Monday, 27 December 2010

Espresso (Dark Star)

Black as espresso with a delightful cappuccino head. The smell has noticeable undertones of coffee, but is lead by a charcoaly heavily roasted malt.

Deep roasted malt fills the palate to start, a slightly burnt edginess cracks the tongue like a whip. Charcoal is a key flavour here, holding middle to account before before leading us to our warming finish. It's as hoppy as it is coffee, pronounced bitterness hits then lingers, mellowing and leaving you feeling like you have just drunk cold coffee. A journey for the taste buds of beer, coffee, beer, coffee.

8/10 The best speciality beer I've had. Beer and coffee in perfect harmony.

Thanks to Dark Star for providing, if you haven't heard of them or drunk their superb beers, I encourage you to do so.


  1. is it as good from Bottle as it is on Cask?

  2. Sorry PDTNC, we didn't spot your comment - we're not sure! I've not had it on cask, perhaps Ed has.

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