Stone Americano Stout
Stone Americano Stout is brewed with over 250 lbs. of artisanal espresso-roast beans for each 120-barrel batch, 8.7% ABV. Bottled 1/16/16.
Pours with a dark black color but with some light coming through the edges. Huge black coffee on the aroma, with maybe a hint of toffee sneaking into the background, but this is all about that huge espresso aroma. I’m surprised by the fact that the taste doesn’t mirror the smell, this is more than just a big coffee bomb stout. A good amount of sweeter caramel malt character comes through, a bit of dark chocolate and dark fruits, maybe a slight hint of char or smoke, and finally the coffee comes in right there on the finish. An interesting contrast in aroma versus flavor on this one.
Thanks to Raymond for sharing his lone 12 oz. bottle, I will pick up another couple of bottles if I come across it myself!