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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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Three words: WTF. It’s as if they spent all the money on the marketing budget for the labels and then forgot to buy quality ingredients to make the beer. It is near irrational, but nothing disappoints me more than a bad beer, than a bad beer with an awesome label. This just tasted like sour chocolate malts and the coffee McDonald’s tries to serve you at like 3 in the afternoon. UGH!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2584) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2008
bottle shared by mmm///beer. Thanks Dennis!
Pours a dark black with a fizzy tan head. Smell is roasty and coffee beans with some dullness to the malt. Taste is mostly coffee and there is slight tartness about it as well. Tart coffee grounds but some creamy sweetness in there as well. Thin bodied and fizzy. Not great, but not bad, overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
blutt59 (6501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2008
bottle, pours dark brown, nose of coffee and chocolate, flavor is oddly sour and then very crackerjack like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Nice nearly black pour, lingering tan head. Powerful roast coffee aroma. Bitter coffee with quite a bit of carbonation. Some roast malt, but not much. Fairly clean finish, some sourness? Like they tried to combine a Belgian style stout with a cup of espresso. If you like the Belgian stouts, you might like this one. Just ok to me though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmmbeer (1389) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
(Sampled 7-8-08) 12 oz. bottle poured into shaker- poured pitch black, Cadillac size head that went away real slow and heavily laced. Aroma of hard coffee and malt, low carbonation. HIs the mouth with a heavy and thick body- the malt and hard coffee taste is at times very hard to tell apart from one another, finish has a mild bitterness. Not for the faint of heart- flawed but still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcr (2544) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle. Chalky, uncomfortable body and a carbonation beyond lively drag this beer down. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. The aroma is espresso and roasted malts with a hint of chocolate. The flavor was lightly to moderately sweet and moderately coffee bitter. Finishes with a bitterness and sourness. The medium body had a gritty texture. Uber-lively carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12684) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Flavor of lactose sourness, roasted malt, and coffee.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Actually poured this one out!!! It hurt my heart but the beer was that bad. Great name, great bottle, horrible excuse for a beer. Definitely smell the roasted espresso bean but there is an artificial sweetener-like aroma present as well. Flavor of day-old Folgers, Sweet-n-Low, & soured milk. Nasty...Espresso HATE.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2008 Bottle, thanks to Bu11zeye. Poured a brown with minimal beige head, no retention. Aroma was the best thing about this beer, very coffee/expresso like, but that doesn’t compensate for a good beer. Flavor was lemon tartness at the beggining fading into a expresso flavor and then bitter.....Has watery mouthfeel, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1637) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a creamy light tan head (after a vigorous pour) that quickly diminishes to a thin collar that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet fudgy chocolate and coffee that are strong enough to hide some off-notes that seem to be hiding.

The flavor is sweet fudgy chocolate and some oatmeal and nuts followed by an acidic stale coffee. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with little carbonation.

Overall, it’s not very complex and does have some flaws but is still enjoyable.

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