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Court Avenue Blackhawk Stout



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
It is an opaque black beer with a distinct coffee- like flavor and roasted complexity in the finish. Our brewers use nitrogen during carbonation to give our stout its long lasting head and creamy texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12101) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Draft - Roast malts and some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Creamy light roast, some chocolate and dark fruit. Decent, but nothing interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Almost black with a light brown head and thick lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, oats and earthy hops. Similar flavor, nicely balanced. Medium body, creamy smooth velvety feel with soft carbonation. Super smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (5258) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, and coffee. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Rich and creamy. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Poured on draft at 515 Brewery in Des Moines. Black pour with tan head. Nutty and chocolate notes. Somewhat malty. A very good stout

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2013
On tap at court ave ..pours dark black..thick creamy kacki head..mocha aroma..taste is creamy and cocoa..VERY smoith

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, very dense and creamy, chocolate milk brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is richer, milky and dark chocolates and smooth oats with a moderate roast and coffee. Flavor is similar. Smooth oats and milky dark chocolates up front before some earth and a coffee-forward roast comes on nicely to balance. Finishes smooth and creamy with a rich malt sweetness, but dry and somewhat bitter from the roasts and earth. Lengthy aftertaste following a smooth, medium body and a soft, creamy, medium-light carbonation. Overall, a really solid and well done dry stout. Plenty of chocolates balanced nicely with a solid roast, coffee, and earthy bitterness. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12106) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2012
on tap-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is medium/dark malt-chocolate. Taste is medium/dark malt-coffee/chocolate, some earthy hop bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Had it at the brewery. Really enjoyed the taste, I liked the hints of chocolate and coffee. It finishes nice and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 31, 2011
On-tap. A - Dark black color with a creamy, smooth, cafe colored head. Nice stickiness with a decent lace left. S - Definitely strong chocolate aroma. Sweet cream and a faint hint of coffee. A touch of roasted malt and sweetness. T - Like the aroma, this has a lot of chocolate flavors. Ovaltine chocolate flavor with a sweet creaminess. Hints of roasted malt and coffee but these are definitely overshadowed. M - Medium to light body with average carbonation. Quite smooth and creamy. D - Easy to drink and not cloying. Chocolate heavy and therefore a little out of balance but not bad. Notes: Nice, smooth creamy and chocolaty beer. Not cloying but a little on the sweet side. Not amazing but an enjoyable sweet tasting stout. Good chocolaty flavor, but I wouldn’t want to drink a number of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap @ Court Avenue. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Light espresso and dark malts in the nose. Dark roasty malts with some bitterness on the finish.

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