Espresso Milk Stout - Five Seasons Westside
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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by coreyfmcdonald:
3.3/5 rDev -11.5%
A: Black as night with just a ring of head on top, with very lively carbonation throughout.
S: Great coffee smell with faint roastiness in the background. None of the sweetness I was expecting.
T: This is about as dry of a milk stout as I've ever had. The espresso flavor is good, but there is really no sweetness at all.
M: The beer is a bit thin, but very overcarbonated. This distracts very much from the flavor.
O: I almost have a hard time believing this is a milk stout. It's quite roasty and dry for the style, but still tastes pretty good. It tastes more like a porter to me.
09-22-2011 23:37:09 | More by coreyfmcdonald
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +12.6%
On-tap at the brewpub. A different beer from the Octane Stout due to the addition of lactose.
Pours black with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of lightly roasted malts with smooth coffee and slight lactose. Also present are hints of semi-sweet chocolate that intensify as the beer warms.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Equal parts roasted and sweet dark malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderate amounts of roasted espresso beans. Midway through the sip the sweetness subsides a bit as the coffee takes over further and hints of dark chocolate flavors work their way into things. The chocolate fades quickly, allowing coffee and roasted flavors to carry through to a mildly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.
Overall I thought this was an improvement over the regular Octane stout. The sweetness added an extra layer of complexity and the body was improved. Worth a shot.
01-05-2011 04:14:00 | More by glid02
3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
Appearance: Served up a dark brown body with a slim head the color of wet sand.
Smell: Dark malted barley backed by a watered down shot of cold espresso.
Taste: Dark dusky maltiness with a snap of roastiness and faint inclusions of chocolate and caramel. Modestly sweet. Hint of bitterness underneath. Roasty, thinning finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Low level of carbonation.
Overall: It's okay. Again, it was tried side-by-side with the Rosebud’s Milk Stout, and the Espresso version was thinner, both in terms of body and flavor, even though it had the coffee added to it. Go figure.
06-02-2011 19:28:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
Espresso Milk Stout from Five Seasons Westside
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.