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.
This variant is Pilot Coffee Roasters: Las Palmas (its tasting notes are juicy, cherry, and brown sugar)! Velvety and rich, with a sweetness that’s rounded out by mild bitterness and tons of coffee flavour up front, and behind, and everywhere.
What it smells like, what it tastes like: This very small batch of stout was conditioned on 1.5kg of freshly roasted coffee beans per hL, lending flavours of dark cherry, hazelnut and caramelized brown sugar.