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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.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holtguy (175) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Pours black with tan head. Aroma of coffee. Taste was sweet roast malt. Smooth and kind of thin. Minimal coffee. This was amateurish. I was not impressed in general with this beer, but especially not after buying a beer with both espresso and breakfast in the name but little coffee in the flavor. Did they mix up the labels or something? Im not sure Ill purchase anything from Arbor again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper8 (81) - Holland, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Wheres the coffee? I was excited for a beer that was heavy in the coffee flavor, and my first sip made me think I was getting this. Then I had more, and as the beer warmed the coffee disappeared, and so did any complexity in flavor. Not very great. Not awful, but not very great.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (620) - East Lansing, USA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at Arbor Brewing. Pours very dark. Smooth and decently sweet. Wish there was more biting coffee bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (1563) - New York, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Bottled. Pours black, huge tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and very bubbly head. I can smell the effervescence. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Nice coffee bitterness finish. The body is super bubbly. Way too much carbonation. It feels like a soda. Fine. Coffee finish is good, but thin, watery, and way too much carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
justkoehn (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Little head and lacing for a breakfast stout. Malty coffee aroma. Little hop bite. Nice and strong espresso flavor and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13176) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower, 3/23/16. Dark brown, thin tan head, good retention. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, coffee. Thin bodied, creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2016
On tap at the Arbor Corner Brew in Ypsilanti, MI. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma and taste of coffee, but perfectly muted. Sweet like a milk stout. Smooth and creamy and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b33r (870) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Dark black color with thin light brown head. Aroma has nice roasted malts and rich chocolate. Flavor is smooth, roasted coffee, smooth malts, and dark chocolate bitterness. Slight alcohol presence, which is surprising for only 7.5 abv. Good overall

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2016
12oz bottle. No date, but Im confident its fresh.. Up front, a pretty satisfying, big amount of coffee. Mild nuttiness, good touch of dark chocolate, some roast malt, mild earthiness. Pretty nice flavor. Pours a nearly black color. Thin ring of khaki head. Leaves some dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body, kind of mild slick texture. Light carbonation. Some more caramel comes out in the flavor as I go. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Could use a touch more carbonation, and it has a bit more caramel / butterscotch aroma than Id like, but overall its solid. I love a coffee-heavy coffee stout, and this has a satisfying coffee component, and a pretty good body. Id put it between Troegs Java and Bells Java. Nice to enjoy with my subway breakfast. I see now that this is dogged with the scores. Im thinking with no date, old bottles sit around forever, only to eventually severely disappoint some poor consumer. If these guys want to get serious about attracting the hearts of consumers, they need to start dating their package.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5132) - Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2016
12 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown/black color with a small dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, light dark fruit/smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice coffee stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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