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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17125) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Black, lovely lasting brown head. Sweetish cocoa aroma, coffee, cream, some milk and some vanilla. Vanilla and cocoa flavor, creamy, coffee, milky, some hoppy bitterness bringing balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13157) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2007
Draft at Corner Brewery. Poured dark brown with an average creamy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Solid roasted balanced flavor with a smooth average bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12928) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2008
(12oz bottle, thanks artusory) Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee/roast, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some roast, light chocolate. Undercarbonated medium body, some stickiness.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12593) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Dogbrick (11022) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Thanks to Rogueone for sharing a bottle. What happened here? The beer is dark brownish-black with a medium beige head that recedes steadily. Spotty lacing. Sweet fudge aroma with coffee and malt. Watery yet chalky at times and very tart on the tongue. Flavor of bottom-of-the-day-old-pot-of coffee and acidic fruit. The finish is bitter and tart but not in a good way. Luckily I only had a sample of this, because if I had an entire bottle of this it would have been a drain pour. Founders need not worry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
12oz bottle acquired in trade with hoppymeal (thanks!). Poured a dark, dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of coffee, roast, chocolate, caramel, and oats. Tastes of coffee, oats, and caramel. Has a light tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
shrubber85 (10225) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Charcoal and chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown with large tan head. Ash/chalk and mild chocolate malt flavor. Light body. Seems to leave a chalky coating after swallowing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2009
On tap at the MBG Summer Festival. Poured black with a brown head. Aroma was dominated by coffee notes and was quite one note. Flavor was full of coffee as well but somewhat one note.

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 Iím confident itís 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 Iíd like, but overall itís solid. I love a coffee-heavy coffee stout, and this has a satisfying coffee component, and a pretty good body. Iíd put it between Troegs Java and Bellís Java. Nice to enjoy with my subway breakfast. I see now that this is dogged with the scores. Iím 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.


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