish. medium bodied. just okay.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tessic (906) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
This stout poured a deep, dark black colour with a fast-living, rocky, tan coloured head. to the nose there are scents of burnt coffee, earth and a little dough. First sip was smooth and a little watery. Flaours of nuts, cocoa and roasted coffee grounds most prodominant. Finish is burnt with coffee flavour lingering...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3138) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On cask listed as Coffee Stout. Crawford Moran called it the Cowboy Stout. I decided against adding it as a new beer since this is also a coffee stout by the same brewer. This was an amazing beer. Creamy body, great roast and chocolate, excellent balance of coffee. Definitely worth stopping by the brewpub for.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Tap @ 5SW. The blackest beer Iíve ever seen! Blacker than black, black times infinity. Chunky, muddy water colored head. Aroma of rich french roasted black coffee beans. Flavor is of sweet espresso and a deep coffee bitterness. Hints of a sweet potato skin bitterness. Green coffee beans, lots of earthiness. Medium bodied. thin texture. So rich in flavor. Wow, I think Iím gonna be up for a while. Crawford, you are the man!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Damn this is good!! Black pour. Tons of espresso hit your nose followed by roast and molasses. Flavor is again up front coffee slap in the face with molasses, chocolate and roasted malt. NICE.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010
Date: February 28, 2008
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: solid black, fine tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: big coffee and black chocolate aroma
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich roasted and dark chocolate flavor, lots of coffee character is well balanced with the malts, hint of dark caramel sweetness brings out the dark chocolate, light bitterness keeps the balance
Overall: the coffee adds a nice additional richness but stays well in balance with the base stout, also drier than the standard dark star

Name: Octaine Stout
Date: June 04, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: black, wispy tan head
Aroma: dark roasted aroma with a nice coffee character
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, touch of coffee blends well with the roasted, bitter dark chocolate, just a hint of balancing sweetness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

Date: October 21, 2010
Mode: firkin
Source: brewpub
Appearance: black, creamy tan head
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, touch of caramel sweetness, light roasted and coffee
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice roasted coffee character, dark chocolate bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4


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