This is going to herald a short series of Stouts. By far my favourite beer style, I’ve not been trying out too many of these, so time to make amends
Sleaford Brewery – Espresso Stout, 5.5% vol
Aroma: collection of treacle, espresso, caramel, fresh dark roasted coffee beans and malts
Appearance: Extremely crude oil black, seems to pour the same way; little or no head, what there is is dark tan
Taste: Lots of coffee bitterness, rich roasted coffee, some sweetness on the edges.
Finish: bitter sweet, with a rich coffee style bitter taste; medium-full bodied, smooth, a little bubbly across the tongue
When you pour this beer out of the bottle is looks awesome, the aromas hit the right places and it just looks delicious. The coffee side does take over this beer, so it seems like you are having a long, iced coffee rather than a beer. Don’t get me wrong, If you like coffee stouts then I’d suggest trying this out if you can find it; however, not really to my taste. I little too much like coffee rather than beer.
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