Southampton Espresso Stout | Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Publick House
New York, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Winter

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Added by weeare138 on 02-05-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by bonbright7:
Photo of bonbright7
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Canterbury Ales in Huntington, NY and I found it to be very easy to drink with an explosion of coffee, bitter hops, dark malts, and an unusual underlying sweetness. I managed to divert several people away from the ordinary Guinness on tap as I bought a two rounds of this great beer for those in my immediate area (even for the people I didn't know). That produced a group of happy faces.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Hop Devil Grill in L.E.S.- N.Y.C. Poured black. With a classy looking tiny bubble dark tan head, leaves gobs of sheeting and sticky, extravagant lacing. Smoky, coffee nose. Notes of more strong coffee, smoke, wood, and burnt grains. Smooth, complex and bold brew. Stout lovers, dark and chewy beer lovers and coffee lovers go get some. More interesting, high class brew from the folks “out east”

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Photo of BadBadger
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a growler of this brew. It pours a nice dark color with an exceptionally large foaming head. The smell is overwhelmingly of espresso-coffee up the nose. The taste is all expresso with an incredibly bitter after taste. This beer will wake you up. Certainly worth giving a try. But be warned- if you don't enjoy espresso you will not enjoy this beverage.

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Photo of plaid75
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a deep black hue with a finger and a half foamy tan head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a distinct and robust roasted coffee aroma.

The taste consisted of the aforementioned robust coffee/espresso element, along with some dark chocolate notes.

The mouthfeel was full and very dry with excellent residual flavor.

Overall a superior American Stout. Complex and flavorful.

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Photo of lehows
4.77/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A recurring seasonal at the brewpub, this brew pours a solid black color with a coarse tan head. Head fades down but leaves some nice lacing. Big aromas of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, roasted barley and malt. Taste hits you with the coffee immediately, big roasted flavors of malt, super crisp and dry hops kick in at the end. Wonderful mouthfeel, doesn't get syrupy in the slightest, even as the beer warms. Great on cask as well, much creamier mouthfeel and a bit more complex. One of my favs from Southampton.

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Photo of weeare138
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much thanks to dickinsonbeer for this fresh growler from the brewpub.
A unique black ale flavored with real espresso beans from Hampton Coffee Roasters of Water Mill, NY...
Appears black with a small tan head that retains nicely. Tons of spotty lacing is left all over the glass.
Smell is of coffee grounds with a touch of chocolate buried somewhere in the background.
Taste is of coffee with some bitter, coffee enriched malt being the standout.
Mouthfeel is bitter with some creamy sugar barely coming through. This is not bad but it's in desperate need for balance.

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Photo of hopdog
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from Growler provided by dickinsonbeer.

Poured a dark black color (with some red at the edges) and a larger sized tan head. Aromas of strong coffee (espresso), that gives way to chocolate and roasted malts. Tastes of coffee (strong but not as strong as the aroma), vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. I love espresso coffee, so I'm a sucker for these types of beers. Lacing left on the glass.

Notes from 2/3/06

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Photo of KornWallace
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Brianmerrilyn
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into mini heffe glass at 08 Long Island Craft Brew festival.

A: Oil slick black 1.5 finger head with heavy lacing throughout.

S: Earthy with roasted malts and coffee rushing into your nostrils.

T: Roasted malts come through more than the espresso which was mider, to my delight, than I would have expected.

M: Thick, rich and comfortably creamy with the carbonation helping out.

D: For special occasions but too roasty for me to polish off a couple.

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Photo of Deuane
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Black with a medium tan head that reduced to a thin film. LEft decent lacing.

S-Nice roasted coffee tones supported with notes of sweet roasted malt.

T-Very nice coffee flavor with a sharp bitterness from the malt/hops....all flavors present but a slightly muted.

M-Medium body with a creamy smoothness that was simply exceptional.

D-Very nice. Flavorful and smooth...easy to drink a few for sure. The combination of 3 coffee types make the flavors, while somewhat muted, rather complex.

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Photo of mcallister
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried on tap at The Blind Tiger Ale House. Pours a crystal shade of black with a thin light tan head into a pint glass:(

Aromas are dominated with strong, freshly brewed coffee, or as the name would indicate espresso. Hints of vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruits are also in the aromatics.

The espresso flavors somewhat dominate the overall flavor of the stout and has good tannins on the finish. A slight bit of RS in the finish. Full coffee flavors, cocoa, and black fruit. Mouth was a little thin and the coffee flavors would make this one hard for me to drink many of.

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Photo of urwatuh8
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Monk's Cafe in Philly.

Visually this beer was great. Black with a brown head. The smell was also an inviting roasted and coffee smell.

Taste starts off good. Roasty and coffee, nice balance, nothing overblown. But the aftertaste had a weird porter-ish quality, but not in a good way.

Mouthfeel was pretty weak. Felt watery. I don't expect an imperial stout chewiness, but I want more than this.

Nothing really to limit the drinkability here, but I wasn't excited enought about this that I wanted anymore. I've had some other beers by Southampton that were fantastic, so this was kind of a let down.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours total black. Nose is very mute. I get basically nothing off it. Flavor is heavy on the coffee, but more so a sweetened espresso...or better yet - those Vietnamese iced coffee drinks. Super sweet and strong coffee flavors. Strong malt characters and a touch of rich caramel flavor. Feel is extremely smooth with an almost biting carbonation. Very drinkable. Another fine Southampton production. Just keep in mind that it is going to be on the sweeter malt side.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

S - Delicious. Excellent espresso bouquet with warm milk and chocolate notes.

A - Black, almost no light gets through at all. Just a tint of cheery wood on the sides.

T - Opens with wonderful roast coffee flavor that leaves most of its bitterness behind. There's a soft creaminess that reminds me of warm milk in the background. A few moments into the profile some char comes around. Aftertaste is dark malt.

M - The body is a bit too light, would like a little more to keep the flavors hanging around on my palate.

D - Fairly drinkable. The char didn't wear down my palate and the great coffee taste kept me sipping. If the body had a bit more behind it I would have gladly had another.

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Photo of BeerAcolyte
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Nickls
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Short finger of light tan head; pitch purple-black color

S - Dark fruits; some coffee and a light sweetness

T - Kinda sweet at first with plum-like flavors; a fair hint of roasted coffee

M - Thinner MF than what is expected from the look; tight carbonation

D - Pretty easy drinking and fairly well-balanced, nice lower abv helped out here as well.

Overall, this was a little sweet for me and I was expecting more pronounced coffee flavors. That being said, it was a nice break from some of the high octane coffee brews I've had lately. Worth a look, but don't jump through any hoops.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

32oz growler, poured in a pint glass.

A - black color, with a small tan head that went away in a hurry, leaving a small amount of lacing.

S - roasted coffee aroma.

T - sweet espresso coffee taste, just what is expected.

M - medium bodied, very smooth in the mouth.

D - easy to drink a few of these, and the low abv will let you do so.

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Photo of washburnkid
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the publick house. Reviewed from notes.

Black hues with brown edges. Thin cap of tan lace retains throughout the session. Aromas are heavily roasted coffee. Flavors follow...intense espresso bean with some acidity to balance. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, but this is such an enjoyable stout. Give me roasted espresso, or give me death.

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Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of cep3959
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ordered at the bar at the Publik House.

Served ICE cold (in frosted glass, perhaps). No smell and little taste at this temperature. Tried to wait for it to warm up and open up, but was getting thirsty staring at my pint glass.

Some coffee overtones at the end. Not nearly as coffee/espresso as I expected. Less creamy than expected too. I'd try again next time - I'll order the Stout first giving it time to warm as I drink an IPA or Secret or something.

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Southampton Espresso Stout from Southampton Publick House
4.01 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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