Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1916) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2014
Caña en el lúpulo el 02-10-2014. primer día de pinchado.color negro intenso con poca espuma beige poco persistente. Aromas ligeros de maltas tostadas y café. Sabores también ligeros con predominio de café quedándose corta de cuerpo ya que sus 4.2 vol la convierten en algo muy fácil de beber y con poca "chicha". Parecido a un café solo, con mucho hielo. Solo al final parece coger ""algo"" de fuerza. ligera, normal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (411) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Nyt on kylmää kahvia. Oikein vimosen päälle. Ei kuitenkaan niin hyvä kuin voisi olla. Ehkä volttien puute on syynä.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (612) - ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
Draught @Cerveseria Jazz Barcelona. Pours black with one finger of cappuccino-like beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, light coffee, peat. Similar taste, very light sweetness, peat and smoke aroma without the usual alcoholic whisky note. Coffee taste lighter than expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lisowczyk (67) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka Barwa czarna. Piana umiarkowanie obfita, lekko znaczy szkło,utrzymuje się tylko kożuch. W zapachu kawa z owocami, wyraźna porzeczka. Smak: delikatna kawa z mlekiem, palony słód i owoce (porzeczka, malina, agrest) Goryczka na średnim poziomie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2014
Bona cervesa, és equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2580) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin lasting tan head, good lacing. The aroma is of espresso, coffee, smoke, nuts, and lots of sweet malts. The flavour is a bit on the thin side, some roasted coffee bitterness but nearly no espresso. Thin lightly bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, mild carbonation. Finishes average length, lightly bitter. It never really recovers from what really is a nice aroma. Lacking oomph.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, huge coffee nose, sweet, roasted, bit thin, lots of coffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CEZ (406) - Milano, ITALY - MAY 22, 2014
Almost black body, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, hints of burned grass, chocolate, coffee. Low maltiness, mild bitterness. Texture is smooth, palate is thin. Finish is long, moderately dry, slightly bitter. ABV is conveniently low. Nice but a bit watery overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger thick beige head. Aroma: Espresso, roast/smoky malts. Taste: Low/medium sour and bitterness with low sweetness. Slight saltiness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, light body, average carbonation, lingering coffee, malty finish with an increasing espresso bitterness. Comments: Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2250) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at biercab, barcelona. Dark dark dark color. Body is smooth and oily. High bitterness. Aroma is high coffee, roasted. Nice!

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