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RATINGS: 309   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hoppist (1) - USA - DEC 6, 2013 does not count
Not a stout fan but this beer spoke to me as totally coffeelicious. Love the lighter weight which is something I don’t like in most stouts. I know I know...not my thing but this beer would also be perfect for breakfast! A terrific lighter style stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sungsays (7) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
Coffee aroma smells amazing before 1st sip. Malt & chocolate are the dominant flavors. Creamy texture. My favorite oatmeal stout. Can't wait to try the rest of the Modern Times catalog.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mantismb (7) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
This beer has become my go to drink. I havent found many that can come close to this dark and coffee stout smoothness. It pours very dark with a tan head. Toffee flavors and coffee sweetness that dont overpower the bark malt richness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Poured from the can into a pint glass. Nice frothy head. Aroma is pleasant of coffee, chocolate and roasted barley. Very delicious. The coffee is so well balanced! I loved it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
want1DIPA (227) - - MAR 31, 2014
Super fresh and very tasty with traces of chocolate and tobacco smoke. Hopefully that make it imperial barrel aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (278) - 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 you’d 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, it’s all represented here. I drank it from the can but next time it’s going in a glass so I can see it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4303) - Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Got in a trade with BeerBaron666. 16 ounce can into pint glass; no canning date, but should be fairly fresh. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge milk chocolate, fresh coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, oats, and roasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of coffee and dark/roast malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, fresh coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, oats, and roasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, oats, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roast malt and coffee flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding coffee stout. All around awesome balance and robustness of fresh coffee and dark/roast malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10799) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Dark brown pour with a nice light and creamy tan head. Flavor is a great blend of coffee, chocolate, light roast, vanilla. This is a really good damn beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (5231) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
16 ounce can poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours black with brown hues and almost a finger of light tan head. Decent lacing that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of sweet and roasted coffee, caramel, vanilla, coffee grounds. Tasting notes of roasted coffee, oats, caramel/toffee, a bit of dark chocolate. Medium-light body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, slick and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly delicious for a stout just under 6% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bpasquini (10) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 1, 2014
AROMA: Predominantly coffee with some oats, vanilla, and chocolate APPEARANCE: Pours pitch black, left a small tan head that went quickly, how a good stout should look TASTE: Small amount of coffee, chocolate, oats, and vanilla, everything is very light but that is expected as it is under 6% ABV, but just because it is light does not mean that it isn’t full flavored, this beer is pretty tasty PALATE: This is by far the beers best attribute, very light, smooth and velvety, incredibly drinkable and this beer is not that filling for a stout, every once in awhile I crave stouts and would like to drink more than one, and this would be a great example of a full flavored session stout! OVERALL: Great beer! will be an often pick up when I can get my hands on it!

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