Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout | Abita Brewing Co.

Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk StoutAbita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout
BA SCORE
85.4%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 329 ratings
Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk StoutAbita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abita Brewing Co.
Louisiana, United States
abita.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by EgadBananas on 11-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,157
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
329
Liked:
281
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
88
Trade:
1
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Photo of Zazzi82
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sometimesibreathe
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$5.29 (Includes discount and tax)/bomber ($ 0.240/oz) from Oppermann’s Cork ‘N’ Ale, Saginaw, MI.
Best by 1/06/18. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – initially milk chocolate, but quickly overtaken and beaten into submission by the expresso. The expresso remains to the bitter end.
Head large (Maximum 5.4 cm, semi-aggressive pour), tan, dense froth with rocks, good retention, slowly diminishing to an irregular three to nine mm ring and a complete layer, mostly thin with a large rocky thicker portion.
Lacing – good. Dense wide sections of tiny to small bubbles.
Body – dark brown, opaque.
Flavor – starts out with a mild coffee flavor, surprising because of the coffee nasal overload. Follow-up belches are distinctly expresso. Allowing it to warm in my mouth reveals some sweetness and weak caramel as well as some lively carbonation. Either way, it ends with a bitter coffee aftertaste with a long hang time.
Palate – medium, nearly creamy, soft carbonation.

This is definitely a coffee-flavored not-so-stout drink. Very passable unless you’re a purist about your stouts. If so, then it’s a bargain at $ 0.240/oz.

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 3.5, Overall 4.

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Photo of Dewsby
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L) Pours a espresso black with a lovely, frothy cappuccino head. Decent retention for a milk stout.

S) There is a lot of roastyness and malt on the nose, but it does have a strong semblance to an actual cold frappucino, or something of the like. The coffee smell is cool and refreshing, and the lactose definitely comes through with a sweet milk smell. I just wish the aroma were stronger.

T) The taste is solid. Everything in the nose is in the taste. Truth be told, the coffee isn't as strong as anticipated, but it is certainly there. The lactose sweetness dominates the palate, but not in a way that is too out of balance with the rest of the palate.

F) The mouth-feel is solid, but for the flavor profile at hand, I do wish it was silkier.

O) This is great for the price, and just a solid bomber to reach for instead of an overpriced mocha frape from the grocer cooler.

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Photo of ManlyWealth
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome!

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Photo of fisherbray
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tigg924
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is coffee, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. Medium-light bodied, roasty-bitter, with moderate carbonation. Makes for an ok to slightly above average milk stout. The coffee is almost one note and this one does not measure up to other coffee stouts I have had lately. Really like the brewery, but this one is not at the same level as their other recent bomber releases.

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Photo of handmuffin
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served from 22 oz bottle with best by 01/06/18 into glass at home. Pours deep black, opaque with small short lived tawny head. Aroma is full of intense robust roasty coffee when opened but diminishes quickly after poured. No detectable hop aroma. Flavor is much less coffee forward than the aroma, in fact it is barely detectable. The major flavor is dark roasted malt and a subtle milky sweetness. No detectable hop flavor. Smooth creamy body, a little thin, low bitterness, very low carbonation. No detectable alcohol flavor. Overall this beer makes a good first impression with a strong coffee aroma but leaves a lot to be desired in the taste component. Still a decent example of a coffee milk stout that is really easy to drink.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a completely black brew, topped with a cream colored head. The aroma is of dark malt, chocolate, and coffee...backed by deeply roasted grains. Wonderful roasted notes....Sweet, milk-like texture and a coffee undertone. Full and rich body. Excellent.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mattreitz49
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Corburk
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pstam87
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Lagunitas Mason Jar glass.
L: Pours a very dark brown with some red highlights around the edges, massive head that almost looks like a nitro pours, and leaves some great lacing.
S: Coffee on the nose along with some chocolate.
T: Taste matches the aroma, maybe a bit to sweet from the milk sugar.
F: This is a bit thin for me, but I suspect that about right for the style. Nice carbonation.
O: I'm not a big fan of milk stouts, or Abita. That being said, I think this is a very good beer. Thanks to Jerry in Minneapolis for this one.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.51/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeccaH
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlaskaAg
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerguy04
4.54/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours motor oil black with a two finger width tan head. Smells like a cup of Folger's coffee. Taste is like Folger's coffee. Mouthfeel, is like Folger's coffee. Overall, are you sure this isn't Folger's? It is the best beer I've had from this brewery though.

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Abita Select Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout from Abita Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85.4% out of 100 with 329 ratings
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