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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Tap (nitro) @ Bottle Craft, San Diego.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Coffee on the nose, roasty tones, dark malts with freedom faint fruits. Creamy palate, roasted malts, ashy, chocolate and cocoa with lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught (nitro) @ Bottlecraft (Little Italy), San Diego, CA. Pours a black colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of roastiness, espresso and oatmeal. Flavour of smooth roastiness, some licorice, mild bitterness, ash, some burnt notes and caramel. Medium bodied. Rather smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (160) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Canned. Is there a better canned coffee stout? I doubt it very much. This stuff rocks with fresh roasted coffee flavor and aroma. Highly recommended for all coffeeholics type people.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5399) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught @ Bottlecraft Little Italy, San Diego, CA

Pours pitch black with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, coffee beans and chocolate. Taste is smooth, sweetish and slightly roasty with some coffee and cocoa. Finish is smooth and sweetish with some roastiness and coffee. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1366) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2015
Pours a dark blackish brown color with a tan head. Rich coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and caramel aroma. Rich coffee, roasted malt, toffee, chocolate, caramel, earthy hop, wood and smokey flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Coffee, roasted malt and smokey dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 2, 2015
This is too good to be served in tall boy cans. That was my first thought at tasting this. This is the beer where, if you were a kid and you tried this youíd wonder what the hell was wrong with adults, how they could drink this. This stuff is levels of intense-ness. Aroma is deep coffee, earth, yet citrus and grass linger too. Taste is the same, huge, HUGE bitter and dry aftertaste, caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, leather, woody, itís all represented here. I drank it from the can but next time itís going in a glass so I can see it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1494) - - SEP 3, 2015
Draught at Watering Hole. Rich cereals, coffee, cocoa, notes of licorice and tobacco, roasty finish. Nice one, feels quite rich for this abv, oatmeal is definitely helping there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7743) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
Draught (nitro) @ Bottlecraft, San Diego. Aroma has coffee and licorice root. Flavour has sugary tones, coffee and licorice root. A bit too much sugar in this coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle shared by my friend Bruce. Pours near black with an attractive tan head and a roasted chocolate aroma. There is a hearty chocolate, coffee and treacle flavor with a dry finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1279) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2015
October 25th, 2013 - This was the first time I had this brew, which has become something of a hallmark in my North Park neighborhood. Itís everywhere in cans, but I THINK back then, this was tap only. But itís easy to tell on the first sip why itís become so prevalent. The roast flavor on the nose is appetizing, tossing in malt, wood chips, and that curious mustiness of a Pacific Northwest temperate rain forest. The coffee and coffee beans really shine in the flavor though, served on a rich, creamy palate, and delivering an unexpected dose of hazelnut smokiness and sweetness. I suspect Modern Times will be joining the San Diego market in the IPA frenzy, but itís great to see they have a stout to match for those with palates inclined to darker beers.

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