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Style: Stout
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.09/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Coffee and stout make a natural pairing, with chalky bitterness and roasted flavours that serve to balance and complement each other from nose to mouth. Our Beer Kitchen Espresso Stout is brewed with the finest Kenyan Nyeri coffee beans, chosen for their lively roasted character, which intensifies the depth of cocoa-like bitterness in the beer. This is then rounded off with a treacle sweetness from Muscovado sugar. Deep black in colour, the beer is smooth and velvety to the eye and to the mouth.


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, - NOV 14, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from The Beer Tree, Banbury. Reddish brown with slight white head. Much thinner than expected with a very sweet note, sugary, perhaps a hint of coffee but not that much. Quite disappointing really.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle at Ølfestival 2014. Dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Light roasted aroma of caramel and coffee. Light roasted flavour of caramel, licorice and coffee. Light roasted finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle at KØ14. Mild coffee aroma. Clear dark chestnut colour. Small tan head. The flavour is mildly sweet with a little paper and some coffee. Low bitterness. The mouthfeel is a little watery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Bottled. A red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel as well as hints of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet wtih notes of butterscotch, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted and dry breadish. Bitter, toasted and light breadish. Dry and roasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (925) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick beige head. Aroma: Coffee, chocolate malts, roast malt, caramel, golden syrup, fruity and a hint of vanilla. Taste: Low sourness, medium bitter and sweetness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt bitter sweet coffee, with a caramel, fruity and vanilla finish. Comments: Very tasty.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (748) - HONG KONG - MAR 20, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long.

Clear Cola blackish brown colour; Razor-thin head and residual soapy off-white foam which faded in 10 seconds; Small sticky lacing with notable very small carbonation; Quite fragrant sweet aroma of roasted dark malt, with cane sugar, caramel, toffee, light vanilla, light creamed coffee, light soya sauce and light grass; Mid to light sweet taste of roasted malt, with expressive roasted coffee beans, nuts, Cola, light tartness, light caramel, very faint dark fruits, light lime and light grassy hops; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is very thin and watery, close to a Schwarzbier than a Stout or Porter. Light roasted maltyness, good nutty taste, the Kenyan coffee shines through with good roasty bean taste. Sweetness is mostly on nose and fairly thin on palate, More Cola than caramel-toffee. Interesting… Hoppiness is light grass nose, light lime and quite grassy hops on taste. Very low bitterness, mostly nutty non-finish; Slightly dry after taste. Very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is neither a Stout nor even Porter because of its really watery body and rather muted and flat taste, more like a Schwarzbier to me. In that regard, its coffee and sugar aroma works better than the otherwise low-key dark beer taste. Like other “Beer Kitchen” lineups, the brewers seems to test the market water and play this one safe. While its Orange Peels and IPA work out quite nicely, this one is quite lame to bear the stout name. Even as a Schwarz, they have their hands full to fulfill its potential. Nice try, guys.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours dark red with medium head. Aroma is sweet malts AMD some roastiness. Hint of dark chocolate. Flavor is waterish. Roasted malts and some dsrk chocolate. Weak.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2078) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Pours deep amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee. Watery flavor is roasted malts and coffee. Nice, long finish. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7251) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle at The Victoria Arms, Old Marston, Oxford 4th July 2012 whilst out morris dancing with Armaleggan Pours very dark mahogany slight head. Big on coffee and dark sugars, soft coffee aromas, in fact I like the pleasant wafts of coffee. Soft carbonation, a little bit thin otherwise I would have to say it’s pretty good. A7 A3 T6 P4 Ov14 3.4


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