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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Beer of the Ancients! Barley (Egyptian), Wheat (Mesopotamian), Oats (Egyptian), Amaranth (Aztec), Quinoa (Incan), Spelt (Mesopotamian), and Kamut (Egyptian) sustain the soul with a nutrients cultivated through the millennia. Finished with 15 pounds of cold-pressed Stumptown Hairbender espresso. Unlock the mystery entombed in darkness.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Tempered roasted aroma. Dark ruby, almost black, but with garnet highlights under a taupe head. Coffee is most noticeable with chocolate rounding out the taste. Perhaps a bit of astringency from the coffee. Fairly biting finish to an otherwise smooth body. You could definitely survive on this for a while.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
In short: A basic, straightforward but very pleasant session coffee stout.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed relatively fresh about 2 months after purchase. Bottle sent to me by
The look: Black body topped by a large dark beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is very much coffee-focussed, more like regular coffee stout than the more extreme espresso stout that it is supposed to be (which is nice). Taste is straightforward coffee stout. A whole lot of black coffee, roasted coffee beans, burnt toasts, some black chocolate, a tiny bit of milk. Rather dry and roasted finish. There is not a whole lot going on here as far as complexity but the beer is still very nice. A nice coffee stout doesn’t have to be very complex, my local Péché Mortel is a good example of this. In fact this beer is a bit like a Péché Mortel Light. Another beer I’d love to drink on a regular basis. I love drinking beer because if combines all the good taste of beer and all the inebriating effect of beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1538) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pours a dark brown. Good amount of coffee on the nose, with a hop backbone. Strong coffee flavor, not much malts - it’s like an espresso pale ale, almost - Jane’s kind of stout.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarinaMarket (253) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Huge coffee aroma and wonderful coffee flavor. Soon to be banned in Washignton State I am sure! Smooth yet strong flavor. Malty with medium body, no hop taste to speak of. Great carbonation. Reminds me of Double Black Stout. Perhaps my gripe is that it is ALL coffee? Tasted @ 62F.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4038) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bomber via trade thanks to black13 on BA. Pours dark brown with reddish hues and a large light tan head. The aroma is decent, roasty with coffee and slight chocolate. The flavor has lots of dry, roasty coffee. A little tart even, but not in an infected way. Some graininess to it. Medium- bodied and dry with average carbonation. Pretty good but not a big winner.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6608) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Black color/ tan head. Nice dark roast coffee, multi grain bread aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Dark roasted coffee, toasted multi grain bread flavors, nice burnt malt bitterness to finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheRealMGD (552) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Bomber. Pours a clear deep red-brown with a tan head and minimal lace. Strong coffee nose. Dark-roasted malt body of medium weight. Aromas of dark chocolate, espresso bitterness, earth and smoked oak. Minimal sweetness with a short, astringent, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7503) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 5, 2010
Thanks to Brandon for the bomber! Poured clear, medium brown with a sticky cap of beige head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted coffee paired with an array of wet, earthy grains.. I could pick out the spelt, but not much else.. the coffee drove, and was quite enjoyable. The coffee also led the flavor department, again picking up dry-roasted, earthy grains.. touches of buttery cocoa in there.. dry finish with more satisfying coffee. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. dry and grainy, but that really worked for this beer.. an easy-drinkin’, yet sufficiently complex stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13064) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid roasted coffee and chocolate malt aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy roasted coffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Served from a 22 oz bottle from Bottleworks. The appearance is a deep dark brown black with a medium disappearing tan head. The aromas are full of espresso loads of grains of course. The flavors are full of espresso and espresso beans. The grain profile isn’t uniquely identifiable to me but I do notice a nice little spiced note that isn’t common the rest is really tasty. The mouth is medium bodied with a decent amount of tight carbonation. Excellent brew, lots of great flavors.


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