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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   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 Café and Roastery in Ypsilanti, MI. Pairs well with desserts, especially dark chocolate, raspberries, and cheesecake.

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4.6
SturmWulf (65) - USA - DEC 25, 2007
Aroma is of a rich cup of coffee, A hint of roasted malt. Touch of vanilla and a slight hint of chocolate. Smell made my mouth water.... smells delicious! Poured a black with a very small and fast dissipating tan head. Very, very light lacing on Pint. Flavor is of rich coffee, light touch of vanilla, light hint of dark chocolate, slightly bitter roasted malt ending in a rich coffee.Very pleasant! taste. Not overpowering, but very nice! Body is medium, a creamy texture, soft carbonation, with a short, pleasantly bitter finish. I’m not usually a big fan of coffee dominated stouts, but this is well done! I really enjoyed this Stout and will definitely drink again. The only thing wrong with this fine brew is the very soft carbonation and the lack of a great head on it. But, the excellent taste and balance of this Stout more than makes up for it. Not in my favorite rotation, but will definitely drink this often! Give it a try! Its worth the experience! Great job by Arbor!!!

4.4
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. It’s not something I could drink a lot of at once, but it is something I could relax with in the armchair.

4.3
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2008
It poured very dark with a thick head that took several minutes to settle down. It smelled delightfully strongly of espresso/coffee and chocolate. It felt thick and syrupy in the mouth, and tasted as strong as it smelled. For being such a thick, heavy beer, I was surprised how drinkable it actually was. A definite buy.

4.2
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2007
On tap at Pizza Plant. Black as a stout should be, brown head, I really liked this stout. Not overpowering, smooth, yet full of flavor, and excellent with dinner. Not as stout as a stout is expected to be, still had enough body and flavor to please me and go back for seconds.

3.9
rob897 (62) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Dark coffee aroma and taste but not as good as I was hoping for, seemed to lose some of its characteristics near the end of the pint

3.9
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.

3.8
frankenkitty (2012) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Whoops... just found the "missing link" rating sheets from the trip...

Served with a dark brown/black body under a head which thins out quickly. Huge coffee nose. Thin and a little chalky (as described), but the flavor has a truly robust kick to it! Plenty of coffee flavor with chocolate candy (Tootsie Rolls) making a late showing. Enjoyable.

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3.8
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.

3.8
BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pretty good stout. Dark pour with a thin head. Slightly thin in mouthfeel. Lacks oomph you look for in a stout but would get again if the situation arose.

3.8
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
B. c. Julie says. It is good and was nice but mesh with her meal. She gives a 4.0 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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