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Upright Coffee Stout (Barrel Aged)

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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This is the first release of the breweryís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9500) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
writerljberg (648) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (919) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
750mL bottle. Pours a very dark brown with reddish brown edging and a rapidly fleeting tan cap. Aroma of coffee, roasty malt, sour cherry, red wine, earth, wood. Taste is tart and sweet. Smooth, medium-dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
oldp0rt (6) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
I bought this and opened this thinking it was a coffee stout. The label reads, A barrel aged stout with cold press coffee. No where on the label did they mention that this was sour. Not even close to a coffee stout. Itís more of a tart, funky dark farmhouse ale with a vinous character and the tiniest bit of coffee. The bitterness of the coffee doesnít even get past the nasty sour finish. Definite drain pour for me. Could not get through a glass. Please guys, use the label to tell us what it is...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RumRunner101 (743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma is burnt malts, sweet grapes. Flavour has dark roast and bitter coffee grounds on the finish. But itís incredibly vinous and tart on the finish. Canít enjoy this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
750mL bottle, pours black with an amber tinge and a medium tan head. Aroma brings out shitloads of red wine barrels, bringing out loads of tannins from the barrels. Flavour is super red winey, like they blended a stout with a beer. Lightly tart, with not really any stout qualities left. Not a big fan of this to be honest. Too vinous and woody. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2166) - Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a kaki head. Sour vinous aromas. Vinous and black coffee notes dominate with dark roasted malt sub tones. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
CapFlu (4469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Lasting beige head atop a deep brown body. Nose of tart red wine, coffee and sour cherries. Overly sour, some bourbon way way in the background but the tartness really disappoints. Gross.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (813) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with foamy, off-white head and irregular lacing. Aroma: grapes, oak, chocolate and coffee. Taste: Slightly sweet, a little roasty, and some weak diner coffee. Ends slick, oily, somewhat dry, almost chalky. Wine lasts on the tongue. Overall: nice, interesting brew, but I canít help but feel that I would have enjoyed a non wine barrel-aged version even more. Iím guessing wine barrel aged beers donít appeal to me as much as I would hope, but I have an open mind, and Iíll happily keep tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
750ml. Served slightly chilled and let come to room temp. Guinness glass, pouring only half way. Serious red wine and oak barrel notes play off coffee very well! Aromas reminiscent of a Washington state Cabernet.. Aromas of oak, nut oils, charred barrel, ash, roasted coffee, mocha and Cabernet wine.. Very well crafted and thoughtful!!! Palate is medium-light bodied, tart and mildly mouthwatering, yet full of flavor. Complex flavors of mocha, red wine barrel, Cabernet grapes, mildly bitter coffee, nut oil and ash linger on the palate. Coffee flavors last for minutes. A very complex, elegant, well-made and contemplative beer overall, with tons of aromas and flavors. One to take time with and share... While this beer is not overly alcoholic or extremely full bodied, an 8oz pour is honestly enough. I believe this beer will be misunderstood by those expecting an over-the-top, sweet, coffee stout, though appreciated by those familiar with drinking mildly sour dark beers. This beer continues to develop after hours open. Impressive and interesting. --- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...

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