Arbor Brewing Espresso Love
7.5% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Opaque dark brown, with a thick, tan, slow dissipating head.
Aroma: Bitter, roasty and chocolate notes.
Taste: Follows the aroma, with balanced notes of bitter coffee plus roasted and chocolate malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy bodied, chalky and dry up front with a smooth bittersweet finish.
“All I wanna do is drink beer for breakfast,” sang The Replacements, and had it existed back in the day, Espresso Love might have been top of the menu for Paul Westerberg and company. Arbor puts all the best breakfast foods together — 20 pounds of coffee from a local café, oatmeal, and dark malts — to deliver a smooth, extremely well balanced brew that is deceptively strong at 7.5% ABV, making it good as both a pick-me-up and a put-me-down.