Uncle Billys Insomniac Espresso Stout
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Summer   ABV: -
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Tap at UBís. I love this beer and make an effort to get it whenever itís available. This particular batch apparently sat on coffee beans for 5 days instead of the normal 2, so itís extra-coffeeíd. Itís black in the glass with a nice foamy head in a rich medium-brown. The nose is very heavy on the espresso, along with caramel and toasted malt tones. The flavor opens with a punch of woody, rich espresso, balanced by a nice sweet malt backbone. The really nice thing about this beer is that the coffee smells and tastes really fresh - Iíve encountered other beers, most particularly Beer Geek Breakfast, that just smell like old used coffee beans. No doubt in my mind that this is a coffee loverís beer, and I love me some coffee. Iíll happily say that this is the best coffee stout Iíve had. Itís also one of the best beers produced in Austin, so you should definitely check and see if itís available when youíre there.

As a side note, I wouldnít call it a summer seasonal - itís available whenever UBís fits it into their special tap schedule, which is probably about once every 2 months or so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeg (114) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Quite nice, especially for a stout that went down outside on a hot late summer night. Tastes of coffee and dark chocolate, very creamy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Yummy. This beer was pretty damn good if you like coffee and chocolate. Rich coffee nose right up front...and itís in the flavor as well. Finishes with a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this growler. The beer pours dark brown to black with a tan head. The aroma is strong coffee with not too much else. The flavor is a mix of strong black coffee, some chocolate and some roasted malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very good coffee beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12767) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of espresso. Taste is of roasted malts, light smoke and espresso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2007 Had just a sampler of this and it was really good. Wasnít listed on the menu or labeled on the tap handle, but I asked the Server what the seasonal beer was, and this was it. Poured a rich black, with creamy tan head that lasted a bit. Smell was rich roasty and big on coffee, and taste was really rich with a creamy mouthfeel, and really hearty strong espresso flavor with a nice smooth finish and aftertaste. I would recommend trying this and would like to get a full pint again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2009
Sample at the brewpub. Pours flat black with a medium tan head that burns away steadily. Rings of lacing stick to the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate. Medium to full body with a nice roasted character, and flavors of malt, coffee and dark chocolate. The finish is chocolatey with mild hops and coffee left over. Pretty good Stout overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Tap, deep brown pour with khaki foam, aroma of coffee and molasses, flavor has good roasty coffee notes with milk duds and leather, nice thich finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2010
growler thanks to blutt59. poured black with a thin cream head. nose is coffee, roasted malts, and more coffee. nice on the palate, flavor is big coffee, roasted malts, chocolaty finish.

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