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Forget Pumpkin Spice, This Starbucks Latte Tastes Like Guinness

"I'll have a grande double non-fat Guinness, no whip."

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Most Americans can't live without the caffeine buzz from their morning coffee. And now Starbucks is playing off the buzz afforded by a different type of beverage: beer—or, more accurately, Guinness.

The coffee chain calls it the Dark Barrel Latte. The Telegraph reports that the latte is made with a special stout-flavored syrup. Instead of a foamy head, the latte comes topped with "whipped cream and a dark caramel sauce." And much to the dismay of coffee lovers—or joy, depending on your style—the latte does not contain any alcohol.

Starbucks is still testing the beverage before deciding whether or not to roll it out nationwide.

The Telegraph notes that reaction to the beer-flavored latte has been mixed. On social media, some customers loved it while others thought it tasted awful.

If you want to try the Dark Barrel Latte for yourself, you might need to do some traveling. The beverage is currently only available at locations in Ohio and Florida, as Starbucks is still testing the beverage before deciding whether or not to roll it out nationwide.

I guess we'll just have to settle for Bailey's coffee creamer if we want an alcohol-inspired cup of joe.


Via: Eater
Source: The Telegraph

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