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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Black House is an oatmeal coffee stout bursting with coffee aroma and flavor. Modern Times is one of the only breweries in the world to roast our own coffee, which allows us to be exceptionally picky about which coffees we use and how we roast them. The result is an abundantly flavorful beer that’s incredibly complex and aromatic, with loads of roast character and a chocolate-covered espresso bean finish. But Black House packs all that flavor into a reasonable package: at only 5.8% ABV, it can comfortably be consumed by the pint.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3935) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is huge chocolate notes, light coffee, light plum notes, cocoa, and some other sweet dark fruit notes. Flavor is silky smooth with good chocolate notes, faint earthy bitterness, faint dark fruit notes, and some coffee (much less coffee than I expected given it’s a coffee stout). Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Location: Can shared by jcos, 2/6/15

Aroma: Strong roasted coffee aroma, mild lactose, caramel, and a hint of brown sugar
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a small head and some light, spotty lacing
Flavor: Tastes similarly, with the coffee first, second, and third, the sweetness comes in on the finish
Palate: The body is medium, easy drinking, smooth feel, average carbonation, really quite nice overall
Overall Impression: This is a very well done coffee-forward stout. There’s enough sweetness to give it some balance, but the coffee is the star. Drinks great too. Rather well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5962) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2015
4cl on tap at Mikkeller Bangkok beer week. Thin creamy off white head. Clear deep brown pour, alomst black. Nice coffee notes. A lovely stout

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (369) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - JAN 24, 2015
Pours deep brown, not quite black, with beige small head. Aroma is vinous, coffee, roasty. Thick and syrupy mouthfeel, but not clingy. Pretty delicate coffee flavors without much bitterness from the coffee, which is interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (7030) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour on tap at Woodman, dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of nice chocolate, roast, coffee into a bit of dark fruit, hints of nice lactose into a bit of espresso. Taste is a mix of earth, espresso, coffee into a bit of cocoa, chocolate, roast, slight dark fruit, finishing fairly bitter, slightly sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3365) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
Can cheers to Adza and Jacko. Looks the goods. Nose is bang on. Taste is bloody great. Very coffee forward and dry. It is all about that mouth feel though. The flavour and feel coming out of this sub 6% stout is fantastic. Drinks sensationally. Almost milky but the bitterness cuts through it and you could easily session on this. Awesome beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (2641) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Quand ce genre de stout est sur la cible, ça devient un incontournable... Et quand elle atteint un tel niveau l’onctuosité en service nitro, on ne peut que jubiler. Café, mocha et richesse maltée.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (689) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2015
Arresting licorice aroma is enhanced by the coffee/sour taste. Another excellent beer from Modern Times - a new brewery that looks to be a winner.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
astanford (14) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
bread, coffee, roasty, earthy, smoke, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2453) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Can from Craft Beer Base Seed. Lightly scorched coffee aroma, with some good roast malt, and a touch a sweet chocolate. Dark translucent brown, little head, some lace. Coffee again in the initial (again, steeped or boiled? a little too long), sweet malt, roast, a light bitterness in mid and final. Medium-thin body. A bit thin, overall. Okay.


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