Maybe since Starbucks has taken over the world with the pumpkin spice latte (PSL), they think they can do whatever they want. Like create a latte that tastes like beer.
The Dark Barrel Latte, made with a flavored syrup that reportedly tastes like dark stout beers like Guinness, is the coffee company’s latest latte venture, according to The Irish Independent. The creamy drink is topped with whipped cream and dark caramel sauce.
A Buzzfeed writer who tried it recently in Columbus, Ohio, said: “It does taste remarkably like stout.’’
It’s only available in select test markets at the moment, but those who have heard about the new beverage have responses ranging from ecstatic, to suspicious, to just plain horrified:
Starbucks has a new drink called Dark Barrel Latte that mimics the flavor of stout beer. Topped with whipped cream & caramel.— C. (@Ciewood) September 21, 2014
Please @Starbucks carry the dark barrel latte everywhere! Just had one in Columbus. Not usually a fan of sweet flavored bev but loved this!— Jessica Hennessey (@jesslhennessey) September 14, 2014
Starbucks is testing a new flavor called Dark Barrel Latte and it tastes like Guinness yay for stout beers— Therese (@resesjoy) September 21, 2014
the dark barrel latte at starbucks really does taste like beer and coffee...— mad libs (@hilibbye) September 18, 2014
warning: don't get the dark barrel latte from Starbucks— McKenna Miller (@mckennamiller5) September 17, 2014
The dark barrel latte at Starbucks literally tastes like drinking a Guinness in the early morning... So yuck— Noel (@noelwoodss) September 16, 2014
Don't try the dark barrel latte from Starbucks cuz it's this icky mix of molasses and almost beer taste.— Jenni Tatum (@jen_neigh) September 15, 2014
Would you try it?