5 Seasons North Dark Star Espresso Stout

Formerly brewed at 5 Seasons North
Style: Dry Stout
Alpharetta, Georgia USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
The second offering in the Serenade Series, this is a traditional dry Irish Stout. It has a deep, dark, mysterious color. Flavors of expresso and chocolate dominate yet a subtle smoky character persists in the background. (There is no coffee or chocolate in there, it’s just the roasted barley.) This recipe was voted Best Stout in the world at the World Beer Cup 2000. This one’s for all you Stout Heads.
5 different espressos added directly to the cask.

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Falcon1 (2) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2015 does not count
Dark stout. Strong coffee smell and a bitter espresso aftertaste. If you are a fan of coffee you will like this one

Cokemonkey11 (998) - - SEP 1, 2014
Not a fan. Intense coffee flavor throughout the entire experience. Not recommended for fans of more typical stouts "with hints of coffee" - this is closer to coffee with alcohol than beer with coffee flavor. Steer clear.

deyholla (11901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap at the Westside location. Pours black with a creamy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong coffee note with roasted malts and just a hint of espresso. Flavor has intense espresso throughout with a hint of roasted malts and dryness.

michealp (11) - - JUL 5, 2012
If you like coffee you’ll love this. Had a pint in the lains in Brighton, very heavy body with a smokey taste very nice, massive amounts of coffee taste.

ration (2253) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Aroma roasted malts, coffee. Strong palate. Some nuts. Not Bad.

drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
draft at the westside location. pours black with white head. nose is roasty, mild coffee notes. flavors have very stale coffee, roasty, dry finish. medium bodied. just okay.

Tessic (1176) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
This stout poured a deep, dark black colour with a fast-living, rocky, tan coloured head. to the nose there are scents of burnt coffee, earth and a little dough. First sip was smooth and a little watery. Flaours of nuts, cocoa and roasted coffee grounds most prodominant. Finish is burnt with coffee flavour lingering...

aracauna (3632) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On cask listed as Coffee Stout. Crawford Moran called it the Cowboy Stout. I decided against adding it as a new beer since this is also a coffee stout by the same brewer. This was an amazing beer. Creamy body, great roast and chocolate, excellent balance of coffee. Definitely worth stopping by the brewpub for.

unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Tap @ 5SW. The blackest beer I’ve ever seen! Blacker than black, black times infinity. Chunky, muddy water colored head. Aroma of rich french roasted black coffee beans. Flavor is of sweet espresso and a deep coffee bitterness. Hints of a sweet potato skin bitterness. Green coffee beans, lots of earthiness. Medium bodied. thin texture. So rich in flavor. Wow, I think I’m gonna be up for a while. Crawford, you are the man!

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Damn this is good!! Black pour. Tons of espresso hit your nose followed by roast and molasses. Flavor is again up front coffee slap in the face with molasses, chocolate and roasted malt. NICE.

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