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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4788) - 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 (3810) - 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 (1626) - 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 (1047) - , 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..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3319) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Can-purchased at Johnís Grocery in Iowa City, IA-pours pitch black fairly viscus with a lovely dark brown head with ample lacing. looks great! nose is huge roast, char, coffee beans, lite dusty ester, and molassas. pretty big nose here however, i think the can has a bit of age on it, so the coffee doesnt come through as strong as it could have. lite metallic note on the nose as well. flavors are chocolate, char, roast, metallic notes (can?) and alot of anise. a well put together beer that im sure is fantastic on a cold winter day in the Quad (S)cities. I would like to try it at the brewery sometime. the metallic note gets fairly strong the more the beer warms, making it not as pleasant. long ashy and lite smoke finish make this beer fairly complex.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1182) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Can, as pictured. I got this as an extra in a trade at some point. Poured extremely dark, I mean literally black, with a nice foamy dark brown head. Smells strongly of coffee. Taste is a bit lighter than I was expecting. Pretty good overall.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GT2 (9207) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 17, 2012
16oz can thanks to pepsiedcan. The pour is near ink with a larger, sheen, mocha head. Nice retention and small lacing. Nose is spicy peppers and chili bowl. A bit vegetal. Taste is watery, soapy, small olives, salt, brine. Palate is bland, minerally, weak.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Has a strong coffee scent as well as flavor. Ir taste like a dark roast coffee which is not my style, but in beer I enjoy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (5179) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
@ Oskar Blues Burning Can Fest 2012. Black with a frothy tan head with a delightful aroma of sweet dark cocoa and roasty coffee grounds. Flavor packs a big coffee wallop with a faint undertone of roasty black malt bitterness. Flavor is a little too much on the cold coffee tone for me, and not sweet enough. Kinda bitter in its roastiness

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip. Redband has a viscous molasses color with a small dollup of a tan head on top. The aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, and espresso. This is definitely a well made stout, if a little straight forward. The malt has a medium roast character, and there are both bitter, dark chocolate and sweet milky cocoa flavors. A bitterness is present from the start, but it grows over time. A strong espresso presence is noticeable throughout, working with the roasted malt bitterness up front and the chocolatey milkiness later in the sip in different ways. The finish is fairly clean, with a bitter flourish. This has a medium to full body, a light, smooth, and creamy carbonation, and a texture that is viscous without ending up as overly sticky. This is a quality coffee stout, and definitely the best beer I have had out of Iowa so far.


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