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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 269   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.


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   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 (299) - - 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 (3469) - 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 (1699) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 20, 2013
Bottle at the Local Pub, Halandri. Aroma: Smells of coffee beans (of course). Has some earthy notes. Very attractive. Mouthfeel: Nice creamy feel, not much body. Taste: Dry taste. Palate mostly of coffee beans and dark chocolate. Just a touch of light bitterness and tartness. Finish: Dry, roasted, coffeeish aftertaste. Well executed. Overall: Highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours like a nice cup of joe with a short lived head. Aroma and flavors of mild espresso and roasted malts. Mouth feel is watered down, could be creamier for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1159) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Coffee aroma. Taste of coffee, ash, malt and a hint of fruit with a dry finish. Pleasant, although the flavours aren’t overwhelmingly strong.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101105.
Pours dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate notes, some fruits, dark roasted malts and dark fruits. Flavor of dark fruits, roasted malts, coffee and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vipinvelp (1885) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2013
Black with quickly dissapearing light brown foam head. Aroma is coffee, coffee and coffee. Taste is coffee, little bitter. Aftertaste is long lasting coffee taste. (Velp 201303)


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