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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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We love our local roasterís New Orleans Iced Coffee so much we decided to use their beans in our brew. Redband Stout is made with Indonesian and Ethiopian beans using our 18-hour cold brew extraction method, resulting in a satisfying brew with intense coffee aromatics. The marriage of two of our favorite beverages.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Thick pour. Thick drink. Thick is it. Coffee stout to the extreme. Pretty good but almost too much ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 26, 2012
I donít know how this beer got such a high rating. Itís flat and tastes of 2 week old cold press. Mildy acidic. Licorice and obscenely sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2180) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Poured very creamy and black and raised a tan head that left lacing like dark glue. Nose is chocolate and coffee roasted malts. Heavy body and a slick mouthfeel. The flavor is strong with coffee, chocolate, and ripe fruit. Long bitter finish. Simply outstanding

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
16 ounce can courtesy of pepsican. Thanks! Pours a very dark brown color with a large dark brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, chocolate and tobacco. The taste is coffee, dark roasted malts, sweet malts and a bit of smoke. Medium bodied, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2582) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2012
On tap at GTMW - Was really looking forward to this one, and the nose initially lived up to my expectations. Unfortunately, then I tasted it. It poured nice, black with a thin tan head. Nose has lovely coffee, hazelnut and vanilla. Taste isnít at all what youíd think though, with everything watered down--the coffee, the roast, the vanilla, the nuttiness. Even the body is really light. Just a big letdown.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4131) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
16oz can, bought in the Quad Cities. Poured a completely black color with a small, dark brown head. Aroma was a bitter coffee note, with a slightly roasted malt character. Flavor was like a chilled iced coffee without a single drop of creme or sugar. Not really as coffee forward as I would have expected from what I expect from most coffee stouts, but I enjoyed this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4084) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Can. Clear brown pour, with a light tan head. Flavors strongly of burned cold coffee, with roasted malt and dry dark cocoa powder. I thought it was a bit watery. A simple straight foreward coffee beer, but decent enough.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Iowa at last!
A steady pour into my large Tripel Karmeliet tulip produces a Ĺ-finger thick, darkly brown tinged, tan colored head. The beer is quite opaque and near black in color. The nose smells of concentrated, cold pressed coffee; notes of pepper, blackened bell peppers, burnt grain husks, espresso roast coffee notes, and, once you really dig, softer notes of dark chocolate, toasted spicy whole grains, roasted brown bread, even a sweeter side that accentuates the cocoa notes as well as producing temporary notes of roasted berries from time to time.

Perhaps a bit on the cold side (maybe in the 40s) for a beer like this, it is thick and creamy, but also prickly from the carbonation. Up front this is all huge, roasted, and burnt coffee and malt notes; roast bitterness, perhaps a touch of burnt acidity (this also being accentuated by the carbonic acid), slightly smoky, certainly a touch savory in its roasted character, charred wood and even some astringency that lingers in the finish a bit. There is a bit of burnt bell pepper vegetal character here, certainly a touch of woody pepper character. As the beer warms up it start to pick up a touch of sweetness that accentuates a dark chocolate character and a hint of dark malt sweetness; this still is more characterized by a savory, almost briny, smoky, burnt roast smoothness though. The beer really smooths out as it warms up; the carbonic acid bite really disappears.

I like the thick, chewy, but not at all cloying, texture that this beer has, it just seems quite appropriate for this kind of Stout. The aroma is pretty decent, and it would be quite good if not for the burnt vegetal note that is sometimes found in roast focused beers. Luckily this vegetal note is much reduced in the flavor. All in all this is a very good Coffee Stout, one I am quite happy to be drinking right now.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1491) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Can. Poured into a snifter with a dark brownish black pour and a nice tan head. Nice scent of coffee and chocolate with similar flavors. This is a nice coffee stout, roasty and deilcious.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (892) - , Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
can to glass; received in trade from emeinz. not a fan of this one - it was a cool 90 in July so I switched from ipaís to a stout - didnít let it get cold (normally donít with stouts) AND I just finished a cigar - so maybe all that had something to do with it but... nice roasted aroma + coffee. ink black pour. taste started ok but got thin and astringent in mid taste..


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