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Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout - Abita Brewing Co.

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Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk StoutAbita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

48 Reviews
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Reviews: 48
Hads: 280
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 26
Gots: 78 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co. visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: EgadBananas on 11-16-2013

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Hudson Valley Bev. in Mahopac, NY

Pours near black, under a quickly fading mocha head. Leaves a quality tiny bubble film and sheets and strands of fine lacing.

Mild nose of milk chocolate and dulled coffee notes.

Super smooth and soft on the tongue. More chocolate, faint coffee on the palate and perhaps a hint of cherry shining through Moderate sweetness. Nicely done

Tasty and easy drinking, I'd like to give this a try with some chocolate dessert...one of the best brews I've had from Abita (516 characters)

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Abita Select coffee milk stout served at the Ponce de Leon Beer Fest.

Dark clear brown body with a small head that soon reduces to a ring.

Body is a too light and, perhaps, over-carbonated.

Sweet milt stout character gets dominated by the strong black coffee aroma and flavor.

O: for coffee lovers only. This coffee stout suffered by comparison in pretty much every way to a Founders Breakfast Stout consumed right afterwards (but that's not quite a fair comparison). [Slightly revised with full 22oz bottle in March 2015]. (529 characters)

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3.34/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Nose is great. Flavors are good. But thin, I'm convinced stouts need to hit 7% to have the right mouth feel. (108 characters)

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3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a dark brown, witha billowing 2 finger head that's the color of french vanilla. Lingers awhile and remains thick.
S- Other than the espresso beans and coffee aroma, nothing much else comes to the forefront.
T- Nice, roasty flavor with the coffee/espresso flavor coming through in just the right amount. Awesome balance on the coffee. A bit of smokiness is present as well. Slight roasty bitterness on the back end. This is just a great tasting beer.
M- Really light for a stout, bordering on light to medium with a decent amount of carbonation.
O- I really enjoyed this beer. A pleasant surprise from Abita! (617 characters)

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4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a bomber into a stout/porter glass.

Quite foamy with the head, which looks like the froth on a coffee milkshake. Body is dark black. About what you'd want and expect in a good stout.

Smells of deep espresso with some dark chocolate accompaniment. Sweet creamy vanilla and caramel make me think of one of those Starbucks drinks. Overall it's a good balance of bold coffee and sweetness.

Man this just tastes like cold-brewed coffee with some sweet creamer. I could probably sip this at work and get away with it. Only a floral spicy flavor on the finish and some maltiness clue me to the fact I'm drinking a beer. There is something about the finish that tastes especially lager-like, heavy on floral and grassy hops with that pungent malt combination and this seems a tad off. Pleasantly, more dark chocolate flavor sticks to my palate as I drink more and more of the brew.

This beer is refreshing though. Incredibly easy-drinking, smooth, and coffee-like in feel. Part of me wants to ask for a thicker body, but this is just so enjoyable to drink that I can overlook it.

Man, this is the most delicious offering from Abita that I've had in quite some time. As light and easy-drinking as it is, it really belongs in a six-pack. Abita, can you make that happen? (1,275 characters)

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3.32/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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1.83/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I've had a lot of stouts. Milk stouts, espresso stouts, coffee stouts, outmeal stouts, you name it. Most of them are awesome.

This one smells and tastes like cigarette butts. Thinking I was crazy, I let a friend (a fellow craft brew enthusiast) do a blind taste test. "WTF? Is this a Cigarette Stout?"

Stay away from this one. (334 characters)

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4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Holy coffee aroma! Represents well in the flavor, as well, while also carrying nice notes of sweet chocolate and cream.

Smooth ligh body, very drinkable. One of the best beers by Abita I've ever had. (200 characters)

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3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is coffee and milk with some wood.
The taste is coffee and dark chocolate.
The texture is smooth.
A great brew. (165 characters)

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Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.