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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bluegrass Brewing Company has brewed a winter warming coffee stout using a Heine Brothers’ organic, fair trade coffee grown in Chiapas, Mexico. It will be available for purchase at Bluegrass Brewing Company on Friday, February 9th while supplies last. “I just tasted the stout - it has a wonderful balance between coffee and stout flavors,” said Bluegrass Brewing Company head brewer, Jerry Gnagy. Heine Brothers’ co-owner Mike Mays and head coffee roaster Todd Stanis collaborated with Gnagy to choose the Mexican coffee and give it a medium roast and a coarse grind to best bring out the flavor. “This Mexican coffee has a medium body and an almost chocolatey finish that will hold up well in such a hearty beer,” said Stanis. “Should be a perfect match.” This oatmeal stout is brewed with English roasted barley and caramunich malt which gives a roasty and slightly sweet malt flavor. The addition of flaked oats lends creaminess and body to this pitch black ale. The coffee will be added to the hot wort (unfermented beer) after boiling. This will extract good flavor without adding bitterness or burnt flavors. Freshly brewed coffee will also be added to the beer after fermentation is completed and the beer is ready to be served. This will give the freshest coffee flavor and aroma. (previously 6.5 % ABV)

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502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - JUN 27, 2009
750 shared with Pipper poured into snifter. 2008-2009 release. For a non immperial (or even an imperial) stout, this has a great rich thick appearance - black with a dark khaki head that holds well and leaves some descent lace. Aroma - coffee, coffee, coffee. A bit of oaky vanilla and chocolate in there too. Very nice. Flavor is very similar - great coffee and dark chocolate. Roasty and sweet but not too much. A bit of hops on the finish to balance. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Smooth and easy going. Overall: this is underrated, and I am not ust saying that because I am local to BBC. Very quality stout. Very robust and aromatic and flavorful for a non-imperial. Appreciate people!

3.6
JaBier (8307) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle shared by sliffy. Darkest brown/black pour with a medium tan head. Malty coffee aroma with some chocolate. Coffee flavor up front with a chocolatey finish. Pretty tasty.

3.5
Dogbrick (13961) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Thanks to sliffy for sharing a bottle. This beer is a dark brownish-black color with a medium and foamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Rich roasted coffee and malt aromas. Medium creamy body with flavors of roasted coffee, mild hops and malt. The finish is roasty with a moderately bitter coffee and dark chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.

4
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
On Cask 8/3 @ the St. Matthews brewpub. Pours coffee black with a small frothy brown head. Aroma is coffee beans with hints of dark chocolate. Coffee flavor has a mild bitterness with hints of dark chocolate. Texture is thin and creamy that finishes smooth. Enjoyable!

3.5
Tmoney99 (15029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Draft at St. Matthews brewpub. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium roasted coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a dry smooth texture. Medium roasted flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.4
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Served at BBC St.Matthew’s with a Heine Bros cup insulator - Pours black with a fully receding tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted grain, foamy chocolate and black patent. Tastes of brewed coffee, slightly astringent malt and chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation. Enjoyable but not exceptional.

3.8
gunsho (134) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2007
i’ve had this beer on tap and also through a cask, both were excellent. i preferred the cask because of the temperature at service. the warmth really brought the double brewed coffee flavor along with tastes of dark chocolate and almonds. the head remained until the end, a rich, lacey almost cappucino like feel that slowly fell as the beer dwindled. i’d like to drink this beer early on a sunday afternoon with friends over brunch.

3.3
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2007
On tap at BBC. black with a nice brown head. nice lacing. mocha aroma with milk notes. nice balanced sweet chocolate and bitter coffee flavor. bitter dry coffee finish. medium body. thick creamy mouth feel. solid stout........but that was about it. there was a nice coffee presence but i dont know if i would have thought of this as a coffee stout had i not known. but like i said very nice stout.....i was just hoping for more.


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