- May 22, 2020
- Reaction score
Pre boxing day lunch tipple with my second bottle from Santa.
This espresso stout has a real coffee kick, both in flavour and aroma.
With molasses like sweetness, light bitterness, it's well carbonated though lost a little head as I drank it.
Might have to try something like this myself, many thanks to whoever brewed it
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Thanks for the nice reviews, I was very pleased with this one myself. As it was my first stout I got it from Dark rock brewing, I wasn't quite brave enough to make my own but I might try next year. One thing I will do though is make it earlier in the year as this beer is still improving. Happy New yearSecond and last SS review - a tasty Espresso Stout. Apologies to the brewer for keeping you hanging!
Slight hiss upon opening, which sounded good for the style. The pour was clear with only a little wisp of sediment at the end which I caught in the bottle, leaving only a small mouthful of the beer. The colour was jet black, with a hint of red/brown in the light of a torch being shone through it. A good head remained for a few minutes then dissipated to a thin foam, which didn't bother me because the carbonation was perfect for me.
Aroma was of slight coffee hints and, of course, the typical stout/roast smell. My wife, who has a better sense of smell than me, detected a stronger coffee aroma. The taste had definite coffee flavours which lingered in the aftertaste. I finished the glas quite quickly as I kept going back for more and it went down very easily.
Well done on a thoroughly enjoyable beer!
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