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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 274   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3125) - 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 (2612) - 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 (5789) - .....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 (794) - 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 (273) - - 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.

2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bobson (6) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013 does not count
Thanks to Dutchdrebus. Bottle doesn’t look very appealing and tries to look trendy. Aroma is good but don’t like coffee and neither do I like beer trying to be coffee.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thompson (318) - - APR 27, 2013
Small to no head.. black colour.. smell no coffee.. taste roasted.. shared by dutchdraibus

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3863) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2013
Bottle thx to myself @ benzai. Black colour with a small beige head. Smells roasty, coffee, chocolate. Tastes slightly sour, roasty, coffee, bitter, some chocolate. Thin body, nice carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2013
Drunk in 10 mins before going to meet an old friend. Helped me talk more shite than usual. Then I had black coffee that tasted like coffee, rather than beer pretending to taste like coffee that does a little but not as much as some that don’t pretend to taste like coffee. Not bad, little fuller would be god. Not god. Never god. Good. Definitely getting stingier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2052) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2013
500 ml bottle, at home. Poured into an english pint glass. ABV 4,2% Very dark brown, almost totally black. One finger of head on top of it, dark beige in colour, soapy, with good retention. Very strong aroma of coffee, along with dark chocolate and some little roasted malts on the background. The coffee aroma overpowers everything else. NIce mild bitterness on the taste, here are the roasted malts more intense, followed by the coffee and the chocolate comes mostly on the aftertaste. Fantastic taste. Smooth and creamy on the body, light carbonation. Nice dryness on the palate


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