Bluegrass Heine Brothers Coffee Stout
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Poured from a 750ml bottle a dark black with little tan head. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Flavors are the same but huge coffee flavor and a real nice sipping beer to enjoy at night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (993) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Very good coffee stout. I wish it came in a six pack. Not as good as the Bells Java Stout but still very respectable and available year round as well. A very good brew, one I have regularly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, coffee, espresso, dusty coffee, sweet chili fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, coffee, chili spice notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110930]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13923) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ Morten minus Peter smagning, Ulfborg. Pours black with a fluffy beige head and lacings. Coffee powder, grains and a bit of chocolate in the nose. Vaguely roasted flavor heavy dominated by the coffee with a scent of chocolate and oat in the back. Smooth and medium bodied with a quite lively carbonation which makes the body a bit thinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11131) - DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Black with medium foamy light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, little chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, little liquorice, medium sweet and notes of chili?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11216) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
fonefan tasting. Black with a big dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and chili. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. ry and moderate bitter finish. 300911

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14044) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are rich coffee, malt, caramel, chocolate, roast malt, chili, vanilla and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2011
750ml from Liquor Barn, Louisville. Extremely sludgy pour, with a prickly head that disappears almost instantaneously. Slightly sharp but bright and youthful tart bean in the nose. Body is pretty thin, with a slighly waxy, cloying finish. Taste is too much chocolate sizzurp, not enough base stout character or coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - AUG 26, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that quickly fades out. Aroma is coffee with some bitter chocolate in the background. Flavor is acidic and roasted coffee and rich bittersweet chocolate. Medium body with mild carbonation and a slightly thin mouth feel. Lots of coffee in this one, easy to drink, nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours a black body with a tan coffee head with light retention. Coffee, light chocolate malt, bread y chocolate notes, a hint of espresso and a light coffee bitterness. Mild and soft bodied actually feels just a bit too thin if thaw was 7.5% it might have been even better. Light oatmeal soft carbonation little warmth. Decent offering.

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