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


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsquirrel29 (83) - Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
I really need to learn to read labels. I thought this was some sort of hippie style beer. After drinking most of the beer (and not enjoying it), I re-read the label and figured out that it says - Espresso in the name. I hate coffee & this is definitely coffee flavoured.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (622) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at the Arbor Corner Brew in Ypsilanti, MI. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee, but perfectly muted. Sweet like a milk stout. Smooth and creamy and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (830) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Dark black color with thin light brown head. Aroma has nice roasted malts and rich chocolate. Flavor is smooth, roasted coffee, smooth malts, and dark chocolate bitterness. Slight alcohol presence, which is surprising for only 7.5 abv. Good overall

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2016
12oz bottle. No date, but I’m confident it’s fresh.. Up front, a pretty satisfying, big amount of coffee. Mild nuttiness, good touch of dark chocolate, some roast malt, mild earthiness. Pretty nice flavor. Pours a nearly black color. Thin ring of khaki head. Leaves some dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body, kind of mild slick texture. Light carbonation. Some more caramel comes out in the flavor as I go. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Could use a touch more carbonation, and it has a bit more caramel / butterscotch aroma than I’d like, but overall it’s solid. I love a coffee-heavy coffee stout, and this has a satisfying coffee component, and a pretty good body. I’d put it between Troegs Java and Bell’s Java. Nice to enjoy with my subway breakfast. I see now that this is dogged with the scores. I’m thinking with no date, old bottles sit around forever, only to eventually severely disappoint some poor consumer. If these guys want to get serious about attracting the hearts of consumers, they need to start dating their package.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4406) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice coffee stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9237) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of big roasted coffee, espresso beans, slight old coffee ground notes into a bit of cocoa, slight earth, spice, touch of toast. Taste was a mix of coffee, acid, slight roast into a bit of earth, more coffee, chocolate notes with a hint of grain, finishing slightly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1155) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
It?s a good choice coffee style food their brewery. They did well and my husband kept getting them all night. I had many others from them, he stayed with this as his favorite if that says anything. Bottle

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (7387) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
pours dark brown with a small beige cap showing some retention and lacing. overly roasted maltiness with their acidity, cheap sweetish coffee, acrid fruitiness, fusel alcohol, peppery and perfumey. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, semi-sweet, boozy and peppery-coffee finish. very weak coffee stout - blah.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
B. c. Julie says. It is good and was nice but mesh with her meal. She gives a 4.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (4828) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2925) - 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.


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