We decided to kick off a little series of stouts to feature local coffee roasters, and selfishly, to observe the results of different beans in beer. We kept the ABV relatively low, the body chewy and voluptuous, and let the coffee do most of the talking.
First up is Cut Coffee Butterknife Espresso (its tasting notes are toffee, peanut butter, and berry jam)! This edition is velvety and rich, with a sweetness that’s rounded out by mild bitterness. Tons of espresso flavour up front, and behind, and everywhere.
What it smells like, what it tastes like: This small batch of stout was conditioned on 30 pounds of freshly roasted espresso beans, lending flavours of strawberry, peanut brittle and dark, chewy caramel.