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Mountain Sun Café Amaretto Stout

Mountain Sun Café Amaretto Stout
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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This is another brand new stout for 2012! This beer uses a blend of spices as well as Ethiopian Coffee from our friends at Conscious Coffees in Boulder to create the café amaretto experience in an Imperial Stout. Spices: Star Anise, Amaretto Extract.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2012
draft. so there’s certainly a strong coffee character in both nose and flavor, sure, but I don’t find anything in here that says "amaretto" - almonds and apricot pits? nope. instead it’s a rather basic (though not simple) dark roast coffee bean (complete with essence of oil, oranges and vegetables) with a moderate citrus hop rate and a finish that resembles orange-flavored milk chocolate. so, I can only assume that the amaretto is coming through as this orange candy / liqueur (thanks to the alcohol) quality. not bad. orgeat.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3934) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Tap at Vine. Black with a thin but persistent light tan head. Big roasty dark coffee aroma with nice dark chocolate tones. Lovely to sniff, if a bit simplistic. Taste has huge sweetness, a bit too much so, but also huge flavor. Lots of sweet dark chocolate flavor with a balanced but quite assertive earthy java tone, slight learheryness in the coffee, finishes coffee-bitter with earthy dark chocolate mocha flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8898) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street. Black appearance with a dark brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, espresso, roastiness, almonds, and light nuts. Somewhat syrupy/extract-like, rich chocolate, fairly roasty, almond flavor. Not overall a bad beer but I didn’t like the extract/syrupy element.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5612) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
Tap @ Vine Street Pub, Denver. Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of malt, coffee, sweet chocolate, orange, licorice. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, sweet chocolate, orange, orangepeel, hints of licorice. Medium body, soft carbonation. 240212


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