Reports that Starbucks is testing a new coffee drink for autumn that incorporates “toasty stout flavors” has set off a debate over how such a concoction might taste — and questions over where customers can find one. The Dark Barrel Latte was “inspired by the rise of craft beers,” the company says.
This isn’t the first time beer and coffee flavors have mingled. But the relationship has largely been a one-sided one, with artisanal and specialty beers adopting coffee flavors years ago. Many ales have been flavored with espresso, for instance. And the combination of Guinness with espresso is established enough that it’s known as the Muddy Dublin in some corners and the Dufrain in others.
Starbucks’ Dark Barrel Latte is being tested in “a handful of our stores in Ohio and Florida,” a company spokesman says. The company doesn’t yet know if it’ll expand the drink into other markets.
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