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Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 279   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1473) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
On tap at biercab, barcelona. Dark dark dark color. Body is smooth and oily. High bitterness. Aroma is high coffee, roasted. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2269) - NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2014
Tasty coffee stout, nice notes of espresso, with a body of cacao malt I think. Good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jacekziegler (23) - Plymouth, Devon, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Freshly ground coffee aroma, not too strong, balanced with roasted malts. This is the beans-like coffee not the instant cheap blend from supermarket. Medium body, drinkable but 33cl bottle would be enough for me.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tsekouratos (285) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 11, 2014
500 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark brown to nearly black color with a beige, thick and big head. Aromas of coffee. Taste of coffe, some roasted and maybe some hints of vanilla. Bitter aftertaste, long! Low carbonation, medum body. Nice beer if you like coffee stouts!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1887) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Thx Schmaranoia. Pours very dark brown with loe beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt, slight acidity, coffee, bitterness. Palate: Light-medium body. Low carbonation. Overall: Decent. A tad acid. Easily drinkable. The low abv mark is interesting, but the bere lacks complexity.

2.6
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (1451) - 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. Its a bit watery, but aside from that its very good. Possibly better suited to cask.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1132) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Osprey87 (1800) - WALES - 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 isnt great and there is something watery and sickly about the flavour. Its OK overall though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchtuga (139) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
Fresh and light espresso stout. Never complex, but rather drinkable stout. Misses something special but never bad.


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