Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beth101 (531) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Pours dark/black with a frothy tan coloured head. Aroma of malty toffee and coffee. Tastes of watery coffee with a burnt aftertaste. Smooth but lacks body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1845) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from Vino Wines. Black body with a thin tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds, brambles and dirt. Flavour of espresso, earth and plum. Medium body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. A rich, flavoursome Stout, especially considering the ABV. Itís a bit watery, but aside from that itís very good. Possibly better suited to cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1147) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is big coffee, some caramel and some chocolate. Taste is light sweet and moderate bitter. Long fininsh with lots of coffee. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2781) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Slightly chilled bottle at a BYOB, BB Dec 2015. Black, no head. Smell - smoke and coffee. Body is light with medium carbonation. Taste - very ashy, semi-sweet with noticeable coffee. Finish is yeasty, watery with no bitterness. The body isnít great and there is something watery and sickly about the flavour. Itís OK overall though.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark colour, taste is of coffee and malts, very rich tasting beer and quite nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3634) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Prominent roasted, powdery malt taste. Strong coffee finish with a touch of charcoal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ManVsBeer (5279) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShivanDragon (2002) - 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

   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.

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