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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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We’ve collaborated with our upstate buddies at RJ Rockers twice before, producing Stuck on Rye 26 at their brewery and then Holy Citra, RJ! at ours. When we contemplated doing four collaboration beers for Brewvival 2014, there was no question we needed them on the roster.

Looking at the big pile of things we have in common, one stuck out: coffee. We haven’t produced a beer with coffee before, while the RJ crew has done Mocha Java Porter. In the great craft brewing spirit of stealing info from your competitors (who will gladly help you because you’re really friends), the inspiration for Half Calf was born.

We used cold-press coffee from Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville, and applied them to a strong-ish milk stout, giving us a super roasty, black, velvety smooth, perk-inducing beer.

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3.9
JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2017
appearance: dark brown, creamy tan head. aroma: dark chocolate, espresso, cocoa powder, vanilla. taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, chocolate covered espresso beans, café bustelo powder, some vanilla and earth. finish: slightly sweet, dry, creamy palate. notes: Excellent coffee stout--no acidity. Draft at Charleston Beer Works in Charleston, South Carolina.

3.4
Homer321 (5166) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Draft at Holy City. Pitch black pour. Small khaki head. Nose is lightly sweetbwith coffee and cocoa. Taste is lightly bitter and sweet. Nice.

3.2
Travlr (25787) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draft at Holy City. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of chocolate dipped in coffee. Taste is sweet cocoa and coffee grounds. Nice.

3.5
BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 24, 2017
Draught at the brewery. Pours black with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is coffee, moderate roast malt, figs and light woody hops. Flavor is sweet roast and chocolate malt, lactose, figs, coffee, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

4.3
Cybercat (6016) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Taps opaque coffee brown with a thin tan head. Aroma presents quality coffee, roast malt, woody and molasses tones. Flavor features quality coffee, molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and subtle woody hop notes. Mourhfeel delivers firm body and lively fizz. Half calf is all good!

3.7
gocarolina06 (3) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Not as good as expected on the first try, but got better. A very good coffee beer and would definitely drink some more ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Brewvival 2015 Trip #136. Keg at Evo Pizza. Pours a dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, smoke, vanilla, a bit of diacetyl. The taste is chocolate, caramel, lactose, mild dark fruit. Medium bodied.

3.2
jackl (8296) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2015 Keg @ Sesame Burgers. Coffee. Donut. Crueler. Cream and vanilla. Sugar. Taste is similar. Sweet and earthy cocoa. Donuts. Hints of strawberry jam. Creamy finish. Nice.

3.4
LilBeerDoctor (4134) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
On tap at Craftsmen. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, light coffee grounds, chocolate malt, faint lactose, vanilla. Flavor of chocolate malt, roast, lactose. Very faint coffee, unfortunately. Sweet lactose and malt. A bit heavy for a milk stout, although that was the design I don’t think it worked so well. 7/4/6/4/13 (3.4/5)


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