RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Black Helicopter is a coffee oatmeal stout made with locally roasted Columbia coffee beans from Paradise roasters in Ramsey, MN. What makes this coffee beer different you ask? This is the first beer of its kind made with coffee brewed on a Clover machine, which uses a unique mechanism for extracting the subtle and complex flavors of a coffee bean. Dont miss this chance to taste this one of a kind brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler from Flat Earth brewery. Pitch black pour with a small tan head. Aroma and flavor are big time coffee. Finish keeps your tongue painted with that coffee flavor. I love this beer, its a fantastic example of a coffee beer and would be a great way to kick your day off!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2010
growler courtesy of justn pours dark brown, off-white head with light golden lacing. aroma of coffee, roasted malts and hints of hops flavor, roasted malts, mild coffee, dark roast, light and thin palate with a coffee/oat finish. Nice beer stout for only 5%, coffee is not as forward as expected leaving room for the hops to transpire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2010
dark pour with mild head. nose is roast and dark coffee. pretty smooth, almost like an oatmeal. taste is obvious coffee but its a bit artificial. as much as i love coffee stouts, this one falls into the like catagory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joechristenson (149) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2010 Very dark chocolate brown - almost black - and thoroughly opaque. Dark coffee and bitter chocolate malts in the nose. This tastes about as close to a dark french roast french press coffee in a beer as Ive tasted yet -- oily, a bit thin, but fantastic flavor. Wonderful carbonation, some lacing. Unique, quite unlike anything else Ive tried yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9943) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Tap. Dark brown to black pour. Roasty coffee and chocolate all over the nose and taste, very tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2009
750ml courtesy of skyview thanks Bob! Pours deep brown almost black with a 2 finger tan head that faded fast. The nose is coffee grounds, charred malt and like cocoa. The taste is sour spent coffee grounds upfront followed by chocolate and dark roast coffee in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. An OK coffee stout. The sourness at upfront throws it off a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tripplebrew (778) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Pours a thick black brown with a chocolate colored head. Aroma is like smelling freshly ground coffee with a bean roaster going in the background. Flavor is full city coffee with cashews and almonds. Body is light with quite a bit of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of bitter coffee, roasted malts, slight chocolate, slight lactose, slight oats, and a hint of hops. Poured pitch black in color with a small, creamy, brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Very sparkling. Flavor is slightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of coffee, light cocoa, roasted malts, oats, slight lactose, slight hops, and a hint of tar. Medium body. Slightly thin, tingly texture. Average to lively carbonation. Lightly bitter, roasted malt, bitter coffee, and slight chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
750mL bottle. Poured deep brown with a creamy, uniform cap of beige head. The aroma picked up sweeter coffee, vanilla beans, and toasted dark chocolate backed by some black patent and fresh earthy character.. as it warmed up, a definite sour undertone came through. The flavor had a whole lot more of the metallic and lactic sourness the whole way through.. the same sweeter coffee was there, but it was masked by the sourness and milky sugars.. some cocoa powder and vanilla peeked through on the sour, dry, grainy finish. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. the acidity hurt the flow and muted some of the intriguing components.. this was either not well executed or it had a bit of infection.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Rustyham (1836) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Lame milk stout flavor, good once, but Id rather drink guinness. old habits and all. Bottle from a tasting at the house of chris Montelius

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