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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 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 31, 2014
16oz can pours dark brown with light edges and 2 finger off-white head. Nose is nutty roast coffee beans, vanilla, milk, hershey syrup. Taste is roasty coffee, light smokiness, earthy, a touch thin, faint cocoa. Finish is roasty coffee and cream, vanilla, nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Torrefacto (1098) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2015
Negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beis ligera. Aromas de chocolate, café expreso, cereal y tostados. Cuerpo medio, inicio achocolatado con sabor de café equilibrado hasta el final de amaegor tostado moderado.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2704) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Pitch black and nearly opaque with deep mahogany edges and a two finger pillowy beige head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Great retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down. Robust dark malt aroma with a nice mix of deep roast and silky dessert-like sweeter malts. Gourmet coffee bean with toffee, oatmeal and toast followed by sweet chocolate, lactose, chocolate cake, caramel, toffee and fudge. Smells pretty good. Medium body and a touch sweeter than expected. Decent gourmet roast flavor but not as coffee dominant as I was expecting. Toast, roasted nut and espresso bean followed by silky chocolate sweetness, caramel and faint lactose. Nice balance and easy to drink with a well masked ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1669) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2015
Can from Biercab Shop. Black colour with beige head. Roasted, coffee aroma. Coffee, roasted, dark chocolate taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
flying_pig (1251) - SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2015
473ml Can from Brewdog online shop (£4):
Fairly disappointing in truth, I’m not sure what I had been expecting but I definitely wanted more from this. The taste & nose were both quite basic & not unlike a lot of other English style stouts that I’ve tried over the years although it was a nice enough taste without ever exciting.; I doubt this will be one I go for again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
badpuppy69 (302) - orange, California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Pours a dark brownish black with medium light head. Aroma is light roasted Coffee. Taste follows the aroma. Thin mouth feel. Not much body or complexity. Was a pretty penny aswel. And it was a 4 pack. I like there other beers but this one I’ll pass in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Can at home. Pours black, nose is coffee, chocolate, roasted , taste is similar, sweet, creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KeaganBanks (1) - San Clemente, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015 does not count
Excellent beer! Have yet to have something from Modern Times I don’t like!!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (2462) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Can from BottleDog, Edinburgh. Black body with a thick tan head. Good lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and ash. Flavour of plum, Black Jack sweets and liquorice. Medium body with a frothy texture. Soft fizz. A really solid Stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Can. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and lightly roasted malts, espresso-like coffee notes, and a sweet malty finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (966) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2015
Really strong coffee notes on the aroma, good mouthfeel , and the coffee gives a nice bitter, drying finish

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