Espressway

Connecticut
United States
Espressway, Two Roads Brewing Co.
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

In a process unique to Two Roads, we mixed a locally-roasted Ethiopian/Sumatra blend of beans with a rich oatmeal stout under pressure (like espresso but without the steam) using our German-built “Brewnik” device. The mixture is steeped for several days resulting in a true, cold-brewed coffee stout.

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ABV: 
6.5%
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Espressway by Two Roads Brewing Co. is being evaluated as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (Category 30A) from the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines.

Espressway pours black and opaque, with a light tan head that leaves a thick stand of fine bubbles on the beer. It starts off with a prominent aroma of dark roasted coffee, roasted malt, light vanilla, with a hint of nutty oats and bready malt. Just a suggestion of herbal hops emerges behind the powerful malt and coffee, along with a touch of chocolate. The flavor also features dark roast coffee, roasted malt, light nuttiness from the oatmeal, bready malt and a hint of vanilla. Moderately high hop bitterness peaks mid-palate and maintains strength as it moves through the medium-dry finish. No hop flavor develops behind the malt. The oats contribute a creamy, silky mouthfeel that enhances the medium-full body and plays well with the moderate carbonation.

A very well brewed coffee stout, the coffee is well integrated into the malt character and creates a nicely balanced beer. The hop bitterness is a touch high and could be tamed slightly to reduce the competition in the balance, but that's only a minor issue in this enjoyable beer.

Brewery Introduction

Two Roads Brewing Co. was founded in 2012 by four friends who dreamed for years of starting a craft brewery. We foster a “road less traveled” philosophy in the beers we make and how we make them. In that spirit, Phil Markowski, our award-winning Brewmaster and 27 year craft beer veteran has... Read More

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