Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England


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RATINGS: 305   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. Itís 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 itís a unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (483) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Pours black with a cappuccino coloured head. Aroma is roasted malts, earth but not much else. Not much coffee going on in this brew, roasted malts and earthy taste like the aroma. A nice thick beer though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle at home, 24th October 15. Pours watery dark brown, quite carbonated. Aroma is nice coffee, slight cocoa. Taste is bitter, coffee. Carbonation high for the style. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (1105) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2015
50cl flesje bij Zeezicht, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 4,2% Uitgeschonken in blanco bokaal Uiterlijk: zwart met redelijke cremelaag Aroma en smaak: chocolade, koffie, caramel, gebrande mouten, redelijke bitter Conclusie: lichte stout, bitter blijft lang hangen, Challenger hop niet erg fruitig aanwezig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8138) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle. Nose of chocolate, nuts, coffee. Rather light malt character, nutty espresso and cocoa flavor. A bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
triskaideka (265) - Killarney, IRELAND - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle at home - pours black with beige head. Aroma - coffee with roasted notes. Taste - coffee and roasted malt dominate - nicely rounded. enjoyable stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnase (252) - Kronoby, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle 500 cl. Pours very dark brown color wih a medium beige head. Aroma of espresso(surprised?), roasted malt, vanilla and some liquorice. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Coffee sourness in finish. Wow, this was good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1323) - Krakow, POLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle Aroma-coffee, chocolate, Appearance-brown, hazy, beige head Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish Overall-very good,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
A deep dark stout with a thick collapsing brown head. In aroma very pleasant resinous coffee grind, espresso, musty and complex. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity chocolate malt with herbaceous character, light bitter chocolate, a bit thin but still solid after 4 years. Bottle from LCBO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (1057) - CROATIA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle; pours very dark brown with a thin khaki head; aroma of roasted coffee and malt with a hint of vanilla; taste is coffee and roast malt with hints of vanilla and licorice; finish is bitter coffee; above average coffee stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (1140) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
50cl bottle at home from BeerRitz. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is coffee, flavor is mild roasted coffee, chocolate, malt, toast. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty medium bitter, light sweet, toast. Medium to full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy, tasty dessert beer, simple, great one.

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