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Black Helicopter is a coffee oatmeal stout made with locally roasted Columbia coffee beans from Paradise roasters in Ramsey, MN. What makes this coffee beer different you ask? This is the first beer of its kind made with coffee brewed on a Clover machine, which uses a unique mechanism for extracting the subtle and complex flavors of a coffee bean. Don’t miss this chance to taste this one of a kind brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12040) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2009
(750ml bottle, # 449/500, courtesy of rollinhard) Pours a black body (brown edges) with a small tan head. Aroma of strong coffee, roasted malt, and some charred wood. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and a touch of vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2008
(draft) Brown-black body topped by brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, coffee, light roast. Taste is medium sweet, watery coffee, decent roasty bitterness, light cherry. Light-medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: black, big creamy beige head, layers of lace,
Aroma: rich coffee aroma,
Flavor: rich coffe flavor, lots of roasted malt, bitterness from the coffee and roast,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 7, 2009
JW77 provided this bottle. Good stuff. Dark brown pour with loads of coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is a coffee blast. Maybe a hint of cocoa. Good shit. Thanks JW.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle @ home, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Black appearance with a dark brown head that dissipates pretty quickly. Big dark chocolate, roasty coffee, light vanilla, dessert-like aroma. Somewhat bitter, dark roasty coffee, dark milk chocolate, rich oatmeal malty flavor with some of the coffee bitterness on the finish. A little thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 09/10/2008 Strong coffee aroma. Beige head. Black smooth on the palate and slightly fruity with some dryness in a crisp full coffee roast finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7884) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle 449/500 generously provided by rollinhard. Pours with a dark brown head over a black body. Aroma of such raw coffee roast that it picks up a spiciness. Fudgy, nutty, brownie. Tons of dark beans. Taste is coffee . . . just coffee. A bit of spice and vanilla come through from the roast. Light bubbles. Water-like mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7370) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Sampled at the brewery. Pours a day brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma is full of roasted malts with dark grains, roasted malts and a hint of chocolate backing. Flavor combines dark grains, roasted malts and coffee but is a touch thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7261) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Tap. Dark brown to black pour. Roasty coffee and chocolate all over the nose and taste, very tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a creamy, uniform cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter coffee, vanilla beans, and toasted dark chocolate backed by some black patent and fresh earthy character.. as it warmed up, a definite sour undertone came through. The flavor had a whole lot more of the metallic and lactic sourness the whole way through.. the same sweeter coffee was there, but it was masked by the sourness and milky sugars.. some cocoa powder and vanilla peeked through on the sour, dry, grainy finish. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. the acidity hurt the flow and muted some of the intriguing components.. this was either not well executed or it had a bit of infection.

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