1147. Red Barn Espresso Stout

1147. Red Barn Espresso Stout

Jadyn and I went to dinner at the CBC on February 27th. This was a new offering so I gladly ordered a glass.

Beer Stats:
Brewery: Cambridge Brewing Company
Alcohol: 6.10%
Serving: Tap
Style: American Stout, BJCP Style Guide

Appearance: 3.5 | Smell: 4.0 | Taste: 4.0 | Mouthfeel: 4.0 | Drinkability: 3.5

Overall: 3.85

This stout pours an opaque black color. The head is thin, but sticks around as a beige ring. The aroma has strong notes of coffee, roasty malts, chocolate, and mild acidic hints.

A smooth and mild malt sweetness appears upfront hinting at chocolate, and persists throughout. The roasty flavors build towards the center and finish in a coffee bitterness that's slightly cut by sweetness. The oatmeal gives this stout a smooth mouthfeel that's medium-bodied and creamy.

There's a pretty strong, acidic coffee component to this beer, which knocks down the drinkability a hair.