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Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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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.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2008
Bottle@Home. Strong espresso aroma. Black coloured, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, bitter, strongly roasted, pure espresso indeed. Roasted dry mouthfeel, thinnish, oily. First I thought it was quite flavorful, but half way the bottle it started to taste like cold coffee more and more. This made it very one dimensional.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goozen (3370) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
Bottle pint: Black but in the upper regions of the glass dark brown, oe of the nearist thing to coffee in the beer-world.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Almost black with an offwhite head. Aroma and flavour of coffee filter and roasted malt. Harsh and also thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Tasted at Chelmsford beer festival 08. Strong coffee nose with malt undertones. Smoke and coffee taste with a slight sourness in the aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14439) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle, 4.2% at ÅBF08. Mild chocolate aroma. Roasted flavour, sour aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 22, 2008
Quite fine beer. Strong black coffee flavour with roasted malts. Bitter ashtrayish coffee mix aftertaste. Black in color. Low carbonated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4820) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2008
Bottled. Tasting @ Kolding Bryglaug.Aroma is strongly ashtray with coffee. Opaque, black coloured with an off-white head. Taste is bitter, has coffee, some bread and ashtray. Dry end.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2008
Near black with a tan head. Aroma is black coffee. Taste is sour and musty with a roasted coffee tang. Mid bitter finish. I was rather disappointed with this: it seemed terribly one dimensional. I suppose it did what it said on the bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (11703) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2008
Black with a small off-white head. Coffee, and ashtray (cold espresso) in the aroma. Thin flavour completely dominated by coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34856) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with an orange glare and a lacing tan head. Dry coffee and roasted malt aroma, lovely cup of coffee it seems. Flavour is dry and bitter: roasted and coffee bitter. Dry roasted and coffeeish finish.


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