Bell's Arabicadabra Coffee Milk Stout

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A little brewers' magic transforms locally roasted Arabica beans and a variety of specialty malts into a creamy, intense coffee stout. Enjoy before it disappears. (from label)

Arabicadabra is brewed with a cold coffee extract made at the brewery using a combination of fair trade, organic Nicaraguan coffee beans and Sumatra coffee beans. Lactose is also used for creaminess (those with dairy allergies or sensitivities should take note). It was inspired by Milchkaffe, another specialty Bell's beer.

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3.3
mjg74 (3219) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 16, 2018
Bottle from Cost Plus. Pours black with ruby highlights. Roasted coffee nose with a tiny bit of sweetness. Bitter coffee up front. Tastes like a pure coffee stout with almost no sweetness. Kind of like watered down coffee.

4
Goodgrief (2081) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2018
Bottle. Dark pour with chestnut highlights. Thick dark head. Tons of roast with some fruity sweetness. Oatmeal notable with thick lactic notes. Creamy. Solid.

4
Emeister84 (2705) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2018 On tap at World of Beer (Charlottesville, VA). Roasty coffee aromas, cocoa, burnt brownie. Black with a mostly lasting beige head. Dry, roasty coffee, dark chocolate, nutty. Medium-full bodied, creamy.

3.7
tmoreau (4805) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2018
On tap at Ellyn's Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., dispensed to a tulip displaying a black/brown hue, with a tan, frothy head as well as frothy, curtain-like cling to the lacing. The nose was dry & roasted, with mocha notes that leaned more toward the cold pressed coffee side, with an added touch of toffee. Medium+ bodied, with low carbonation, the taste was similar, with less creaminess than expected for a lactose enhanced Milk Stout, slight tannic tanginess, and roasted & earthy bitterness that offered a bit of smoke & char. Presentably robust.

3.6
jredmond (8928) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2018
Draft at the Surly Goat with Scarlett during LA layover trip 2018. Nose is incredible fresh coffee - spot on. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of rounded malt. Some noticeable carbonation throughout the palate with lots of sugar sneaking in.

3.9
chinchill (5449) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2018
12 oz bottle with a 17 October 2017 bottling date. Appearance: a fairly gentle pour raised a tall, dense, tan head. Essentially black, opaque body. Plenty of lacing was left on the glass. Coffee dominated aroma with hints of dark dried fruits. Good coffee aroma, but the coffee flavor is stronger than the aroma suggests. Excellent, mildly bitter, bitter-sweet balance. Fine coffee and dark bread aftertaste. Very smooth, full body with light carbonation.

4.2
cards04 (2949) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 27, 2018
A fantastic coffee stout. One of the best I've had. Beautiful black pour. Very creamy and rich roasty coffee flavours and aromas. Smooth, silky and delicious

3.7
marcus (10953) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a transient tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark molasses flavor with a coffee finish.

3.7
bhensonb (16108) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of very nice coffee. Med body, almost. Flavor is nice coffee with some dark malt and lactose. Earthy. Moderately bitter. Fairly dry. Nice.

3.7
HuskerTan (2467) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JAN 22, 2018
Bottle. A- Black coffee, roasted peppers, slightly spicy. A- Black color, black liquid, light brown head. T- Earthy, roasted peppers, coffee, mild cocoa, mild bitterness. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish. O- A lot of earthy and vegetal aspects I did not suspect. Thought there would be a lot more sweetness and it would have more of a mocha flavor. Not bad but not quite a sweet stout in my opinion. Too roasty and earthy. Awesome and clever name though.


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