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RATINGS: 159   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
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Changing direction I switched to some less hopped styles to round out my sampler. A nice stout was rich in coffee flavors. If you prefer yours less malty then go with something from Stone or Alesmith instead. Personally I am glad to see more competition to keep the West Coast honest.

Aroma / Appearance - The fluid black base swirls around the small glass. Creamy tan head adds a nice layer of contrast. Strong black coffee drives a malt driven profile to its chocolately conclusion.

Flavor / Palate - Black coffee dominates the taste profile. Dark chocolate and plummy notes eventually come out as well. Overall though this is just as espresso driven as beers like Founder’s Breakfast Stout. If that is your thing then be sure to get a can. If not then look elsewhere for your fix - there are no shortage of other options here alone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2014
Can split with Pedro. Pours a deep brown with thin, creamy, tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Body is medium to medium-full. Nice coffee flavor but not overpowering, roast and dark chocolate. Pretty balanced. Dry finish with mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 2, 2014
Super smooth cold a cold press coffee infused stout, giving a lot for 5.8%. Well rounded, a hint oily and flinty with a powdery dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 31, 2014
Super fresh and very tasty with traces of chocolate and tobacco smoke. Hopefully that make it imperial barrel aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1003) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2014
16oz can pours dark brown with light edges and 2 finger off-white head. Nose is nutty roast coffee beans, vanilla, milk, hershey syrup. Taste is roasty coffee, light smokiness, earthy, a touch thin, faint cocoa. Finish is roasty coffee and cream, vanilla, nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pounder->nonic. Pour is exactly Coke. A: lots of coffee with some chocolate malt. T: watery chocolate wi metallic coffee notes. Aroma far exceeds taste. Too thin and too much carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
At stephen’s with Dave and Stephen. Aroma is beautiful coffee chocolate malt. Taste is smooth, roasty malt that is beautiful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 28, 2014
Pitch black color. Light frothy brown head. Very nice dry roasty coffee nice. The mouth lacks the acidity that many people like in stouts, but this is how I like my stouts. Big coffee notes with modest roastiness. Smooth and rounded. Hops are quit low. Lingering coffee finish. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (2440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
16 ounce can poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with brown hues and almost a finger of light tan head. Decent lacing that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of sweet and roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, coffee grounds. Tasting notes of roasted coffee, oats, caramel/toffee, a bit of dark chocolate. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, slick and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly delicious for a stout just under 6% ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Sample from 50 cl. can. Lovely dark, amber colour with a reddish tint. Thin, off-white head. Roasted aroma with coffee beans, chocolate, bitter fruits, red berries and caramel malts. Taste is bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy texture. Very good for the alcohol content. Finishes dry and roasted with dark chocolate. Very fine Stout.

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