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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Cafe contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet, creamy maltiness. coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness. Brewed with 100% fair-trade coffee from the Ugly Mug Cafť and Roastery in Ypsilanti, MI. Pairs well with desserts, especially dark chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (5050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2014
bottle. Black with one finger head. Fairly generic coffee stout. Coffee flavor is pretty mild. Fairly smooth, but seems a bit light on flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2960) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little lacing. Aroma of coffee and molasses. Taste is the same with some tartness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 14, 2014
Pours an almost black color. Aroma is coffee and some chocolate. Taste is pretty thin with coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrownALEx (420) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pretty good stout. Dark pour with a thin head. Slightly thin in mouthfeel. Lacks oomph you look for in a stout but would get again if the situation arose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
$2.29 single bought pretty randomly off the shelf. Poured into a shaker pint. Letís hope this is good. Appearance: Pours incredibly chunky with a bunch of floaters that mostly become sediment. Huge amount of yeast at the bottom. The color of the brew is a brown/black color. Small tan head bubbles down fairly quickly. Very little lacing on the glass. Meh. Average at best, Iíd say. Smell: I know it seems odd to say, but it smells watery. Watered down, actually. Wet coffee grounds. Almost a dirt sort of aroma. Just a general roastiness. A slight bit of sweetness coming from somewhere. It sounds like it smells brutally awful, but itís not that bad, to be honest. Itís just not as appetizing as some other stouts. Taste: Playing off the smell. Coffee ground sort of flavor more than actual drinkable coffee. By that, I guess I mean thereís a sort of dirt character in there. It tastes gritty, without having any actual grit. A subtle dark fruit kind of sweetness thatís in many darker brews as well, though I canít pinpoint it. The mouthfeel is the biggest disappointment here, I think, as itís rather thin with a fairly high carbonation -- it drinks more like a porter than a stout, the latter of which I expect to have a thick, creamy, drinks-like-a-meal kind of quality. Not bad, but not great. This brew needs a bit of fine tuning. The thing that really surprises me is that this costs more than the Publican Porter by Shortís that I just had, but itís considerably less enjoyable. I would not be opposed to having this beer again, but itís fairly average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (365) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2014
The Espresso Love Breakfast Stout pours black with a dark tan brown head that lasts a good while and is easily agitated. The aroma is lactose, coffee and chocolate. The flavor is coffee, chocolate and milk. Overall this is a decent brew. I would like to have one in the morning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huhzubendah (3493) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle gifted by Adam. Far out. The beer is near black with a thin beige cap that quickly fades to a thin layer. Aromas of espresso, coffee beans, chocolate, molasses, dark fruits. Nice flavor. Not in the upper tier of its class, but still enjoyable. The body is a tad thin. Strong coffee presence. Light bitterness in the finish. Overall, pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Draft at the Arbot tap takeover at Crunchy's. mahogany with a tan head. Sweet chocolate and syrup. Sweet and roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (1105) - Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Tap at the green well - pours cola with a tan head. Itís thinner then the porter I had just before it, so Iím not sure Iíd call it a stout. Itís subtle, coffee and bitter chocolate, a little dry. Itís flavorful, just a lot more low key then I was expecting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
koleminer20 (2460) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
12 oz bottle. The pour is a ruby-ish dark brown that has a humongous, nearly uncontrollable head. The head fades pretty quick and doesnít leave any lace. The aroma is big coffee. There is a light roast and come caramel notes. The flavor is like wet coffee grounds. There is a little dryness. And the feel is very thin. The finish is absolutely not what Iíd expect in a stout ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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