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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10301) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Can shared by Bobby. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of roasted oats, roast coffee, roast chocolate and chocolate biscuit. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11607) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Keg at Modern Times tasting room, SD, 19/04/14. Black with a moderate tan swirl. Nose is light roast, subtle coffee, cocoa powder, toffee, liqourice. Taste comprises coffee, vanilla fudge, dark toffee fudge, light roast, cocoa nibs. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, smooth on the palate, coffee grinds riding on the close. Solid stout with a fairly subtle but evident coffee edge. Another well made beer from Modern Times but fail to see on the evidence of the ones I tried how they pipped Siren to be the #1 new brewer of 2013 !?!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4783) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Can. Dark brown pour, with a light tan white-ish head. Almost entirely coffee... pretty good coffee though, roast, and a note of chocolate. Kind of watery and one note flavor, but enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2494) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Can thanks to dogday. Pours black with small foamy head that fades to a thin ring and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is huge espresso and chocolate with some vanilla and sweet lactose. Taste starts with vanilla and chocolate milk and then is taken over by dark chocolate and espresso. Thin to medium body and its slightly chalky. Really great, easy to drink, coffee stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (798) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
16 oz. can from Bevmo! Appearance: finger of brown head, dark brown color, clear, light lacing. Aroma: roast coffee, chocolate, light molasses, light resin and pine hops. Palate: full body, average carbonation, oily texture, light dry finish. Taste: light to moderate sweetness that turns into a nice bitter coffee finish. Overall, great balance and just very well done. Not super complex, but very sound.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3691) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Black pour at American ales. Draft. No head. Oatmeal and earthy taste. Malts. Vanilla and choclate. Yummy

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (2509) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Can from Justin. pours a very dark brwn to black with garnett highlights and minimal head. Coffe in the nose with some dark chocolate and whiskey. Taste is abundantly coffee with some slight burnt character, but just the right amount. Carbonation is a bit low and there is a slightly thin mouthfeel that I see in a lot of coffee beers. overall, very good

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
joshuatreesd (1) - - MAY 1, 2014 does not count
Poured into pint. Smells woodsy. Taste smooth going down, just like roasted goodness. Hints of chocolate without the sweetness. Soft on the palate when tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2744) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 28, 2014
Can picked up at CBB ages ago, haven’t seen any Modern Times around lately I hope they’re still importing it... anyways, served in a snifter this beer pours a reddish cola brown pour that’s black in glass with a foamy beige head. The aroma is roasty savory coffee. Medium-full bodied this beer has tons of coffee bean flavor, roasty, some milky sweetness then more coffee. A pretty good coffee stout with a smooth mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1019) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2014
Type: 16-oz. can Glass: 0.5L mug (16.9 oz.) From: BevMo! in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif. Price: $9.79 for a 4-pack Purchased: April 26, 2014 Consumed: April 26, 2014 Misc.: Use by Aug. 16, 2014 Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head that dissipated rather quickly. Average amount of spotted lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average-to-minimal retention. Smelled deep, dark, coffee malts, coffee beans, dark chocolate, light smoky woodfire, burnt marshmallows, toffee, caramel, fudge, dark cocoa and roasty nuts. Pretty damn bitter. Just a fantastic smelling coffee stout. Tasted pretty close to the smell. Got rich coffee malts, coffee beans, smoky fire, dark chocolate, fudge, toffee, caramel, dark cocoa and roasty nuts. That’s all good, but it seemed a little artificial to me, which knocked it down a peg or two. Full-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth finish. I really liked this beer. Would love to have it again.


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