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Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
draft at Coles, one of the better beers iíve had from Abita. mild to medium roast, chocolate, coffee notes. flavors meld nicely.smooth mouthfeel. decent

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours a tawny cola brown with a fizzy, bubbly tan head. Tastes like strong dark and burnt coffee, syrupy sweetness. Strange flavor. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like old, burnt, musky coffee and dirt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3453) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Sample pour at a festival. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, light spice, and mixed nuts. Flavor is dry, roast malts, chocolate, espresso, and light earthy bitterness; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Reviewed from notes: had on draft at Craft and Growler. Pours a dark oil like black with tan head. Coffee bean, espresso, chocolate, and malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice coffee flavor. At times it was almost like a dark chocolate covered espresso bean flavor came through. Very enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4107) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2014
A rather dry, toasted soy/coffee roast aroma. Inky, with a big head. The beer was lightly nutty sweet, but I didít get this as a sweet stout at all. Will need to resample with a clearer palate. Parlay Sports Bar, fighting requests to go up and sing karioke with LuckyDog.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - APR 26, 2014
A nice little coffee sweet stout, a bit of astringency and the coffee flavor is far from amazing but itís certainly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2014
d.b.a., Brooklyn tap: Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma is freshly brewed coffee and plenty of it, along with some nice milky sweetness, a bit of chocolate, as well. Taste is sweet and coffee-full. Very much brewed coffee taste rather than grounds. Pretty smooth. Pretty balanced. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikeB311 (14) - Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap at World of Beer. Good creamy off white head with tons of lacing. Strong coffee aroma. A little thin for a milk stout. Strong coffee flavors up front with a sweet milky finish. Overall a solid brew. I would like more coffee bitterness to be present.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at Whole Foods Schaumburg. Dark brown pour thatís seemingly still in the glass. Frothy khaki head reduces to a tapioca collar. Very faint smoky coffee roast fragrance. Taste is a little bit of a let down after reading the description. You have to hold the beer in your mouth for a few seconds before you taste cold brewed coffee. Other than that, itís a thin, mildly roasty and mildly hoppy beer. Clean finish and I probably wouldíve guessed dark lager in a blind taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (322) - Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Draft. poured black with a light tan head. Not much of an aroma. What i did get was light coffee. Taste was weak cola and a hint of sweet vanilla.


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