Local Mocha Coffee Stout - Keuka Brewing Company
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Hojaminbag:
2.7/5 rDev -26%
Keuka Local Mocha Stout has a mahogany body that allows a little but of light to pass through it at its edges, creating an amber color. The head is about a finger tall, but very thin and porous looking. The retention is OK, but it manages to leave behind a decent amount of lacing.
Local Mocha has a big aroma of burnt sugar, with coffee also competing for top billing. Roasted malt and a hint of dark fruit, particularly currants, round things out.
The hint of currant that I picked up in the aroma is really powerful in the flavor, although it leans more toward generic dark fruit than pure currants. Also, this flavor brings just a bit of sourness to the beer. The sourness is enough that I wonder whether this one has a bit of an infection problem to it; it's also entire possible that lacto was intentionally added by the brewer. I could see this one going either way, as the sourness seems to work with the beer fairly well. Next comes a bit of weak coffee flavor that is followed by roasted malt and a bit of caramel. The finish has some pine and a moderate amount of bitterness from American hops.
The mouthfeel has a very quick finish, and is quite thin and almost watery feeling.
I can't tell if this beer is a little bit off or if it is just a milk stout brewed with lacto. Either way, it's a little too sour for my taste, and I would call it decent at best.
02-21-2012 22:17:21 | More by Hojaminbag
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev +5.5%
a friend picked up a bunch of there 22oz bottles up at the brewery. brought this out to split amongst friends. out of the fridge poured into a clear plastic cup. this is a stout made with locally roasted coffee, chocolate, and vanilla.
pours out a very dark black color, nearly opaque. looks like an imperial stout, impressive for a rather lighter ABV. just a thin dark mocha colored head that quickly faded to a thin ring. not much lacing.
in the nose, almost a lighter roasted malt, lactose, milk chocolate, with just hints of coffee beans and chocolate.
again, a nice lighter roasted malt taste. a nice bitter coffee flavor, maybe not as much as i would prefer however. slight hints of milk chocolate and vanilla.
slightly bitter roasted finish. a little watery feeling. light to medium bodied. lively carbonation, almost a little too much for the style IMO.
a solid offering from a very small almost unknown brewery. a little watery at times, but pretty impressive for 4.5%, exspecially the color. glad to see there expanding there line of beers and making some interesting stuff, a chile beer, a barleywine. i wouldnt go out of my way to get this, but if i crossed paths again, id definatly enjoy a pint.
09-25-2011 21:28:43 | More by dogfishandi
Local Mocha Coffee Stout from Keuka Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.