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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (826) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
500ml bottle. pours a very dark brown almost black with caramel head. aroma and taste are both extremely strongly of...espresso. very nice and smooth mouth feel.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 17, 2013
Wonderful chocolatey coffee aromas but no depth to taste. Thin watery burnt espresso taste and then fades quickly to nothing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1842) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. pours a deep dark, browny black with a ruby edge and a tan head. the aroma is... toasty black coffee with some dark fruit and a hint of vanilla sweetness. Medium body, mild carbonation. Its OK - not quite rich enough, lacking a bit of body and depth. But there are some really good flavours there. There’s a touch of sweetness, some smoke, toast, a little veg, peat, fruit, a bit of ash. Pretty tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4164) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
50 cl. bottle sampled @ Kraddel does 1K tasting. Provided / procured @ T-Drinks. Cheers. BBF 02/2015. Pours a dark brown, light black shades, mocha bubbles for a head. Nose is pure bitter roasted coffee and espresso bean, light roast and touch chocolate. Taste is bitter roasted espresso beans, dark bread malts, lightly sweetish, chocolate, small hint vanilla, touch of roasted malts but espresso and coffee dominates the flavour. Touch light body. Quite enjoyable and easy to drink overall.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kraddel (3482) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2013
bottle thnx to eugene . pours very dark brown, good white foam . smells metallic, german malts. cofee, much coffee... (not bitter ) not my thing, but not per-se bad ...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3267) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 17, 2013
Dobry stout bardzo kawowy, mocny aromat mocnej kawy espresso. Czarny jak irlandzki drafy stout. Oleisty i smolisty. Pelna glebia smaku. Piana srednia ale opada. Aromat mocno palonej kawy i slodu jeczmiennego. Gozkie i wytrawne. Finisz dlugi.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (2946) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2013
Bottle 0.5l from local market. Originally rated 16042012. Colour is black with small head. Aromas and flavours: Coffee and roasted malts.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
bottle, part of my christmas haul that my bro and his awesome wife gave me! they know me well! .. deep brown black .. . fuck off michael buble! .. . mouth is solid .. . great coco head .. . espresso, touch of tannin, and coco .. . great beer!.. . . i love how cellphones now have speakers and camera’s now... give it time and the phone part won’t even be included anymore..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciaranc (930) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 23, 2013
Espresso black, mocha head. Arabica nose, not much else. Flavour is coffee. Flat carbonation, thin enough body. Oily mouthfeel. Finish has a touch of hop resinous bitterness. Nice, but a bit one dimensional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (312) - - MAY 14, 2013
A smooth, mild stout flavour (roasted malts and some hops) laced with a decent amount of coffee. Quite light so it goes down quickly and easily.


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