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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (876) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2015
Arresting licorice aroma is enhanced by the coffee/sour taste. Another excellent beer from Modern Times - a new brewery that looks to be a winner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
astanford (24) - California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
bread, coffee, roasty, earthy, smoke, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2014
Can from Craft Beer Base Seed. Lightly scorched coffee aroma, with some good roast malt, and a touch a sweet chocolate. Dark translucent brown, little head, some lace. Coffee again in the initial (again, steeped or boiled? a little too long), sweet malt, roast, a light bitterness in mid and final. Medium-thin body. A bit thin, overall. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madvike (3105) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Can - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is milky chocolate and medium roast coffee. Real dry ashy coffee. Taste is roasty coffee, with milky chocolate and dark ashy roast. Smooth, with a lovely mellow coffee finish. Medium-thin with a medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (312) - USA - DEC 22, 2014
The liquid pours a dark ruby-brown and drives forth an aroma of roasted almonds and coffee beans. The top is covered in a wet, soft khaki colored foam, the head disappearing to a thin coating over the top. The palate is creamy, lightly oily, and a nice, long mild experience. The If Modern Times is roasting coffee this good for their beer, I could take a few pounds of beans home with me right now. The flavor is outrageously good, the mild bitterness of a fine dark roast coffee, the creaminess of a damnably well made oatmeal stout and the carbonation just right for my constant appreciation. This has gone from fridge cold to room temperature in the time it’s taken me to drink it, but nothing about this has gotten wrong, uncomfortable or less enjoyable. I enjoyed a fat sirloin burger with the first, cold half of the can, and it would go as well now with a hot, melting chocolate chip cookie. If there is a word for Modern Times at this point in my experience with them, consistency would be it. I really liked this brew and hope to find more in my area soon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (646) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 18, 2014
Can from Craft Beer Base. Almost jet black pour, small tight tan head. Aroma is roasty malts with some coffee. Flavour has nice sweet chocolate to balance the malts. Another winner from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1038) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
Coffee, roasty stout. 5.8%. From a can. Pours like coke, tiny head, sweet coffee aroma, bitter dark chocolate flavours, super smooth and delicious. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvsn (1091) - ISRAEL - DEC 16, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop. Pours deep brown-black with a nice tan head. Splendid aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, caramel, dark bread. Taste - sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, espresso, toasted bread, not very bitter. Medium-bodied, silky smooth and creamy. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1338) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2014
16oz can pours a dark brown with a tan khaki head, coffee expresso taste with roasted malts

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (777) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2014
Can sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Almost opaque black with medium brownish head. Great coffee aroma, milk chocolate, light roasted malt, bready. Flavor of coffee, milk chocolate, light sweetness, some roastiness, bready, balanced, semi-dry bitter finish. Light carbonation, medium-bodied. Great.

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