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Abita Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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, PJ’s 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1299) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tap. Pours a dark cola brown with a ring of beige head. Aroma and taste of espresso, roasted malts, and chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2015
Black, with a dense tan head. Smells like milk chocolate and coffee, which is also how it tastes, pretty much. Nicely rich texture, as well. This one might’ve benefitted from lowered expectations, but I kind of enjoyed it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2629) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2015
22oz bottle Looks like black coffee with rather weak tan head. Aroma: moderately strong. Reasonably good mix of coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted grains Good coffee flavor in terms of both quality and intensity. Medium-light body and carbonation. Smooth but a touch too thin. O: a nice coffee milk stout at a reasonable price.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (798) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Pours dark brown / black with a tan head. Aroma is coffee / soap. Taste is coffee with cream and lactose.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1872) - - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Dark cola with a fizzy mocha head. Aroma is coffee grinds and roasted malt. Taste really focuses on the coffee but adds some chocolate and lactose. Thin creamy mouthfeel. Lightly prickly carb. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2848) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark coffee and milk chocolate malt aroma. Good dark chocolate sweet flavor with a medium sweet coffee finish of long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good rich sweet stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3119) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2015
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 1/8/2016. Pours Clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, vanilla, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, vanilla, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate roasted coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, toasted oats, vanilla, cream, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice coffee milk stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FSUScott (112) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Pours a dark dark brown with a nice dark cream colored head. Smells of roasted coffee bean. Very smooth cappuccino taste with roasted chocolate tones. Milk feel as it should be.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ColovianTrader (393) - - MAR 13, 2015
Pleasant, sweet and easy to drink stout. Flavors of smooth coffee, milk, toffee, sweet cream, brown sugar and hints of creme brulee. No artificial sweetness. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4308) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Aroma is fresh coffee, dark malts and a slight hint of spices. The flavor is coffee, dark malts, chocolate, fruit, a hint of smoke/bbq and and acidic/lactic finish.


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