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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bluegrass Brewing Company has brewed a winter warming coffee stout using a Heine Brothers’ organic, fair trade coffee grown in Chiapas, Mexico. It will be available for purchase at Bluegrass Brewing Company on Friday, February 9th while supplies last. “I just tasted the stout - it has a wonderful balance between coffee and stout flavors,” said Bluegrass Brewing Company head brewer, Jerry Gnagy. Heine Brothers’ co-owner Mike Mays and head coffee roaster Todd Stanis collaborated with Gnagy to choose the Mexican coffee and give it a medium roast and a coarse grind to best bring out the flavor. “This Mexican coffee has a medium body and an almost chocolatey finish that will hold up well in such a hearty beer,” said Stanis. “Should be a perfect match.” This oatmeal stout is brewed with English roasted barley and caramunich malt which gives a roasty and slightly sweet malt flavor. The addition of flaked oats lends creaminess and body to this pitch black ale. The coffee will be added to the hot wort (unfermented beer) after boiling. This will extract good flavor without adding bitterness or burnt flavors. Freshly brewed coffee will also be added to the beer after fermentation is completed and the beer is ready to be served. This will give the freshest coffee flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ContemplateBeer (1540) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2014
That commercial description is… rather old. Jerry Gnagy? It’s been awhile! Aroma: Coffee with some vanilla bean presence, light cocoa, light acidity. Appearance: Jet black with a bubbly mocha head. Flavor: Coffee-centric throughout; light cocoa and vanilla about the same level as nose. Palate: Light body, slick texture, flat carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: Still fairly solid, but seemingly not at the level it once was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9797) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, cocoa and light cola. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, coffee and bakers cocoa with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
14th March 2011
Opaque black - brown beer. Good tan head. Semi dry palate. Rich coffee - espresso. Mild minerals. Semi dry finish. Nice coffee but really needs something else - a bit more malt perhaps?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, light molasses, and mild roasted coffee. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and and a minimal beige head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of chocolate. There’s a touch of fruit in the middle. The finish has mild roasted coffee and a hint of vanilla. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours mostly black with some deep red hues at the edges, strong light brown head, big bubbles indicate low carbonation. Aroma is deep freshly roasted coffee, super earthy, roasted malt. Taste is rich coffee, chocolate, hint of green hops, molasses, very roasted. Body is full and dense, very low carbonation, bitter coffee finish. Overall, very good. Definetly the best I’ve had from BBC so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Thanks to drfabulous for this one in trade. Pours a dark stout brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts, earth, black coffee, and hints of dark chocolate. Flavor is similar- earth and black coffee up front, dark chocolate mid and slightly sweet coffee in the finish. Medium in body and pretty good coffee stout overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2262) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 25, 2011
750 ml bottle. Coffee is the dominating aroma and flavor. there is a nice creamy texture and flavor. The roasted malts are there and highlight the coffee. A nice smooth coffee stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
received in trade; thanks dissapionted in this one - black pour with small head. decent aroma but it is of faint coffee; some alcohol. mouthfeel was thinner than I expected but ok; taste was the big let down here - just doesn’t work; minimal to no roasted flavor; faint coffee flavor with an alcohol/astringent tone with some sweetness. doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 3.0 A: First pour yielded about half head. Fortunately the head fell quickly and the second pour filled my glass. Black color. Fizzy soda-pop head, which falls quickly and leaves no lacing behind. 3.5 S: Exceedingly dry with surprisingly low amounts of coffee. The roastiness and oatmeal comes through well along with chocolate. I like it. I would have given a higher score if it wasn’t slightly acrid. 2.0 T: Oh boy, I see where the acrid part of the nose comes from. Exceedingly acrid day old stale coffee taste dominates giving a this beer a puckering aspect. This flavor is so strong that anything outside of general roastiness cannot be perceived. 2.0 M: Lighter medium to medium body. Despite constant swirling, I couldn’t get the carbonation down to a reasonable level. Not particularly creamy and certainly not smooth. 1.5 D: I don’t know why I gave this brewery another chance after being disappointed time and again by their products. Unfortunately, I bought two other BBC brews when I bought this. Hopefully they will be better. Avoid this at all costs. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-10-2011 22:11:40

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2011
750 ml bottle Thanks to Drfabulous. Used a pint. Small, thin beige head. Great roasted malt and coffee nose. Flavor of coffee beans, chocolate malts, brown sugar, caramel and a light grain. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a coffee mouthfeel. A very enjoyable lingering coffee roast in the finish. If you like this style, you will like this brew. No flaws and above average. Really glad I had a chance to try this! Thanks Jeff!

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