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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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4.4
Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Black pour with amber head. Drank from a snifter. The aroma is heavy with chocolate. Taste is heavy dark malt, chocolate and coffee. A hint of finishing hops comes through. I really like this brewery.

4.2
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Very good coffee stout. I wish it came in a six pack. Not as good as the Bells Java Stout but still very respectable and available year round as well. A very good brew, one I have regularly.

4.1
tjthresh (1872) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Cask at the brewpub. Pours black with a dense light brown head. The nose is loaded with black coffee, and the flavor is mocha. Full body. Bone dry finish. Pretty good.

4.1
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2009
Pours dark black with a decent size oil slicked tan head. There is certainly coffee in the aroma, but it also has a hefty dose of chocolate and cream. Awesome flavor, starts out purely black coffee flavor which is then complimented by the rich milk chocolate that follows. They combine to make for a nice mocha aftertaste. Medium body. Overall a really great and under-rated beer, has possibly the best pure coffee flavor of any coffee stout I’ve had.

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!

4
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!

4
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Black with a fizzy tan head. Sweet chocolate coffee and caramel aroma. Drip coffee tastes dominate with a nutty chocolate taste following and finishing with roasted grain.

4
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Served from a bottle at the brewpub. The appearance is a nice rich brown black. The nose is a rich with full roasted coffee and malts. The flavors follow with a really nice dark roast coffee flavor, with a little milk creaminess, some nice oats too. Mouth is creamy and medium to full bodied. A really nice coffee stout that far exceed my expectations.

4
fonefan (51603) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2011

Bottle 750ml.

Clear dark black colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, coffee, espresso, dusty coffee, sweet chili fruit. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, coffee, chili spice notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110930]

3.9
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
750ml bottle acquired in trade with VikingHammer (thanks!). Poured a dark black color with brown edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of coffee grounds, roastiness, and some chocolate. Tastes of coffee grounds, hints of vanilla, chocolate, and the same roastiness.


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