Appalachian Ragged Edge Espresso Stout
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Draft at Collegeville. Poured onyx with brown head. The nose was espresso, patent malt. Had a huge coffee flavor, with a flavor that reminded me somewhat of the Bell’s Java coffee/jalapeno oil taste, with copious amounts of malt to balance. Stays heavy on the coffee, with backup hops and a bitterness that will cause me to warm coffee haters to stay far away from this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours black with a thin brown head. I let it sit for an hour so the flavors just pop out. Coffee dominates on the palate and thickens it as well. This beer you could almost eat. And at less than 5% alcohol you could session with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2011 This is Susquehanna Stout blended with strong coffee brewed from an espresso bean blend (not real espresso which requires brewing under pressure) in a ratio that is the equivalent of one shot of espresso-coffee to one pint of beer. While Susquehanna Stout already has significant coffee-like characteristics as a dry stout, the espresso version makes it less dry, and also gives it a much rounder flavor as well as the illusion of a bigger body ( I find a light body to be a defining trait in the normal stout). Very good flavor, the coffee makes it a whole different beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep black with a medium sized beige head. Lovely coffee aromas. Smells like an iced coffee. Roast and malt, lightly sweet, oatmeal. Smooth and gentle roast coffee, long and smooth bitterness. Lovely lingering coffee flavors on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5827) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap, at brewery. Pitch black pour with a small wispy covering of brown head. The nose is more coffee than beer with lots of roastiness. Very thick and rich aroma. Nice citrusy espresso coffee flavor dominates the beer up front, fading to a moderately bitter finish. Nice clingy coffee finish with moderate fizzy carbonation. A little thin, but the coffee compensates. Pretty good as a coffee vehicle, but not the best beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
ABC really improved this brew by adding espresso to it. Aroma is slightly roasted malts. Good body, Has a nice espresso kick to it, to add to the sweet and caramel taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Opaque black color with a medium sized, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of espresso, roasted malts, some dark fruits, and dark chocolate. Taste of much of the same, with some tobacco leaf, and a bit of alcohol as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
On tap at ABC in Harrisburg. The aroma of coffee is delicious over the roasty malts. The appearance is dark, thick and opaque like oil, with a nice creamy head. The flavor from the espresso is strong, but not overpowering. They blended in just the right amount. I know coffee is very cliche in stouts, but they still seem to be delicious every time I try a new one. This one was worth bring a growler of home.

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