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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Macchiato is made with pale, caramel, chocolate, and roasted malts. Oats and lactose are added to give the beer a more robust and sweeter taste. The sweetness of the lactose helps balance the bitterness of the brew just like in the coffee drink, which is our inspiration. The roasted malts give the beer its dark color as well as its intense flavor and aroma. Willamette hops are added to balance out the sweetness of the malts. Finally, PJ’s Coffee espresso dolce beans are added to the aging tank. This gives the beer a strong coffee flavor and aroma that compliments the existing flavors of the malt.

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2.7
oobawa (1497) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2017
Thin, restrained both in its coffee and stout elements. Raisin and black cherry sweetness pops up, as does a mild vein of chocolate, but the java is relegated too far to the periphery, instead letting the weak milk stout roastiness take center stage. Watery texture doesn’t help. Pretty much every aspect needs a little more punch. Pass.

3.5
handmuffin (38) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2017
Served from 22 oz bottle with best by 01/06/18 into glass at home. Pours deep black, opaque with small short lived tawny head. Aroma is full of intense robust roasty coffee when opened but diminishes quickly after poured. No detectable hop aroma. Flavor is much less coffee forward than the aroma, in fact it is barely detectable. The major flavor is dark roasted malt and a subtle milky sweetness. No detectable hop flavor. Smooth creamy body, a little thin, low bitterness, very low carbonation. No detectable alcohol flavor. Overall this beer makes a good first impression with a strong coffee aroma but leaves a lot to be desired in the taste component. Still a decent example of a coffee milk stout that is really easy to drink.

3
garyford (4) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count
Good coffee nose and flavor. Not super sweet as macchiato would imply but well balanced beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
JDBaker11058 (2252) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2017
appearance: dark cola brown, lighter brown edges, short creamy light tan head. aroma: espresso, chocolate, light caramel and vanilla. taste: dry dark chocolate, cold pressed coffee, hint of char and baking cocoa. finish: felt just a tad thin on the back end, but semisweet chocolate and roast espresso beans lingered with a nice dryness. notes: Not bad. Would have liked a fuller palate though.

3.5
anders37 (26699) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma. Roasted malty milk chocolate coffee flavor. Has a roasted malty coffee and chocolate finish.

3.8
crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2017
650ml bottle. Pours a nice dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is nice espresso character, this does not smell stale like a lot of ofther coffee beer examples. Teh body on this one is real nice, smooth and creamy, hints of cocoa and coffee, not too sweet, 6% abv was the perfect amount. It was a cheap 4$ bomber but I would love to see 6 pks. Even at that price the bomber is a steal.

4.2
poisoneddwarf (2568) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bomber from Inside the Cellar beer club. Aroma is roasty, coffee, green pepper (yum!), chocolate, wet stone. Pours dark dark brown to black with red highlights and a nice beige head with good retention and some lace. Taste starts out lightly sweet and roasty before turning slightly bitter and dry with flavors matching the aroma, along with some noticeable grassy hop character. Nice stuff here.

4.5
PugUglyBrewer (692) - - FEB 25, 2017
Dark brown color with a short-loved Head of cream colored foam. Rich aromas of espresso and cocoa. Velvety rich mouthfeel with comforting cocoa and light caramel flavors. Light espresso roast finish.

4.5
nasty3939 (31) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Bomber from Beach Liquors. Never been a fan of Abita but a friend recommended this one. Thanks Kati this is a delicious stout. You have to reason that a Louisiana based brewery would know how to do a milk coffee stout. While this is not my highest scoring stout, if you factored in price it would be tough to beat. A 22 ounce bomber for $5.19 is a heck of a deal.

3.9
AWISLguy (3177) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2017
650ml bottle from Sonoma Cellars in Oconomowoc. Black pour with a paler-than-beige head, almost off-white. Quite surprising in combination. Solid streaky lacing. Aroma has big roast espresso, light nut, and chocolate. Later down in the glass, some sweet malt and some lactose show through. This is so led by the smooth fresh roasted coffee, though. Taste is roast, light chocolate, sweet caramel and some nut with some nice oatmeal smoothing things out. The taste is much less a player than the nose, although solid enough. No more than medium bodied with a touch of an alcohol presence. The blend is solid and the carbonation is soft. Finishes to the bitter side of bittersweet. This is better than solid coffee brew. The presence of the roast is a big player, and it is well done. This is actually not so sweet as well blended between the strong coffee bitterness and the other players supplying balancing sweetness. Only down tick is it is a bit light. A stronger, deeper body would be killer. 14.2


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