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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (12322) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - 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.

3.7
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10320) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10138) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9165) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8674) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours deep brown/black with tan head, aroma is big coffee and chocolate notes. Taste is big coffee, more coffee, and finishing with coffee. Nice mouthfeel, some chocolate, but if you like coffee seek this one out!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8348) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (8065) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Tap. Dark brown to black pour. Roasty coffee and chocolate all over the nose and taste, very tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7908) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2010
growler courtesy of justn pours dark brown, off-white head with light golden lacing. aroma of coffee, roasted malts and hints of hops flavor, roasted malts, mild coffee, dark roast, light and thin palate with a coffee/oat finish. Nice beer stout for only 5%, coffee is not as forward as expected leaving room for the hops to transpire.


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