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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - APR 26, 2014
black pour. Coffee grounds and roast malts on the nose. Nice and roasty, with a nice coffee flavor that is a great compliment. A well done stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 23, 2014
500 ml can. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color that has a small khaki head that has fair retention. The aroma is ripe with coffee and coffee grounds. The taste like the aroma is all coffee set in a slightly nutty malt base. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Decent, but lacking a certain robustness that I would have liked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ricoslim (116) - - APR 16, 2014
Thanks to my boy Weezel. Color is jet black with tan head. Aroma is strong coffee but strong in the good way. Chocolate comes out great and lingers in the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Weezel (227) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2014
Awesome pour with a deep but slight translucent black. The coffee aroma is up front and powerful but not overdone. The taste is cold brew coffee, biscuit, a hint of bitter chocolate and a smooth finish. Super smooth, easy drinking yet very refined. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Black beer with a decent beige head. Coffee aroma, roasted, malty, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa toffee, espresso, creamy notes. Hoppy roasted flavor, coffee, hay, vanilla, toffee, caramel, licorice, some dark chocolate. Nice body for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (321) - Poway, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
Sweet chocolatey aromas. Pours ruby with a tan head. Nice sweet flavor with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3195) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2014
On tap at brewpub
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.

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