I'm curious to hear everyone's take on the differences that they perceive in an espresso stout vs a coffee stout. Is this something that you would classify as a widely different beer or very similar? If you find them to be vastly different how would you go about adding your coffee to the beer?

1 Answer 1


Espresso is just a method of making coffee. What if it was "Drip Filter Coffee Stout" ?!

When I have added coffee to a stout (and I've only done it once), I used pre-roated coffee beans, and coarsely crushed them in a mortar & pestle. I put these into the secondary-phase of fermentation for 3 days.

But... in beer, coffee is a fairly simple flavour addition. I think the big thing, is not too add too much, as it gets astringent quickly.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.