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Black House | Modern Times Beer

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89
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116 Reviews
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BEER STATS
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
901
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
24.19%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Black House is an oatmeal coffee stout bursting with coffee aroma and flavor.

Added by mactrail on 06-30-2013

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Reviews: 116 | Ratings: 901
Reviews by Nugganooch:
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4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From the 16oz can to my FW Imperial Nonic glass
Notes form 04/25/2014

A: Dark black body with a slight russet edge as you near the sides of the glass. My pour produced a massive sponge of dark tan head with ample hang time. Only a few minor dots and squiggles of stick remain after each sip.

S: Loads of fresh roast coffee goodness from the can. Underneath lies some darkly kilned grains and a molasses like sweetness. Not much else going on amidst all the java. Some chocolate covered dark berries emerge as the beer warms in the glass. Very roasty but also very clean with a great coffee freshness.

T: Flavors bring a ton of coffeehouse grade roast with some dark fruits, sweet brown sugar/molasses, darkened caramels, oats, and a faded smokiness. Like French pressed coffee into beer. This is very roasty with a touch of dark chocolate hidden in the middle and a mild earthy bitterness that perks on the backend. Not terribly complex but everything really comes together nicely. It is just so smooth and never burnt or acrid in any way. Creamy, roasty, and delicious.

M: Creamy smooth feel for this moderately fuller body. Does not come across as thick as it really is. Silky on the palate with a touch of drying at the finish. Fairly clean retreat with some light slickness on the palate.

D: This is a brew served two ways. Could easily pass as an iced mocha in the can. Even though the coffee steals the show what you get is an incredible fusion of all the flavors and the mouth feel is a true delight. Probably my favorite from Modern Times next to the Fortunate Islands.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is dark roasted coffee, cocoa, caramel, and light oats. The coffee works well with the other flavors and never overpowers. Nice and smooth easy drinker. One to reach for if I wanted a beer with just a hint of coffee.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a tan head. There is some light residual lacing on the glass. The beer has a really nice balance of flavors from the malts and the added coffee. A really great drinking beer though the mouthfeel is a bit thin.

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Photo of Motleydrunk56
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Anchor Steam glass. Smell is Coffee, Coffee and more Coffee. Taste is Coffee up front, maybe a slight hint of Caramel. Overall I liked it very much. I would buy this again.

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3/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.64/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Black House from Modern Times Beer
89 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.