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Hi-Wire Strongman Coffee Milk Stout

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Inspired by our head brewer’s cafe con leche-fueled travels in Key West, this is a milk stout with some kick. Local coffee from Dynamite Roasting Co. is cold-extracted and added post fermentation to this sweet, creamy stout.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (2901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Black pour from draft at Hi-wire taproom. Off white head. Tastes more like a coffee stout than a milk but either way it is yumski. Creamy and Expresso dominant. Smells like coffee grounds.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2712) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Point at highwire. Real good aroma, sweet coffee duh. Dark orangy brown color. Ok head and lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body creamy mouthfeel sweet finish. That’s nice. If you like coffee. And I do. Aroma is best part.though flavor is good too.winner

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (390) - - OCT 21, 2014
On tap at source on birthday. Coffee, coffee, coffee. Honestly probably would have scored better if it were labeled a porter. Mouthfeel and body a bit thin for a stout. Pours somewhat thin with a quickly diminishing tan head. Flavor solid with coffee prevalent- chocolate, earth, caramel, raisin playing second fiddle. Cold extraction is key to this one- coffee is obvious (overly so, really- but I love coffee) without being bitter. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5587) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Draft to taster at Hi-Wire. Looks good; a semi-opaque dark cola with thin light beige lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee, and roast. Light and smooth on the palate. A good example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (464) - Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Dark amber pour. Aroma of fresh brewed coffee. Nice creamy milk stout. Good coffee flavoring. Very smooth. Enjoyed this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG14 Trip Rating #22. 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of coffee, cream, dry roast and some ashen notes. The taste i s roast, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet creamy finish. Mild hops. Thin-medium bodied, decent balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2362) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours a thick black on tap with thin tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of nice dark roast coffee and dark chocolate. Taste follows, with a hint of lactose. Nice creamy mouth with light carbonation. Definitely the best beer I had from them.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lutz2jm (127) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Great addition to a line of must try beers for NC. Strong coffee notes with a slight chocolate taste. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4056) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Dark pour with burnt wood brown edged and one finger of crackling tan head. Very strong coffee in the flavor with some roasted grain and bitter notes. Some earth grain and burnt sugar. Medium thin body from the coffee.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmoosey (82) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pour from a bottle at home. Pours a dark coffee color with a thin tan head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee smell. A mixture of coffee bean, and roastiness. The taste is of a smooth coffee with cream. Great after taste and finish.


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