Espresso by Dark Star Brewing Company

Dark Star Brewery Espresso is a finely balanced Stout. Ground Arabica Coffee Beans were added to give this Beer it's distinctive taste.


Type: Stout
ABV: 4.2%
Brewery: Dark Star Brewing Company

The Dark Star Brewing Company have been gaining a lot of praise over the last few years with their high quality Ales. This weekend I was fortunate enough to try their Espresso, their Stout. At 4.2% ABV, Espresso is more of your easy drinking dark ale, as opposed to your high alcohol, winter warmer that’s a good beer to finish the night with.

Like other Stout’s, this Ale is dark, with a nice frothy head. On the nose, there’s this smooth chocolate and coffee aroma, very suave. Tasting, this is not an "in your face" flavour assault, but a deliciously play of mocha coffee.

Dark Star Espresso in a handle glass

Online, the Dark Star website explains that they have added freshly ground Arabica coffee beans to provide the coffee aroma. Fair play, the Dark Star crew seem to have got the flavour profile for this Stout perfect as the flavour of the Beer is exceptionally balanced.

I love this Beer. Every element of this Stout is top notch. If you can find it in your local Pub, ensure that you have a pint. You will not be disappointed.

See: Dark

Smell: Coffee

Taste: Molasses, Chocolate

Final Score:
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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