overall
72
57
style
Brewed by Dark Star
Style: Stout
Horsham, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambister (512) - - NOV 4, 2012
50cl bottle at cottage. Yummy nose with nice coffee and roasted beans. Very well balanced taste which has coffee, hops, some bitterness. Overall very nice brew. Will drink again for sure.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mviljamaa (92) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - APR 17, 2017
Pours with okay light brown foam. Color is very dark brown, but clear. Aroma has coffee as dominant aroma, then cocoa, some yeast, plum. Palate is fairly well balanced, a bit more oily than dry. Taste has cold coffee, burnt notes on top of it, a little bit of mmmi and the bitterness of hops. Its a bit watery as a stout. The flavour could be richer and fuller. Reminds of Belhaven a bit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WaddlingPlatypus (186) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2017
500ml bottle. Thick dark brown, almost black, pour with a fine mocha head. Faint clean coffee aroma with fresh aluminium. Immediate crisp coffee flavour with a touch of chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel, both flavour and aroma were somewhat faint but pleasant and light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thejackpacker (327) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Bottle at home, from independent shop in Lewes. Turned out o be a very smooth coffee beer. Was incredibly malty / roasted and enjoyably drunk slowly after a meal.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steven_B (238) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2017
Pours black with a small off white head. Aroma is filled with coffee and malts. A bit thin in the mouth but has a nice coffee flavour with hints of chocolate. Nothing stand out but a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rostetti (345) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with foamy tan head. Aroma and taste have a lot of coffee with some roasted malt. Bitter aftertaste. Gave what promised: a rich coffee taste. Pretty good one!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (144) - - NOV 24, 2016
pours into a dark black topped with the off white head. aroma is a rich coffee aroma with added chocolate. flavour matches the aroma with a bitter aftertaste. great wee sip.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nurmis (575) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
0,5l bottle. Pours dark with tanned head. Coffee, earth, roasted malts and bit of chocolate. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
Half Pint on keg at Cheltenham Real Ale Festival. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Roasted coffee, caramel aromas. Similar flavours, not too sweet, some bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (230) - - AUG 17, 2016
Served in a Teku glass from a 500ml bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown colour with a thick beige head, nice lacing in the glass. Aroma is coffee, molasses, earth. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, slightly bitter pleasant aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Very very nice coffee infused dark beer! I will be seeking more of it without doubt!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (16949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2016
Dark brown. Quite rich coffee nose. Lighter body, some thicker sweet malts, brown sugar but then a thin coffeeish finish.


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