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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is the first release of the brewery’s Coffee Stout. The beer started last winter as a full-bodied beer openly fermented with our house saison yeast at cool temperatures to maintain a smooth profile. It then spent most of the year maturing in four former wine casks, drying slightly. The casks were then blended with the addition of cold press coffee prepared by Chris Brady of Extracto Coffee Roasters. The finished beer is layered with flavors and aromas of ash, oak, roast, dark fruit and herbs. While intended to be enjoyed young, the Coffee Stout will also cellar well over one year. Grist: ashburne mild, dark crystal, chocolate, black, flaked barley Hops: experimental variety 06300 Also: Extracto cold press Yeast: house saison Total yield: 87 cases and 1 keg, 7% abv

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
liquidhedonism (268) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
25.4 oz bottle. Aroma: roasty, with hints of coffee and chocolate. Taste/Palate: sour, creamy; finishes slightly astringent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesjis (233) - Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Appearance looked great! Flavor is a strong coffee flavor, very promising! Flavor is very cherry sweet and bitter. Has the wine flavor and doesn’t have any coffee flavor. Somewhat disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (3979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Slight gusher on opening. Pours opaque black, large brown head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is funky forward, stale coffee, basement, rotting leaves. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, stale coffee, rotting leaves. Quite tart, funky, rotten. I know GT thinks this is just the product of their Saison yeast, but I call INFECTED, and not in a good way. Medium body, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Keg at the brewery, 08/11/14. Black with a tan covering. Nose is big on coffee grinds, coffee cake, lactic twinges, cocoa rub. Taste comprises more coffee cake, toasted brown sugar, Tiramisu mix, tangy dark fruit rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a funky close. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1536) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Dark brown with a golden brown head. Aroma is strong coffee, chocolate, dates. Medium bodied, lightly tart to start with a slightly roasty finish. Taste is coffee, sour prunes, dates. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
took some getting used to, but in the end I really liked this. Cold press coffee takes a back seek to a light funk and berry sweet-tart flavor and aroma and while odd, they play off each other well. Possibly my first wine barreled coffee beer...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (9102) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
> Brett drained "dark saison" with cocoa, lemon, spicy oak, and tobacco

[ Bottle ][ 75cl ][ ericdevin ][ Trade ][ Reidel Vinum XL Pinot Noir ][ 8.21.14 ]
>> Slow gusher out of the bottle, mitigated pour yields a large latte tan head with weak retention and wispy lacing. Nose immediately screams ’dark sour’ with red wine, oak, and mild funk. With that said, the nose is exquisite with a Cabernet blackberry character, chocolate mousse, and spicy tobacco. Taste up front is cocoa powder and lemon, mid palate is a drained Brett in secondary type of dark saison. Finish is fast and clean, no bitter coffee. Overall, it is a bit misleading to call this a barrel aged coffee stout as it is also funky and tart. Pretty much a dark saison at this point.

>!< drained, funky, dry, overcarbonated, Brett

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10546) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting creamy brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, roasted malt, coffee, light dark chocolate and light coconut. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry lightly tart finish. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bourbon, fruitiness and bitter chocolate with a crisp dry lightly tart lingering coffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cory (364) - , California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is mostly that of cold brew coffee and dark roasted malts. Taste is earthy bitter with a sour finish with aromas. Pretty simple and one note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sarlacc83 (1116) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle.A: Black with an altogether huge mocha head. Lacing.N: Cherry, oak, leather, cocoa, tobacco, very light coffee, tannins, currants and wine grape. Earthen.T: Dull sour with a background of roast and sweetness. M: Creamy and puffy. Some alcohol burn. Light body - strung out even.O: Sometimes a weird idea hits the public and starts a revolution. This doesn?t. As an addition to the dark sour category, it?s OK. As a labeled coffee stout, it?s like this acidic Stumptown roast that everyone hates.

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