Style: Flavored Stout
ABV: 7.5 IBU: 55
Southern Tier Brewing Company 2Xpresso
What the brewers say
“A stout so black, so rich, so creamy, it’d be at home in a café along a cobblestone street in some neighborhood in Rome. Yet, it’s beer.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Dark coffee, sweet caramel or chocolate malt in background. Smoky tobacco aromas. Light floral citrus that resolves into lemon.”
Flavor: “Strong coffee flavor and the citrus overtones are somewhat sharp. Moderate hops flavors tend toward spicy. Hoppier than expected up front. Aftertaste has some mocha character.”
Overall: “Some cocoa mole flavors, sort of spicy. Bitterness balances sweetness well. Very drinkable, but uncharacteristic for a stout with so much citrus and hops. More like a black pale ale than a stout.”
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