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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Brewed with Luna Coffee.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black with a light tan head. The nose is strong with the coffee roast and a little bit of anise. There is also a little bit of cocoa. This highly carbonated brew is overwhelming with coffee and roast. There is a little bit of anise behind that massive does of coffee. Orange is noted, but faint. This would be a good tout otherwise, but is just a straight up coffee bomb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2012
1pint bottle from Armanettiís. Pours a mostly black colored body with a finger-width, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is fresh coffee with a moderate roast giving off a medium-light sweetness and a nice, milk chocolate malt backing. A light caramel with some bitterness in there as well. Flavor is similar. Coffee and roasted malts up front with a solid chocolate malt backing. Roasts get a bit burnt as this finishes dry and moderately bitter from a solid roastiness, fresh darker coffees, and some earthy hops. Lengthy aftertaste following a light, but smooth and silky body with a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid coffee stout. Sure, the body is a bit thin feeling at only 4.8%, but it drinks really well and has a nice, light creaminess to it. Lots of flavor to this as well with a solid balance between the roasts, coffee, chocolate, and light hopping. Really solid.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4013) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
A big black yes black coffee beer. Very nice foamy head. Yes, what else can you say about cold black coffee from start to finish. Lower alky makes this rather drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
This poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was lots and lots of dark coffee, almost burnt like, with roasted malt too. Flavor was almost all coffee, a bit stale tasting, but a nice coffee taste nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3216) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Bottle from Beer Crazy.

The beer pours a basically black color with a small head that leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is displays more chocolate than coffee up front but as it warms the nutty and roasty coffee character comes through nicely. The beer has a good roasty malt character too without a lot of yeasty fruitiness. I sort of dig that this doesnít smell like a big ol aromatic cup of mocha, and that the coffee is complimentary to the aroma as opposed to totally dominating it.

The flavor is really very pleasantly bitter & roasty. The coffee character is nice enough, it sort of tastes like "cheap coffee" but not in a bad way at all. Some nice ashyness lends itís self well to the flavor of the beer and some mild dark chocolate flavor works well to round the beer out.
Itís pretty nice beer, not as rich or as sweet as many of the great coffee stouts but I sort of like that itís not very sweet. Thus far Iím pretty glad that this brewery has entered our market, their beers seem pretty good generally and although this isnít the best coffee stout on our shelves locally itís still one I can see picking before other ones if Iím in the mood for a coffee beer thatís a bit drier and more bitter than usual.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7955) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/23/2012. Pours an opaque brown-black with a medium beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Aroma of black coffee and malt. Light body with a roasty coffee character and notes of malt and a touch of cocoa. The finish is a lingering mild roasted coffee. Above average light Stout overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Ground coffee and dark grains in aroma. The flavor is coffee, grains and a mild acidity/fruit. Solid stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (901) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Poured from single 16oz bottle (which is an awesome size by the way!)... This is pretty good stuff. Dry as hell, with some sweetness for balance. I personally donít detect the coffee until the finish. Good aroma & appearance; this gets more than a passing grade.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle shared by Jay. Poured a clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate toasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium over roasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good beer that met my expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6302) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
1 pint bottle. Very dark brown color. Minimal light-tan khaki head. Pretty decent spotty lace. Just a bit of lace. Soft and smooth carbonation, dry texture. Very pleasing mouthfeel. Just a minimal amount of sweetness, which I appreciate (when I do drink coffee, I drink it straight). Just a mild bitter and roastiness. Light, but full flavor, the body seems bigger than the ABV would suggest. So drinkable, just a light bit of sweetness. Satisfying coffee aroma, with some chocolate. A great coffee stout, for me. Very good to start the day with one of these and a cincinnati-style chili 3-way.


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