Year of New Beer: Espresso Totalitarian, Stone Brewing (CA)
Written By: Dion on 04/10/2019
Aromas of coffee, cocoa powder, burnt sugar, and charred malts lead the way on a moderately complex nose. Everything transitions nicely to the tongue, with the espresso blending smoothly into the roasty backbone, coming off nearly creamy and sweet. Just enough earthy hops and char to remind you it's a stout, but it keeps the alcohol hidden remarkably well. This is excellent.