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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchtuga (144) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Fresh and light espresso stout. Never complex, but rather drinkable stout. Misses something special but never bad.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1563) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark colour, taste is of coffee and malts, very rich tasting beer and quite nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3560) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Prominent roasted, powdery malt taste. Strong coffee finish with a touch of charcoal.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpyjoe (4922) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle from Booths. Black with not much of a head. Has a full aroma with plenty of coffee evident. Itís much less stated in its taste but at the same time itís still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (1912) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2013
zwart helder met bruine kraag
aroma: zoet, chocolade, geroosterde moute, koffie/espresso
smaken: redelijk zoet, matig bitter, sterk, licht fruitig, redelijk sterk gemout (gebrande en geroosterde mouten), espresso bonen
medium body, dun van textuur, mooie sterke koffie in zowel aroma als de smaak, had een iets vollere body kunnen gebruiken

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cthomas2390 (228) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Near black pour with red highlights and good tan head.espresso and green pepper aromas fade into chocolate. Peppery astringency and charcoal thru the middle. Ends fairly clean and dry with some residual coffee bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbaxter (23) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2013
pours a deep black and browny nice light brown head. the aroma is roast black coffee with a slight sweetness Medium body, mediumcarbonation. fair beer nice finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5061) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2013
50cl Bottle at Drie Dorstige Herten. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malts, some cream, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, some espresso, bitter chocolate, coffee and cream, bittersweet finish. Light-bodied. Tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (1048) - SCOTLAND - OCT 22, 2013
500ml bottle from Peckhamís, Glasgow (£2.39):
Coffee & roasted malts too. The espresso is very apparent and there is a dryness to the beer with some milky cocoa coming through as well. There is some barley too and a touch of bitterness.
Black with a 2cm foamy head that is a medium to dark tan in colour and holds pretty well.
Coffee & espresso upfront but there is more milkiness than from the nose, Medium strength chocolate & some roasted malts with some bitterness follow. Some faint background fruits make an appearance towards the end too.
A dry taste with medium bitterness and a medium body. Carbonation is light medium and there is a nice, well balanced bitterness to the finish.

Strong coffee & espresso flavours that thankfully donít overpower too much. Surprisingly well balanced and enjoyable offering. Quite a nice beer overall.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Quokka (11) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
The instant coffee of espresso beers. Not smooth at all, watery, and very disappointing.


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