According to posters on this Reddit thread, Columbus, OH is ground zero for Starbucks Dark Barrel Latte testing. The DBL, Starbucks’ latest latte venture, is made with a flavored syrup that reportedly tastes like dark stout beer (e.g. Guinness), according to The Irish Independent.
Fans of both coffee and stout already know how well the two go together. However, it’s been more about coffee-flavored stouts than stout-flavored coffees up to this point.
Some Twitter users are excited about the #DBL
not a latte/Sbux guy but @ryanmagada said it was like beer. And it was. How they pull off that flavor in the dark barrel latte is beyond me
— Chris McAlister (@chrismcalister) September 15, 2014
— arvind krishnan (@arv140) September 22, 2014
Apparently the new dark barrel latte at starbucks tastes like beer. If there was ever a latte that should be tested in wisco, that’d be it.
— Brenna Seitz (@brrennna) September 21, 2014
The dark barrel latte from Starbucks tastes just like beer & I might be in love — Nina Amicantonio (@Nina_Lauraa) September 18, 2014
But some people just want their Salted Caramel Latte back
— Jim Fuchik (@JMFuchik) September 20, 2014