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Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout
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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3106) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
mikeB311 (12) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Tap at Whole Foods Schaumburg. Dark brown pour that’s 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, it’s a thin, mildly roasty and mildly hoppy beer. Clean finish and I probably would’ve guessed dark lager in a blind taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (261) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours dark brown with thick tan head. Nose is oat malt. Taste is coffee and vanilla. Some charred oat as well. Lactose sweetness. Light body. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with foamy light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt and coffee roast with what seems to be a hint of pepper. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not getting much of the lactose in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Tap sample at CBWF 2014. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark coffee and milk chocolate malt aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet coffee finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good rich beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5023) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Taster on tap at Cincinnati Winter Beer Fest (CWBF) 2014. Black color. Bigger tan head. Really nice nose... Big coffee, creme. Lighter body than I expect from the nose. No chewiness. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. A lot of that coffee bitterness in the taste of this, but I love the aroma. Impressive coffee stout, in how big the coffee aroma is. Body is a little lacking, though, as well as the overall balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nsanders (423) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Tap at Pizza Luce. Deep brown with a thin tan head. Light roast coffee, ash, muddy, and earthy hop. Earthy coffee bitterness. Body is lighter with a bubbly water feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fluffy (1327) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Wow, abita finally made something that doesn't suck. A decent coffee stout! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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