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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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.


Slacks' rating

3.5
   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ozckr (271) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
chocolate, roasty, woody, brown, black, cloudy, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, creamy,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2161) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle by Cuso. Aroma strong roasted, coffee, dark fruits. Clear very dark colour. Taste got loads of roasted flavours going on, there is coffee and also slightly burnt/ash. Light chocolate. Rather thin bodied, lacks a bit of malty backbone. After all quite drinkable, but strong flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5065) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle from a friend, many thanks Daniel. Very dark brown color wih medium beige head. Aroma of espresso, roasted malt, vanilla, licorice. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, licorice. Coffee sourness in finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spacecube (970) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
500ml bottle, pours black with a tan head, upfront coffee aromas, mocha chocolate, vanilla, medium body with a thin texture and short finish,. Medium sweet with soft carbonation. Nice coffee stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Memory banks rate. Pours black with a thin tan head. Big coffee aromas, light nuts. Taste is sweet coffee, milk chocolate. Better as it warmed up.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11855) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at home in London - sourced from an online retailer. Pours deep brown with a frothy beige head that quickly settles into a film. The aroma holds charred malts, burnt coffee grounds, hints of cocoa and earth. Light to medium sweet flavor with a bit of damp tobacco, mild espresso, some burnt toast, light bitter earth, burnt wood, ash. Light bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with more ashy roast, scorched earth and relaxed coffee character. Fine overall

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1090) - oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2014
Caña en el lúpulo el 02-10-2014. primer día de pinchado.color negro intenso con poca espuma beige poco persistente. Aromas ligeros de maltas tostadas y café. Sabores también ligeros con predominio de café quedándose corta de cuerpo ya que sus 4.2 vol la convierten en algo muy fácil de beber y con poca "chicha". Parecido a un café solo, con mucho hielo. Solo al final parece coger ""algo"" de fuerza. ligera, normal.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toomio (241) - Joensuu, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Nyt on kylmää kahvia. Oikein vimosen päälle. Ei kuitenkaan niin hyvä kuin voisi olla. Ehkä volttien puute on syynä.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (384) - ITALY - SEP 10, 2014
Draught @Cerveseria Jazz Barcelona. Pours black with one finger of cappuccino-like beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, light coffee, peat. Similar taste, very light sweetness, peat and smoke aroma without the usual alcoholic whisky note. Coffee taste lighter than expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lisowczyk (59) - POLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Butelka Barwa czarna. Piana umiarkowanie obfita, lekko znaczy szkło,utrzymuje się tylko kożuch. W zapachu kawa z owocami, wyraźna porzeczka. Smak: delikatna kawa z mlekiem, palony słód i owoce (porzeczka, malina, agrest) Goryczka na średnim poziomie.


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