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RATINGS: 241   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at HUB. Dark brown, almost black, with a thin, dissipating tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, a hint of smokiness, and light hops. Flavor is chocolatey and sweet on the forefront from the malts, then finishes with a nice, toasty espresso bitterness. I can really taste the Stumptown in this, but it’s not too overpowering. It’s almost like they took a regular dry stout and poured a straight shot of espresso in it, giving it loads of added flavor, but not taking away from the beer’s previous qualities. Very well balanced and drinkable. Overall, not the best coffee-infused stout I’ve ever had, but certainly a fine example and a staple brew for HUB.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
This smells fantastic. Solid dark malts and STRONG coffee. A bit of licorice too. Not much head. Pretty dark, clear. You can really taste the malts and the coffee, its very smooth and creamy. That oatmeal really shines. The coffeee flavour lasts on and on. Maybe just a touch too much coffee here? Pretty good stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2300) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 26, 2011
How good would this have been WITHOUT the coffee added? Much better I would guess. Then again, maybe it needed coffee added. Mystery!!!! Pours out black with a thin tan head that leaves thin ropy lacing and an oily finish on the glass. The nose is mainly coffee with rich chocolate, plenty of roast and oatmeal and yea, this is pretty much all malts. Wait.. after a sit I can find some odd type of mint. The taste is pretty good and heavily coffee’d with thick rich chocolate following close behind. Some sweetness and softness happens throughout. Tons of malts, some bitterness balances this out. Roast and some grains. More bitterness now, mostly from the coffee or choc I’d guess. Medium bodied, plenty of zippy carbonation. Long roasted blend finish. Pretty good brew but forgettable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, near black, some deep ruby hues show through. Beige head is creamy and thick. Decent lace. Aroma is rich, roasty coffee. Flavour has notes of chocolate, roasty barley, coffee, earth. Nice earthy, roasty and coffee laced finish, light hit of hops. Lingering coffee aftertaste. Dry, very smooth mouthfeel, medium body, mid level fine bubbled carbonation. Nice coffee stout.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2011
Pours black with a thin beige head. Great aroma. Milk chocolate dominates but is also accompanied by subtle hops. Very complex. The malt profile is very impressive. Rich and full flavoured. Chocolate is very strong in the flavour. But, Not as strong as the very bold coffee flavour. It is fantastic. The stout is rich and inviting with a lot of complexity. The carbonation is a little high but other than that this is an excellent stout. An almost perfect example of the style. I think with some time to age this stout could be phenomenal.

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 (1595) - 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 (254) - 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 (4071) - 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.


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