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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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. Donít miss this chance to taste this one of a kind brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
imaliveru (1) - USA - JUN 2, 2008 does not count
Had this beer at Beer Fest in Minneapolis. FANTASTIC! If you espress/dark coffee, dark chocolate, and dark stouts, youíll LOVE this beer! I didnít notice the metallic flavor at all. Also, would say that itís ANYTHING but "thin & wattery". This beer is & stays substantial from the very first sip. Not excesiively dry on the finish like some other stouts. Highly recommended, if you can find it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGirlfriend (1) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2008 does not count
As a new beer drinker and a coffe lover I was interested in having my first coffee beer. On tap at the Ugly Mug, Flat Earthís Black Helicopter was very tasty. At first all I could smell and taste was coffee - dark and smooth, no bitterness but then more subtle flavors come out. Easliy drank 1 pint. Looking forward to drinking more!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
Bottle #449. Body-opaque, thick ring of bubbles, medium film of bubbles. Nose0dry coffee bean, porter, smells like a coffee stout should. Taste-breakfast cereal, coffee, biscuits and coffee, cherry, French vanilla, cafť mocha, Nutella. Very well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2008
On tap at the Ugly Mug release party, this was delicious. Pitch black color with oatmeal and roasted malts and plenty of subtle coffee. The flavor was one of the best Iíve tried in a coffee beer. The stout is perfectly balanced with a rich coffee flavor and had an impeccably smooth finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
This a different coffee stout than anyone I had ever had. Its jet black with a grayish thick creamy head. aroma is pitch black cold coffee, very pleasing. It looks and pours somewhat similar to a guiness. the mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy. It has very low carbonation, and not much in the way of anything bitter or roasty. Its like a coffee guiness in a way. I loved it. It very different and very tasty!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4886) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Tap at Happy Gnome. Black color with a thin head. Solid aroma of coffee, chocolate and milk. Lots more of all of those in the flavor. The coffee turns slightly bitter towards the finish with some roasted malt quality, too. Something seemed just a little different (in a good way), but very hard to nail down. Maybe fruity? Iím sure itís not meant to be overblown like Tyranenaís Brewers Gone Wild coffee beers; Flat Earth just doesnít do that. Itís very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2008
On Tap at Acadia Cafe. Lots of coffee aroma, as you would assume. Very creamy and smooth, low carbonation, somewhat like a coffee version of Guniess. Just a little bit weak on mouthfeel for a stout, but still a very good coffee stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
On draught at the new Acadia Cafe location in uptown Minneapolis. Pours an opaque dark brown that is nearly black as the ace of spades with a thin and fast dissolving tan head that leaves behind a thin tan ring and no lacing. Aroma of mostly toasted coffee, light vanilla, toasted dark malt, a touch of lactose and oatmeal. Taste is medium to full bodied, very light carbonation with flavors of roasted coffee bean, some vanilla and a semi-sweet and toasted dark malt. Finish even has a touch of coffee remaining with a mild bitterness that really is memorable. Jeffís beers are continuing to grow and becoming more in flavor and character. If you like real roasted coffee, this one is another hit!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Dark liquid pour with a finger thick tannish head. Coffee nose. Definite coffee flavor with a hint of lactose as well as cocoa. If you like coffee you will like this. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2009
bottle #449. thanks to rollinhard. black pour with a thick cream head. nice nose of coffee beans. smooth on the palate with a great coffee flavor.

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