Brewed by Wadworth
Style: Stout
Devizes, England


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.

imdownthepub's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (10210) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (11198) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2014
DØE. Clear dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 240514

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SarkyNorthener (1941) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle from ocado online. Dark brown beer with red tints and small head. Aroma is roast coffee and a little cocoa. Taste is roasted malts, bitter coffee and a hint of faint cocoa. The taste didn’t live up to the aroma, overall OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Pivo, Oulu. Originally rated 24022012. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee and malts. Very simple and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (13598) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29283) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoufCustom (822) - 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.

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