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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Beer Baron. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Body is a little thin, but I donít think this is that bad. Donít get all of the poor ratings.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (899) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pitch black pour with half inch tan foam head. Sweet smell, like cola syrup. Thin mouth feel, and slightly carbonated. Predominantly Malty flavor, tastes similar to root beer but more sour. Sour dry aftertaste. The bottle I had may be too old. Look forward to re-rating when itís on tap next year.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
svandyke (176) - USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle- Pours a somewhat thin, dark glass. Small head of light tan froth. Cannot easily smell the coffee, must take a big whiff to get much smell at all. Tastes of watery coffee with a hint of hoppy sour. Pretty disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1648) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Draft. Thick balck, opaque, nice tan head. Creamy and full body. Coffee is prevalent. Very good all around.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with mikem409. Pours more like a cola than a beer with a black body and a head that fizzed away in seconds. Pleasant aroma of coffee with notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is coffee with a bit of cardboard and tobacco. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ip2k (8) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
Draught from Aroma like stale coffee and syrup, but strangely delicious. A very intriguing smell. Pours a mostly-opaque black with a medium head of tan micro bubbles. Looks like...coffee+beer. Tastes like bad coffee (which is a shame, because theyíre using Ugly Mug coffee in here which I know is delicious -- if youíre ever in the area, hit up The Ugly Mug in Ypsi for some of the best espresso and other drinks in metro-detroit, roasted on-site) combined with stout. Too bitter, a big hit of...medicine...or something...I just couldnít enjoy this and I only made it through half a pint while I was having it with dinner at Arbor Brewing Co. Very oily on the palette and leaves a lingering bitter medicinal/chemical taste. Overall, this one is a real shame and a big let-down based on how it looks and smells. I wanted to like it, but itís just not very drinkable. Honestly, youíd be much better off pouring a cup of Ugly Mug coffee into a bottle of Guinness extra stout.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2011
12oz bottle from The Beer Depot in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a black colored body with a thin, frothy, tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is big, fresher coffee and espresso with a nice chocolate sweetness. A touch of cream and vanilla. Flavor is big coffee and an odd sourness. A bit of an acidity to the espresso. There is a nice chocolate and some caramel sweetness as this finishes roasty and dry with a light bitterness. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a distinct coffee and chocolate stout with a bit of an odd sourness/acidity on the flavor up front. It does finish nicely once the weird sourness passes. If this had a better flavor up front, it could be much better.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
bottle... light watery brown, watery light tan head... this is a thin terrible beer, donít bother

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Bottled. Poured a not-at-all-lively deep brown with nothing going on for head. The aroma picked up sweeter, roasty espresso paired with vanilla, milk chocolate, and some rolled oats.. sweet overall and rather enjoyable. The flavor found sweeter coffee, chocolates, and vanilla throughout.. just a touch of odd medicinal stuff around (more pronounced as it warmed up).. coffee roast and sourness on the tacky finish. Medium-bodied with low carbonation on the palate.. a little too much odd sourness.. overall OK, but with some definite flaws.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Strykzone (6718) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Quite dark with a light tan head. The nose is ashtray and coffee. The flavor is a mish mash thst just does not wirk. Coffee, dark fruit, earth. Unfortunate.


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