Espresso Stout | Anacapa Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Anacapa Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by JayTheFinn on 02-19-2007

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by JayTheFinn:
Photo of JayTheFinn
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Another solid new brew from Anacapa!

A - Not the strongest card to be played by the Espresso Stout. It's got the look: dark brown body with a tan head. However, the head bubbly, not creamy/foamy! It looked more like Mr.Bubbles than a stout.

S - Little, but consistent espresso scent.

T - The flavor follows up the scent with a bit more insistence. I was expecting a chalky espresso bitterness, but instead found a smooth, subtle, complimentary espresso presence coupled nicely with the usual stout flavors.

M - Smooth and creamy. Very little bitterness makes this one slide all over the tongue with little hinderance, bordering quite closely to a wateriness without actually taking the plunge.

D - Utterly drinkable. Great winter brew. Even though the abv is a little high (you don't notice it) I'd consider this a solid session drink.

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Photo of charlzm
3.06/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Consumed January 2nd, 2012 at the brewery. Called "Benyhana Espresso Stout" on the beer menu.

Beer is essentially black; no light makes it through the glass. A creamy one-finger head of light tan subsides to a very sticky film that provides excellent sheeting.

It's no surprise that the aroma is nothing but pungent black coffee.

The flavor is likewise an all-coffee affair; bitter and strong both up front and on the finish. In between, there's a slight dark roasted malt note.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable but not flawed.

Drinkable (especially if you like coffee) but not in a way that makes you look forward to having it again.

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Photo of Endocador
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on a sunny Saturday in January (01/24/09).

A: Dark brown with a golden brown head. Half creamy/half bubbly. Incredible lacing throughout.

S: Real nice espresso bean in the head. Most it lingers. Subtle overall, but well done.

T: Smoother than an oatmeal. Not bitter.

M: Wonderful. Not very thick at all.

D: Great winter drink. And by winter, I mean California-80-degrees-and-sunny winter. But, I'm sure it goes down well for those you in colder climates...

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Espresso Stout from Anacapa Brewing Company
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