Can’t make your mind up on whether you want a nice warm cup of coffee or a glass of ice cold beer? Worry not cause now you don’t have to – ‘Starbuck’s new Dark Barrel Latte is topped with whipped cream and a dark caramel sauce and flavored coffee syrup that is designed to taste like dark Irish beers such as Guinness.’

According to ‘The new drink is currently available in very select test markets such as Columbus, Ohio and a few locations in Florida have it as well. The new beer flavored coffee drink is in limited Starbucks locations as the franchise is still testing the beverage in order to determine its popularity.’

The trend is already drawing attention on media sites with customers tweeting their first reactions: ‘Severely disappointed in @Starbucks. The Dark Barrel Latte is horrid. Bring back my Salted Caramel Latte to Ohio, PLEASE. #notfallwithoutit,’ said Twitter user Kristin Juth.

‘Don’t try the dark barrel latte from Starbucks cuz it’s this icky mix of molasses and almost beer taste,‘ writes Twitter user Jenni Tatum.

Would you try a beer flavoured coffee or, like me, you think that  Starbucks should stick to its traditional brews and flavours? Or maybe you have tasted and loved it? We want to hear from you!


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