Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 318   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, - OCT 3, 2010
500ml Bottle: Pours near jet black, very nice fluffy tan head that faded quite a bit quickly, but leaves behind a nice layer of wispy head to enjoy. As promised the aroma provides strong espresso grounds alongside roasted malts and toffee. It’s pleasant. This is strong in espresso, dry, very roasty, slightly watery and quite smooth to drink. Very little sweetness to be found in the sip, but it’s a unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (429) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours dark with tanned head. Coffee, earth, roasted malts and bit of chocolate. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (177) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Half Pint on keg at Cheltenham Real Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel aromas. Similar flavours, not too sweet, some bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - AUG 17, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown colour with a thick beige head, nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is coffee, molasses, earth. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, slightly bitter pleasant aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very very nice coffee infused dark beer! I will be seeking more of it without doubt!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Dark brown. Quite rich coffee nose. Lighter body, some thicker sweet malts, brown sugar but then a thin coffeeish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (2565) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Thanks Shuichi! Big and bold espresso and roasted coffee notes up front and dominate throughout, but a bit of dark chocolate as it warms. Light body and easy drinking, really tastes like a coffee at room temperature and the mouthfeel is really nice. Finish is roasty but clean. Amazing for 4.2 percent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3560) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2016

Lukt: Kaffe, lakris, sjokolade.
Utseende: Sort.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Kaffe, frukter, mørk sjokolade, noe bitter avslutning.
Hvor: The Moon on the Square, Feltham.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@4,2%, Når@24.06.2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6903) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines; dark opaque brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma has pleasant coffee and some chocolate, taste has roast coffee, chocolate chips, some roasted malts a hint of dark fruits, light bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2016
Pours an almost black colour with a mocha head, good retention and some creamy lacing. Roasted malt aromas with some nice coffee. The flavours shows more the coffee over the roasted malts with hints of chocolate. Seems watered-down, because of the low alcohol content, but overall, a nice coffee stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (2285) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 1, 2016
0,5l bottle at home courtesy of Cuso, big thanks. No obvious BB date. black color, small coffee-colored head. smells of coffee, bitter herbs, quite roasty, some bitter chocolate, light licorice, hints of vanilla. nice smell. light to medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of licorice, vanilla, light roast, some bitter herbs, coffee grounds, hints of chocolate, light fruit notes. finishes rather watery towards the finish, with some roast and notes of bitter herbs, some licorice and light vanilla notes. decent one, not a fan of vanilla so gets a bit of a penalty for that, but overall enjoyable, finish is a bit watery though. plus points for the low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
chimpgibbon (533) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Nice coffee aroma, sweet malts. Hint of vanilla and cola with a smidge of hops. Quite thin and highly carbonated. Decent enough though.

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