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Black House - Modern Times Beer

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BA SCORE
89
very good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 33
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mactrail on 06-30-2013)
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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Nugganooch

California

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Serving type: can

05-02-2014 20:34:44 | More by Nugganooch
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Pouring black with a dense, dark brown head that falls off to a ring. The nose is great. The coffee character is fresh and inviting with a blend of fruit and mild acidity. Berry-like fruitiness is noticeable up front along with a blend of chocolate, cream, a little honey , a little vanilla and a little sugar. Acidity is mild, the roast character is mild, allowing the rest of the nose, especially the coffee, to blossom.

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Appearance: Pours pitch black with a typical stout bubble show; not that much lacing after the initial action, however

Smell: Burnt black bread and coffee; a hint of really dark fruit, perhaps tamarind

Taste: Burnt black bread, tamarind and coffee tones building, through the middle; a slight lactic sourness in the finish
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Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Pours dark brown/black with a thick tan head. A lot of coffee in the nose. Some chocolate and maybe just a hint of dark fruits. Taste follows pretty closely. A good amount of coffee bitterness. I don't drink many "single" stouts, mostly imperials, so obviously the lighter mouthfeel was a bit different for me, although expected from a <6% beer. Overall, a great, drinkable stout. I love how much the coffee stands out in this one. It's so smooth too, it feels like I'm drinking a milk stout.

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Received as an extra in a trade and pouted into my Duvel tulip.

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S - BIG aromas of cold pressed coffee, light chocolate, some creaminess. Almost reminiscent of a milk stout as opposed to a regular stout.

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Appearance - Black like my morning brew. Not much head at all.

Smell - Coffee and some chocolate.

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Black House from Modern Times Beer
89 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.