Cornerstone Espresso Stout
Appalachian Brewing Company

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3.6 | pDev: 2.5%
Appalachian Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
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Deuane from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Deep black/brown with a thin tan head that reduced to a thin veil and left very little lace.

S-Light aroma of dark roasted coffee and a bit of lactose sweetness.

T-Decent espresso roast bitterness builds as it warms. Pretty solid overall with nice backing lactose sweetness and a tangy finish.

M-Medium bodied with good lasting bitterness. This one comes off as a bit thin though and is missing some robustness.

D-Good with nice flavouring but of course being an ABC offering this is nothing that will blow you away. An effort fails to impress as usual.

Oct 15, 2009
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Harrisburg location on 4/10/09. Served in an oversized mug.

Pours a deep brown/not quite black with a 1/2 finger of creamy mocha colored head. Retains mostly around the edges, flaring up a bit when swirled, leaving some solid looking swathes of lacing back. The aroma is acrid zippy espresso, with a touch of additional roasted coffee character and then blending into some sweeter tones of chocolate and toffee.

The taste has a pleasant roasty coffee character that runs througout the profile but isn't overly bitter. Just as it is about to bite, a chewy sweet backbone of chocolate and caramel kicks in, evening things out before flowing into some extra roasted malts in the back. The finish has a tangy feel from the sweeter malts and lingering coffee, leaving an overall sticky and blackened taste in the mouth. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with a big creamy feel that fills the mouth. This fits in nicely with the big notes of roast and sweetness that are present.

I really appreciated the effort here (and it was really nice to see another small batch offering from the Camp Hill folks on) even if this fell a little short in the ranks of Coffee Stouts. The coffee character was there but this one came off just a bit overly sweet in the aroma and taste. A little tweeking and this could be some great stuff.

Apr 13, 2009
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akorsak from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A pint served on tap at the Cameron street brewpub. I used to stop at Cornerstone daily when I worked on the east shore as an auditor. Good times.

A: The stout is the requisite black color with a light tan head. The first pint had almost a finger; the second almost none. Draw your own conclusions based on that.

S: The nose has a mild coffee presence and a soft roasted grain base. A touch of cream near the end adds a pleasant sweetness.

T: The coffee isn't as pronounced as some in some other brands. A mild sweetness starts off the sip, followed by cocoa powder chocolate and roasted grains. The roasted flavors are full but not bitter. More coffee, cafe au lait not bitter espresso, emerges at the end of the sip. A decent coffee stout.

M: The mouthfeel nicely incorporates the coffee and stout without leaving things to bitter or sharp. It could use a little more coffee oomph though.

D: I enjoyed two pints with lunch but wasn't so enamored that I needed a growler.

Apr 10, 2009
Cornerstone Espresso Stout from Appalachian Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 5 ratings