Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Nitro keg and filtered bottle.
Espresso is a black beer with fully roasted barley malt and challenger hops but with freshly ground espresso coffee beans added to the copper for a few minutes after the boil to provide a complementary coffee aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Black beer with a short tan head that laces the glass. Fresh uncomplicated roast malt aroma and flavour. Good carbonation. Well balanced although Arabica beans surprisingly understated given the name. Light coffee tones more prominent towards the finish. Delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10497) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein schwarzes Bier mit einer fingerbreiten beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch bitter, viel Kaffee, röstmalzig. Geschmack leicht röstmalzig, Tabak, Kaffee, bitter, ok!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - FEB 26, 2015
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons. Dark brown, looks almost black in the glass, with a big, fluffy and persistent beige head. Subtle but at the same time glorious aroma, notes of coffee powder, sweet milk chocolate, burnt toffee, caramel/mou candies and a hint of vanilla. Some little piney and herbal hoppy notes as well. The taste pretty much follow suite, despite being way less intense and inviting. Definitely more bitter than sweet too, contrary to the aroma. Taste comprises slightly roasted malt, watered down American coffee, licorice extract and some wet cardboard notes. Pleasently smooth and drinkable though, it’s velvety and chuggable almost like a cask ale. Bitter and astringent aftertaste. Average carbonation, light to medium body, slightly oliy texture. OK stout, but the aroma suggested something much more memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2641) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
Keg @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 05-10-2014.
Pours black with nice tan head, frothy one. Coffee, roasty aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is dry, roasty, bitter, coffee. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissPxx (812) - - DEC 29, 2014
Smells like expresso served in a Canadian pine forest. Very bitter with dark coffee undertones. Syrupy and deep. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sjohnh (446) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Nearly black with a small beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma isn’t strong but a nice whiff of coffee. Medium / light body. Milky coffee flavour, with a touch of licquorice coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (955) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
medium brown mokka head, coffee beans dark malts roast earthy herby smell, medium carbonation and bitter coffee malts sweet touch, some earth a bit thin body some cocoa notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
chocolate, roasty, woody, brown, black, cloudy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (3022) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma strong roasted, coffee, dark fruits. Clear very dark colour. Taste got loads of roasted flavours going on, there is coffee and also slightly burnt/ash. Light chocolate. Rather thin bodied, lacks a bit of malty backbone. After all quite drinkable, but strong flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5987) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from a friend, many thanks Daniel. Very dark brown color wih medium beige head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malt, vanilla, licorice. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Coffee sourness in finish.

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