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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ellolovey (479) - 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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChainGangGuy (4487) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Appearance: Served up a dark brown, near black body with a modestly-sized, light beige head.

Smell: Well-roasted coffee and equally well-roasted malt in the nose with background accents of smooth chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla cream.

Taste: Roasted malts adjoined to a strong, forward coffee flavor with a quieting boldness. Lactose rounded tastes of dark chocolate, some dark fruitiness. Moderate sweetness. Malty, coffee-toned finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: Mmm-MM! That’s delicious coffee milk stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4449) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Location: Draft at the brewery, 1/2/15

Aroma: It has a big coffee aroma, with some roasted and chocolate notes
Appearance: A dark brown colored beer with a decent head and some coating lace
Flavor: It has a roasty flavor, with some light balancing sweetness comes through later
Palate: It has a creamy, smooth mouthfeel, is medium-full bodied, with a dry finish
Overall Impression: I enjoyed this. It has a pretty nice coffee-forward flavor and aroma, which works rather well. The mouthfeel is quite nice too. Well done with this one. This ended up being my favorite of the Hi Wire beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Draft at Urban Orchard. Clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa and coffee grounds. Taste has a bit of unexpected peppery spice and subtle heat on a roasty background. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours a black color with of white head. Black coffee grounds, sweet chocolate shake aromas. Coffee and chocolate ice cream flavors. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3664) - 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 (2850) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
woodychevy (582) - - OCT 21, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 7, 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. On tap at the vault. Better when not next to reserve russian imperial in flight. Solid and tasty. Nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6246) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - 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.


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