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Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Macchiato is made with pale, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Oats and lactose are added to give the beer a more robust and sweeter taste. The sweetness of the lactose helps balance the bitterness of the brew just like in the coffee drink, which is our inspiration. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. Willamette hops are added to balance out the sweetness of the malts. Finally, PJís Coffee espresso dolce beans are added to the aging tank. This gives the beer a strong coffee flavor and aroma that compliments the existing flavors of the malt.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1326) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2015
This beer pours black with a small khaki head. The aroma blends coffee, caramel malts, vanilla, and roasted malts, and the taste is mildly bitter, mildly sweet, and slightly umami with a sweet coffee finish. The palate has an oily and thin texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1111) - California, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Pours a dark brown color with a cream head. Chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, cream and caramel aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a chocolate and coffee finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfnative (12) - - MAY 13, 2015
Opaque dark brown; big chocolate milk colored head. Pleasant aromas of roasted coffee beans and chocolate. If I were blindfolded and asked to smell this Iím not at all sure Iíd guess "beer." The flavors replicate the aromas except that something in the smell led me to expect "sweet" and this isnít--it is dry and full-bodied with a smooth, creamy texture. Very well balanced. Not for tea drinkers. Like this quite a bit and will look for it again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (658) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle: Deep coffee brown color with a load of khaki head, dissipating slowly and leaving lace. Huge roasty, coffee aroma, some milk chocolate, cola. The flavor follows the aroma, not as sweet as I had presumed. It definitely tastes like bittersweet, creamy espresso with a bit of condensed milk. Adequate carbonation leading to a creamy mouthfeel. It finishes with a touch of lactic sweetness. Full-medium bodied. Itís quite nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2170) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pours coffee brown with a sizable tan head. Coffee aroma with a bit of chocolate. Taste is more complex and itís very smooth and creamy. If I was ordering this at Starbucks Iíd ask for an extra shot of caramel. But Iíve had a caramel macchiato at Starbucks and it wasnít this good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
On tap at Kellehers, Peoria. Sweet chocolatey aroma with some sweetened coffee and hazelnut. Opaque black with ruby-brown highlights and an off-white patch and collar. Flavour is sweet chocolate that quickly becomes burnt, slightly bitter coffee. Full body and velvety smooth feel with moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (6730) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Draft to taster at Ei8ht Ball. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have a nice coffee with cream character, some roasted malt, lactose sugar, mild bitterness, smooth, lighter bodied, decent enough offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2015
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Opaque brown/black color, beige rim head, strips of lace. Taste is toasted malt with a light shot of lactic acid, enough to taste of milk, not enough to make it creamy or remove the toasted edge. Light hops keep things balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (28) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
650ml bottle Pour is as dark as day old coffee. Aroma of milk chocolate and coffee. Rich texture on the palate is of toffee. chocolate brownie and the everpresent espresso. Bitterness is offset by rich roasted malt, Tastes like a coffee beer and not a beer with coffee. Good for a treat, but not your every day beer.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft. Dark clear maroon brown. Huge espresso grounds aroma. Taste is coffee, brownies. A bit heavy on the coffee, could use more beeriness.


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