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RATINGS: 145   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 Café and Roastery in Ypsilanti, MI. Pairs well with desserts, especially dark chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
infestaxion (22) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 19, 2010
A - Pours dark brown with a big, fizzy mocha head that fades quickly. Has some floaties. Certainly not what I expected. Kind of looks like a Coke. S - Not a very big smell at all. Some coffee and chocolate. A little buttery. T - Wow. Underwhelming. A little bittersweet coffee and chocolate. Then the butteryness kicks in. None of this is very strong however. M - Thin and carbonated. Not what I want out of a stout. D - I’m going to have a hard time getting through this one. I’m glad it’s my only one. Edit: This ended up going down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21751) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Smooth soft palate. A little creamy coffee in with the dark malt. Nicely balanced. Minerally dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Solid black color with brown tints at edges. Fast falling head, wet lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavor similar to that of Founders Breakfast Stout, but a little wetter. Roasted malt, light coffee present. Little aftertaste. Not quite a high quality brew as it’s probably missed its intended mark and has plenty room for improvement, but certainly still drinkable and tasty if you’re craving a coffee stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap - Ashley’s in Westland, MI. Very strong coffee beer. Smooth finish. Very satisfied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark shinny coffee black, a thinner full viscosity, with a thick creamy foamy tan froth. Aroma is fairly nice of coffee beans, some nice sugar and cream aroma as well, pleasant roast. Flavor is strong of coffee with a bit of cream and sugar, full flavored, roasty but fairly soft overall, a nice clean roast flavor in the finish that I wish was more present upfront. Cookie dough and very bitter coffee aftertaste. Medium thinner bodied, creamy oily mouth-feel, harsh sizzling carbonation. Pretty nice. Has a bit of a berry and banana thing going on too, as well as just a subtle hint of infection... oh Arbor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Roasty aroma, chocolate and coffee...maybe a touch of sourness hinted at. Pours a very dark brown with exuberant tan head. Flavor is chocolate and coffee with roasted grain and a hint in the background of sour tartness that probably doesn’t belong there. The too-thin body distracts from the fairly robust flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008 Some roast aroma. Black and very fruity with a crisp dry and slightly bitter roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Dark brown with a mammoth brown head that fades in chunks as quick as can be leaving no real lace. Aroma of molasses, caramel, coffee, roasted grains, chocolate and coffee. Taste of uh, infection. Roasted malt, sour off-putting notes, light cherry and mild coffee. Finishes up dry, acidic and a bit chalky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle. 0paque dark brown with a fizzy cola like light brown head. Aroma is brewed coffee, with light chocolatey notes. Flavor is very coffee oriented with a bitter roast flavor, some chocolatey notes. Thin and light bodied, with a high level of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Has a dark brown and black pour with a tan and dark chocolate bubbled small head, little drabs of sediment at the bottom of the bottle, leaves very little lacing on the glass, aroma of strong coffee (and hints of green coffee or burnt coffee?), dark roasted malt, some dark bitter chocolate, faint licorice and a vegetable fragrance(?), anyway, there is some off smell on the nose, flavor of strong coffee, some chocolate, and dark roasted malt, the flavors do blend well, mouth feel is a little less than medium, if the aroma did not have that little offensiveness this beer would have had a better rating,

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