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RATINGS: 217   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 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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Pours a pitch black with creamy tan head. Coffee aroma is strong on the nose with subtle hints of toffee and cocoa as well. Very light body with the coffee flavor again making a presence. Very easy drinking stout with the toffee and bitter chocolate coming thru for a very flavorful brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7611) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7461) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7923) - 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.
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5082) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
X (121) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1240) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7671) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1236) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4624) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle at the WWWW RB tasting. Pours a cloudy brown with a tan head. Aroma of coffee. Flavors of coffee, chocolate and tobacco.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (145) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Pours dark brown with a khaki head. Head retention is good. AROMA: dark roasted malts, coffee, coffee bitterness, char, dark fruit, toffee, slight licorice, floral hops, chocolate, earthy, vanilla and molasses. TASTE: dark fruits, coffee bitterness, chocolate, slight caramel, earthy, dark roasted malts, brown sugar, molasses, hop bitterness and slight sea salt. AFTER TASTE: coffee bitterness, dark malt, licorice, toffee, chocolate and hop bitterness with an oily rich finish.


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