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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 thatís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Appearance was clear jet black with creamy diminishing dark tannish tiny head, no lacing. Aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate, oats, molasses with no alcohol. Taste are sweet roasted coffee, cocoa, black patent malts with touch of creamy oats and brown sugar. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with light-medium body, lasting roasty coffee mild bitter finish. A good example of a Oatmeal Stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joet (2172) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
A bit wet and oxidized. Black andwith some clarity. Fine tan foam. Bits of dark licorice. Prune. Toasty. Wow on nitro. Creamy. Wonderful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
This is a very single-mindedly coffee stout but the coffee taste is fresh and vibrant enough that it is still quite good. Many beers of this style just tend to get ashy and tart and weird. This one though has a rich chocolate and coffee character. It is dry and clean and highly drinkable. This is definitely a well put together beer and seems to be built from the ground up to incorporate coffee rather than just be coffee thrown in a stout. What do I know though? Never met the fine people at Modern Times.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with white head. Coffee, oatmeal, sweet flavors. Fuck yeah!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9108) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Can @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours an orangish brown appearance with a tan head.sweet chocolate, smooth coffee, coconut aroma. Nice carbonation. Slight sweet, vanilla, delicious coffe flavor. Petes just fine.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Almost black pour. Small off-white head that quickly falls to just a few bubbles. No lacing. Huge coffee aroma. Pretty much overwhelms anything else. Same with the taste. A little thin in the back. Tastes more like a cool coffee than a beer. Especially a stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Can share thanks to beechner224. Pours a very dark brown color, minimal head, translucent. Big roasty, semisweet, coffee, and chocolate malt aroma. More roast in the flavor, chocolate malt, mild bitterness in the finish. Fairly thin bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Can in trade. Pours dark brown/black with minimal head. Aroma of coffee, roast. Taste is more strong coffee, a tad bitter, a bit astringent too . Not too bad, pretty light body. Itís a little harsh on the pallet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5343) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Can from Craftshack brought to Paulís May 2014 tasting. Pours a brown body with no head, no lacing. Aroma is light espresso. Mouthfeel is soft with notes of malt, burnt toast and light coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cory (314) - , California, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Can. Aroma is almond, walnut, coffee, molasses, and dark malts. Taste is sweet with some dry bitter cold brew coffee and walnut skin. Delicious and session able ale.


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