In this beer blog, we are going to check out another beer from the Arbor Brewing. It is their Espresso Love Breakfast Stout. If you read my earlier beer blog post when I tried all their beers in a beer flight, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not, please, read the first part or the whole beer blog post. This post is perfect because I am on my way back to Michigan for a beer festival. Let us get into beer.
This beer has a jet black color with a semi tan head on it. The smell is a heavy coffee to it. The taste is a chocolate cover coffee that is smooth but still a full body. There is really no aftertaste. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.arborbrewing.com):
Espresso Love Breakfast Stout
Available on draft at the brewpub every March while supplies last. Available on draft at Corner Brewery every February–April.
Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Café contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet creamy maltiness. Coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness.
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In closing, this is one of my favorite beer styles. This is the only way I get most of my coffee fix. I know I am a little weird because I do not like drinking my coffee hot or warm. I need it to be cold or coffee beans. This beer is nice and creamy but yet has the heavy stout taste to it. It is not drinkable but I can have one after dinner or for dessert. There is a ton going on in this full body brew. I have to say this is one of the best brews I have had in this beer style. I highly recommend this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser