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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oatmeal and 20 pounds of fresh roasted coffee from the Ugly Mug Cafe contribute to a mildly chalky espresso character balanced by a rich, sweet, creamy maltiness. coffee finish dissolves into chocolate with a slight roasty bitterness. Brewed with 100% fair-trade coffee from the Ugly Mug Caf and Roastery in Ypsilanti, MI. Pairs well with desserts, especially dark chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake.

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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TCT328 (15) - - MAR 2, 2013
A good coffee-infused stout is hard to come by, but this is the best one I have had. It has a good dark roasted flavor that warms the belly. Its not something I could drink a lot of at once, but it is something I could relax with in the armchair.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Tmac220 (1) - Michigan, USA - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
12 oz pour. lots of carbonation initially, poured extra frothy tan head. Dark brown liquid. Toasty aroma with a hint of chocolate and coffee with taste to match. A little thin and not as flavorful as one would expect of the style. It is not Bad, but Considering how much I like other stouts, this one is just plain disappointing.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ICEatALAMO (1329) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft. Pours dark with carmel head. The aroma is a mix of malt and some coffee notes. The taste is much thinner than I was expecting. Not a lot of flavor in my opinion. Very average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewmb83 (42) - Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Very nice malty and toasty aroma, with a hint of mocha. Appearance is very dark, zero light gets through while in a pint glass, with a nice tan head. The flavor is slightly sweet, with cocoa and milk, some toastyness lingers to balance the sweetness towards the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12oz bottle from Beer Baron. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Body is a little thin, but I dont think this is that bad. Dont get all of the poor ratings.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bwa5879 (924) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Pitch black pour with half inch tan foam head. Sweet smell, like cola syrup. Thin mouth feel, and slightly carbonated. Predominantly Malty flavor, tastes similar to root beer but more sour. Sour dry aftertaste. The bottle I had may be too old. Look forward to re-rating when its on tap next year.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
svandyke (198) - USA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle- Pours a somewhat thin, dark glass. Small head of light tan froth. Cannot easily smell the coffee, must take a big whiff to get much smell at all. Tastes of watery coffee with a hint of hoppy sour. Pretty disappointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Draft. Thick balck, opaque, nice tan head. Creamy and full body. Coffee is prevalent. Very good all around.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2011
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with mikem409. Pours more like a cola than a beer with a black body and a head that fizzed away in seconds. Pleasant aroma of coffee with notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is coffee with a bit of cardboard and tobacco. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ip2k (8) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
Draught from Aroma like stale coffee and syrup, but strangely delicious. A very intriguing smell. Pours a mostly-opaque black with a medium head of tan micro bubbles. Looks like...coffee+beer. Tastes like bad coffee (which is a shame, because theyre using Ugly Mug coffee in here which I know is delicious -- if youre ever in the area, hit up The Ugly Mug in Ypsi for some of the best espresso and other drinks in metro-detroit, roasted on-site) combined with stout. Too bitter, a big hit of...medicine...or something...I just couldnt enjoy this and I only made it through half a pint while I was having it with dinner at Arbor Brewing Co. Very oily on the palette and leaves a lingering bitter medicinal/chemical taste. Overall, this one is a real shame and a big let-down based on how it looks and smells. I wanted to like it, but its just not very drinkable. Honestly, youd be much better off pouring a cup of Ugly Mug coffee into a bottle of Guinness extra stout.


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